A unique venue for your special occasion traveling upstream through locks and bridges into the beautiful Kent countryside with its hop gardens, orchards and quaint villages. You can totally relax knowing that we will do everything to make your cruise with us as memorable and fun as possible.
We offer a large selection of buffet choices to suit virtually any budget starting at just £4.95 per head.
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Welcome drinks for your guests:
Price per 6 bottles/36 glasses
Decorations - £TBC
DJ - £200
Music from 1950's right through to present day
CD's - FOC
Play your CD's through our sound system
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.View Bar Tariff
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As we have a fully licensed bar and licensing law makes us responsible for your wellbeing, we must insist no drinks (including alcohol/shots) be brought aboard.
If we have good reason to suspect that illegal substances are being used, we will immediately terminate the charter, inform the police and return to our mooring.
We always use our own caterers as they understand space is premium on board. We have spent a long time working with them to provide a large variety of fresh, quality buffets. Our caterers use eco-friendly tableware and do not knowingly use any genetically modifed food products. They use free-range eggs and wherever possible use freedom and locally produced commodities.
You are welcome to bring a cake, we have a cake knife and slice available for use. We can also provide napkins for distribution. It would be helpful to know in advance so we may leave space in the centre of the buffet table.
You are welcome to decorate the vessel using blutac, however we can only let decorators aboard 20 minutes before your cruise to organise.
We prefer to use our resident DJ as his experience on board allows him to make best use of the available space to provide quality entertainment whilst leaving maximum room for guests. He also uses his knowledge of the river to adjust the volume in sound sensitive areas. If you would like to use your own DJ we do ask they respect the necessity to lower the volume in certain areas. The available space is 1.5 meters square plus room for a second speaker on the opposite side of the boat.
The vessel can be hired for three or four hours. In three hours we leave Maidstone and travel upriver through Farleigh Lock to Teston and return to Maidstone. For our four hour hires we continue down river to Allington Lock where there is a lot of history on the river, including Allington Castle. Passengers not able to stay for a full four hour cruise have the opportunity (upon request) to be dropped off at Maidstone approximately three hours through the cruise, e.g. parents with young children/elderly relatives, etc.