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One Hour Trips between Maidstone Town Archbishops Palace & Allington Lock Kent Life/Malta Inn - (30 Mins Each Way) * Selected Weekends & School Holidays*

The Kentish Lady runs one hour return trips (one way available) between Maidstone Town and Allington Lock on selected weekends and school holidays between Easter and October

Maidstone is perfect for an afternoon shopping trip at The Mall or Fremlin Walk or just meeting friends. Whilst at Allington Lock, you can stop for lunch at the Malta Inn or spend time at Kent Life. Along the route, we can stop at Whatman Park (by request).

Our informative commentary tells you all about the sights including Corpus Christi Hall and Maidstone's oldest pub dating back to 1636. We also pass Allington Castle where Henry the Eighth used to meet Anne Boleyn.

If you want that little bit extra, why not go on one of our 3 hour cruises which include lunch? Click here for more details

** As we are reliant on weather and river conditions we advise you to always check our timetable on the day you wish to take a trip to ensure we are running

1 Hour Trips run at Weekends & selected School Holidays.
Please check timetable on the day to ensure we are running
Archbishops Palace
Whatman Park
(by request)
Kent Life / Malta Inn
11.00 Quarter to/past the hour 11.30
12.00 12.30
13.00 13.30
14.00 Ask a crew member 14.30
15.00 15.30
* Boat terminates in Maidstone at 16.00 *
* Additional trip on selected dates in August *
*16.00* See timetable *16.30*
* Boat terminates in Maidstone at 17.00 *
  Return One-Way
Adults £7.00 £3.50
Children £4.00 £2.00
Family £18.00 £9.00
Seniors £5.00 £2.50
Pay on board on the day

Map of the journey

  • A - Maidstone town centre - 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
  • B - Whatman Park - We can stop at the mooring here on request
  • C - Allington Lock - Stop off and have a great day out for all the family. Explore 28 acres of fun at Kent Life from hands-on activities for kids to age-old farming traditions that bring back memories from way back when. Or have lunch at the Malta Inn Beefeater, a delightful restaurant and pub with river frontage seating and an outside BBQ area

Licensed Bar On Board

Our well stocked licensed bar serves a wide variety of drinks, including wine, spirits, alcopops, draught and bottled beer, soft drinks, hot beverages and snacks. Our bar tariffs are similar to pub prices.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets are purchased in cash on board the vessel on day of sailing.

Passengers wishing to pay by debit/credit card will be required to visit Cruisers Ice Creamery on the quayside in Maidstone before boarding the vessel. There is a minimum spend of £10.

Dogs on a lead are welcome on our one hour trips (as long as they are not the size of a horse!!).

Please see our parking information page: >> Parking Information

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