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.
Three Hour Cruise between Maidstone (Town Centre) & Teston Lock - Inclusive of Fish & Chips/Picnic Box (varies by cruise)
April until October - Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays : Pre-Book Only - £28.00 PP
Lunch Cruise > Departs 12:00 - Returns 15:00
Supper Cruise > Departs 18:00 - Returns 21:00
*All cruises are subject to an initial group booking to reach our minimum requirement*
The Kentish Lady departs from 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 a complimentary lunch/supper of Fish & Chips or Picnic Box (varies by cruise), plus a tea, coffee or water as well as a selection of fresh fruit (lunch cruise only), you will be looked after by attentive crew and we welcome you to move around the boat so as to enjoy our open decked spaces on the front and rear of the vessel.
With history around every corner and beautiful scenery this excursion 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 you or your group will be joined together with other passengers unless you hire the entire vessel privately, your food is brought on at the beginning of the cruise and is sourced from a local suppliers, food is to be eaten take away style on your lap. (Cutlery and a selection of condiments are supplied)
Whilst waiting to depart at our town centre moorings you can enjoy ice creams and snacks from our riverside refreshments kiosk.
The catamaran style vessel has a fully licensed bar and onboard toilet facilities, its ground level decks also provide easy access for a limited number of standard wheelchairs.
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 also 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 the time of your cruise, the route may be altered at the skippers discretion**
£27.00 - Per person (Inclusive of Lunch/Supper & 1 Complimentary Tea/Coffee/Water)
Must be pre-booked in advance by calling our office.
(**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.