Our business is currently CLOSED in line with the latest Government Covid-19 lockdown rules. Our Self-Drive Boat Hire will resume from 29th March (Pre-Book Only)
Three Hour Cruise between Maidstone Town Archbishops Palace & Teston Lock Inc. Lunch/Supper - (3 Hour return trip)
April until October - Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays : Pre-Book Only - £27.00 PP
Lunch Cruise > 12:00 - 15:00
Supper Cruise > 18:00 - 21:00
Subject to an initial group booking of 20+ we run daytime and evening cruises, catering for coach parties, societies, small groups and individuals, the Kentish Lady has excellent facilities including male and female separate washrooms, heating and a fully licensed bar. The catamaran style vessel also provides easy access for a limited number of standard wheelchairs.
The Kentish Lady leaves Maidstone Town Centre and cruises upriver through Farleigh Lock and onwards under Farleigh, Barming and Teston bridges, turning at Teston Lock for the return journey.
Whilst sailing you can enjoy your lunch/supper of either Fish & Chips or Picnic Box (varies by cruise), during the cruise you can enjoy a complimentary tea, coffee or water as well as a selection of fresh fruit, you will be looked after by attentive crew and we welcome you to move around the boat so as to enjoy our open decked space on the front and rear of the vessel.
With history around every corner and beautiful scenery the trips is a wonderful experience from start to finish and includes an informative commentary, once we are through Farleigh lock the countryside opens up to reveal wildlife of all varieties including Kingfishers, Herons, Swans, Cormorants, Geese and Ducks, so remember to keep a watchful eye out!
The boat can seat a maximum of 70 people so please be aware that your group will be joined together with other passengers unless you hire the entire vessel, your food is brought on at the beginning of the cruise via our local suppliers and eaten picnic style on you lap.
Please note, we do not accept children under 16 years old on our Three Hour Cruises. Pets (other than official guide or assistance dogs) are not permitted on board.
Tickets are non-refundable.
** As we are reliant on weather and river conditions we advise you to check with our office prior to your visit if you have concerns over the conditions at this time**
£27.00 - Per person (Inclusive of Lunch/Supper & 1 Complimentary Tea/Coffee/Water)
Must be pre-booked in advance
(**Minimum age 16)
**Individuals and groups of less than 10 do NOT require a booking form, simply call the office to book and pay**
Our main mooring, adjacent to the Archbishops palace and across the road from the high street. Maidstone is perfect for an afternoon shopping trip at The Mall or Fremlin Walk or just meeting friends with its wide selection of bars and restaurants.
Click here to download a booking form for our 3 Hour Cruises.