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Customer Notice

Saturday 25th of September will be the LAST day for 1hr trips between Maidstone & Allington Lock for at least 3 - 4 weeks due to essential maintenance required on the Kentish Lady - Our self-drive hire will continue to operate.

Self Drive Hire Boats

 For more information or to check availability please submit your enquiry via the form at the bottom of the page.

March - October

2hrs £70.00

4hrs £140.00

Self-Drive Boat Hire on The Upper River Medway - Maidstone (Non-Tidal) Operating 7 days a week (subject to weather and river conditions), after a safety briefing and boat handling lesson from one of our skippers you can take to the river in one of our authentic day boats, with a travel area running between Allington Lock and Teston Lock you can cruise through the beautiful Kent countryside, get in touch with nature and wildlife and for those who take 4hr hire you have the option to try your hand at going through a lock at East Farleigh, your welcome to bring your own refreshments, but if you just want to chill out you can moor up at Allington and enjoy the Malta Inn Beefeater or Little Old Tea House tea room.

Capacities - Lady Gillian Max 6 people & Medway Belle Max 8 people

Lady Gillian - 2hr Times > 10.00 to 12.00 - 13.00 to 15.00 - 16.00 to 18.00

Medway Belle - 2hr Times > 10.30 to 12.30 - 13.30 to 15.30 - 16.30 to 18.30

Lady Gillian - 4hr Times > 10.00 to 14.00 - 13:00 to 17:00

Medway Belle - 4hr Times > 10.30 to 14.30 - 13:30 - 17:30

  • Pre Book Only
  • Covid-19 Precautions in place
  • Minimum driver age is 21
  • £70.00 for 2hrs & £140.00 for 4hrs
  • Maximum 6 People - Lady Gillian
  • Maximum 8 People - Medway Belle (£10 Supplement for over 6ppl)
  • Travel Area - Between Allington and Teston Locks subject to length of hire.
  • Induction/Safety Briefing on Manoeuvring the Boat and Rules of the River
  • Buoyancy Aids Provided
  • Small well behaved dogs are welcome
  • Fuel Included

Please note the following important points -

N.B - Your booking is not confirmed until payment has been received in full, once payment is made you cannot cancel for a refund, if the weather conditions do not permit safe travel then we will endeavour to offer you an alternative date subject to our availability.

You will need to arrive and check in at the refreshment kiosk at least 20 minutes before your departure time to allow for your induction and safety briefing.

Click Here to download a copy of our Self Drive Hire Boats Terms and Conditions.

Download a Booking Form

Click here to download a booking form for our Self Drive Hire Boats (please call the office to ensure the date you want is available before sending in your form)

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