Tonbridge River Trips & Rowing Boat Hire | Boat Trips Kent, UK

Rowing Boat Hire Tonbridge, Kent

Rowing boats are now closed until end of June 2024

Located next to The Big Bridge in Tonbridge High Street, we offer easily accessible rowing boats for hire by the hour.

If a peaceful guided trip is not energetic enough for you then we have rowing boats for hire.

If any person in the party has a disability please contact us to discuss requirements and access before travelling.

Tonbridge Boat Hire FAQ

Rowing boats are available from 11am to last hire at 4pm… (weather and river permitting)
See schedule generally they operate:-

  • End June to July – weekends plus bank holidays
  • School Summer Holidays – Everyday
  • September – weekends
  • October to May – closed

There is no need to book, boat hire is on the basis of turn up and go with first come first served, if we are busy then we will take your phone number and call you when a boat is available. If you are visiting or travelling from outside the Tonbridge area, email your request in advance and we will do our best to get you afloat.

There is no need to book, boat hire is on the basis of turn up and go with first come first served. If you are travelling from outside the Tonbridge area phone on 07308 956947 after 11am and we’ll help all we can.

Multi boat, extended hires, or special occasion – bookings can be arranged in advance by emailing

The boats are designed to hold a maximum 400Kg (60St) and be easily rowed, so can take up to 4 adults and 2 children

Sorry no, under 2’s are not permitted on rowing boats.

We insist that under 14’s wear a buoyancy aid  we will provide them, we also have limited stock of adult sizes if requested.

The hire is for one hour, please adhere to the time as we will have other bookings waiting, if you are uncertain of making it round the island in time, turn round after 30 minutes and come back. If you are at, or have passed the railway bridge you are half way. Extended hire is available by the hour, late return will incur additional cost

We provide a map in the boats with our emergency contact number,  call us, there is a power boat providing safety cover.

An adult (16+) is required to be in the boat and be responsible for the hire at all times.

The cost of boat hire is £5 per Adult and £3 for under 16’s with a minimum hire of £10 per hour, Payment is before the hire, by cash or card,  proof of ID plus and/or a mobile number will be required prior to the hire.

The best contact is in advance by email or on the day call 07308 956947 after 11am.

Tonbridge Rowing Boat Hire Terms and Conditions

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