Hire Cruisers - Self-Drive Boat Rental

Type:Boat Trip

Kentish Lady, Undercliffe Boathouse, Bishops Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6XG

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Hire Cruisers Ltd offer self-drive hire boat rental on the River Medway.  Boats can take up to 6 or 8 passengers and are beautifully appointed with nautical themes.  Instructions on safe handling of the boat and the rules of the river are explained and buoyancy aids, fuel and on-site parking are available for 1 vehicle.  They can be hired for 3 hours for either the morning or the afternoon or for a 6 hour all day trip.

This offers a completely different way to experience the River Medway, its history, it bankside buildings and the wildlife.  The boats are easy to drive and provide a comfortable and relaxing day out for a family.  There are lovely points to stop along the way where you can find a variety of cafes and picnic sites.  

A unique way to arrive at a café  is to pull along side the waterside serving hatch of The Old Boat Café , where you can get food and drink and never get out of your boat.  The cafe staff will help you moor alongside.  This is probably the only place in England you can do this.

To hire


Medway Belle - 8 seats

3 hours 10am - 13.00 or 13.30 to 16.30 - £100

6 hours 10am - 16.00 £160


Lady Gillian - 6 seats

3 hours 10am - 13.00 or 13.30 to 16.30 - £90

6 hours 10am - 16.00 £150



Map & Directions

Road Directions

The boats moorings are found in the heart of town, right next to the Medieval Archbishop's Palace.  Buses stop in the High Street and at the Bus Station.

Public Transport Directions

It is an easy walk from  Maidstone West Station to the Hire Cruisers.  Walk down the hill from the main entrance.  Pass MacDonalds on your right.  Walk over the bridge and look out to your right and you can see the boats moored and waiting for you. 

Opening Times

Hire Cruisers - Self-Drive Boat Hire (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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