Rowing Boat Hire
Located next to The Big Bridge in Tonbridge High Street, we offer easily accessible rowing boats for hire by the hour.
If any person in the party has a disability please contact us to discuss requirements and access before travelling.
The boats are designed to hold a maximum 400Kg (60St) and be easily rowed, the rowing area is limited downstream by the Town lock and upstream by the Railway bridge, this provides a large area of slow moving Medway river and surrounding area to explore.
The boats are hired out by the hour, starting at 11am and then hourly till 4pm... (weather and river permitting)
- May to July - weekends plus bank holidays
- School Summer Holidays - Everyday
- September - weekends
- October to May - closed
The cost of boat hire is £5 per Adult and £2.50 for under 16's with a minimum hire of £10 paid in advance per hour and proof of ID will be required prior to the hire.
Boat hire is on the basis of first come first served, however you may speak to the boat manager and pre book for later the same day, or bulk bookings can be arranged in advance by phoning or emailing.
How to Find Us
Locatated at the Big Bridge in Tonbridge High Street (sat nav TN9 1DR):-
"Tonbridge Town Centre Castle" adjacent to many stops 77, 211, 218, 219, 402, 403
Sat Nav TN9 1DR - there are Pay and Display Car parks next to the Castle site TN9 1BG.
Tonbridge (7 minutes walk)
This access statement is not a personal statement as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.
The boat is boarded by stepping over the side of the boat onto 2 steps down into the boat.
If you have any queries or require any assistance please contact us.
The boat is moored to a concrete mooring accessed via a flight of steps.
Staff will aid disabled customers where possible.
Tonbridge River Trips is based in the high street with facilities including toilets and refreshments close by.
Once on the tour a commentary is given by the skipper. It is recommended that passengers with hearing difficulties sit closer to the skipper.
The main attraction is the scenery, so deaf passengers will still enjoy the tour.
All dogs are welcome.