Kentish Lady


Type:Boat Tours

Undercliffe Boathouse, Bishops Way, MAIDSTONE, Kent, ME15 6XG

Tel: 01622 753740

Kentish Lady


The Kentish Lady River boat is synonymous with Maidstone and is one of Kent’s premier river excursion providers, working with coach companies and social groups to provide river experiences for over 20 years.

Between Spring and Autumn we provide a unique experience of the Upper River Medway, from 1HR trips at weekends, 3HR lunch/supper cruises for groups and individuals during the week plus a unique and exclusive river trip including access to Allington Castle.
With modern facilities, wheelchair access and a fully licensed bar the family run Kentish Lady is also the perfect setting for a private charter, catering for wedding receptions, parties, and special events.

Take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful Upper River Medway, with wildlife and history along the way the 1hr return trips (1 way available) for families and individuals run at weekends and selected school holidays between Maidstone (Centre) and Allington Lock, the 3hr Lunch Cruises operate between Maidstone and Teston Lock and along with the Allington castle Gardens tour operate during term times and must me pre-booked.

In addition to the Kentish Lady we now offer  2hr or 4hr Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Upper Medway,  6 & 8 seater boat available.


Book Tickets

Guide Prices

1hr Trips > no booking required, pay onboard or at the riverside kiosk on the day.
3hr Cruises and Allington Castle > Pre-book only via telephone to our office
Self-Drive Boat Hire > pay Online via our website



  • Charter / Special Occasion


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential - For 3hrs Cruises ,Allington Castle yes , Self-Drive hire is bookable online via our website
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - For 3hr cruises and Allington Castle we offer discounted rates for groups of 20 +
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families - On our 1hr trips yes
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - On our Allington Castle gardens tour
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - On our Allington castle Garden tours yes

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Wer operate from our riverside ice cream kiosk at the rear of the Archbishops Palace on Bishops Way - there is no public parking on site, the nearest parking is at College Rd or the Lockmeadow Entertainment Centre

Public Transport Directions

Maidstone Town Centre nearest train station is Maidstone West Station


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze 2024

Opening Times

* Seasonal between April & October, subject to river and weather conditions.

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