Special Occasion River Trip

Type:Boat Trip

The Old Boat Café, Fairmeadow, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0SL
Lapwing approaching Maidstone Town Centre with heritage sites to the right and refections in the river.

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Our special occasion River trip is the ultimate way to celebrate your special occasion. Our skipper and crew member will take you on narrowboat Lapwing so you can see the sights and sounds of river life. 

Sitting in the hold of the boat on sturdy bench seats make all guests young and old feel safe and confident.  We can provide food or special hampers for you to tailor make your trip.

Get a fresh perspective on the river and on the wildlife that frequent it, see the colours and blooms change through the seasons.  Feel free to talk to us about how we can make your celebration extra special from photography opportunities, music, boat themes etc.

We can take a maximum number of 12 guests along with our skipper and your dedicated crew member.

Lapwing has an all weather canopy that is removable on Sunny days.  It is always advisable to dress for how you enjoy the weather, particularly if it is an evening an early morning cruise.

Owlets Apple Juice Included

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Guide Prices

Cost is £150 plus hampers or cream teas for your guests.


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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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