Strictly limited to a maximum of 2 bubbles until government relaxes lockdown
There is no minimum number of passengers
Run on first come - first served basis (unless pre booked)
Last up to 50 minutes
Booking is advised to avoid disappointment
The trip schedule is displayed on the sailing board
Priced at £10 for adults and £5 for under 16's
Available during days as advised above
You may bring your own refreshments onboard
The boat can be booked in advance for special and exclusive use, just a few ideas:-
Picnic trips - we recommend Boxes by Lisa They can be ordered and waiting on board.
A lock experience
Ferry to Haysden Park
evening bat trips
Trips outside the scheduled service
The following should be considered when booking:
maximum number of passengers 8 (2 bubbles) (larger parties can be catered for only by splitting the group)
there is no minimum number of passengers
no toilet facilities
cost is based on £100 per hour
you may bring your own refreshments onboard
Downstream through the lock(s) is a two hour minimum
Trips to the Leigh Flood barrier take 1 hour
Please use the online booking system and we will get back to you to discuss requirements, finalise details and provide costs.
We run scheduled trips with an ecologist on board who is well versed in the local flora and fauna:-
3 types of trips, Dawn Chorus, Down River, and Bat watching
all trips about 2 hours
cost £20 per head
hot drink provided
Bat detectors provided
Pre booking essential
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Dawn Chorus early morning starts before dawn
Down River early evening starts
Bat trips late evening start just before sunset
We can take you from the Big Bridge mooring to Haysden Park, and by prior arrangement we can pickup from Haysden Park and take you back to the Big Bridge mooring
The choice is yours, a one way trip or a round trip from either the Big Bridge or Haysden Park, with or without a stop over.
As our trips are scheduled to run on the hour from the Big Bridge, they will stop at Haysden at either 25 or 35 minutes past the hour if requested.
To request a stop at Haysden please email (below) at least a day in advance or call the skipper on the number on the home page. firstname.lastname@example.org
A new electric powered launch built in 2015, a Phoenix21 built at Potter Heigham on the Broads, the motor is a 3.5kW brushless induction engine that drives the boat at 5Kts (the speed limit) for about 14 hours on a single charge.
This makes this boat very quiet and peaceful for guided trips on the Medway around the Tonbridge area.
Below are links to 3 short videos of our boat and trips