Belle is a small family business run by Steve &
Bev Henderson. The boat was
launched in 2002 and was built at Fords Wharf Marine in Allington, Maidstone, Kent -
hence her name Allington Belle.
She is the first craft to to be built on the Upper River Medway for
a long time. She was built by her Captain Steve Henderson. The
Allington Belle is a Mississippi
style paddle boat and can hold up to 50 persons for coach parties
and daily 1 hour pleasure trips and up to 40 persons for private
parties, wedding receptions, corporate functions, birthdays, anniversaries
and other special events.
The cruise goes
between Allington and East Farleigh locks. The boat can be boarded at the Malta Inn, Sandling or The Town
Centre, between the 2 road bridges - we can also stop at the Millennium/Whatman
Park on request (see timetable). The vessel is fully licensed
by the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency and all other required
licenses are in place - allowing a full bar and dancing facility.
She is wheelchair friendly, but please count wheelchairs as 2
persons for large groups, to allow plenty of room. Toilets are
walk in only, the rest of the boat is fully accessible.
The boat can be
hired for Wedding transport to The Arch Bishops
Palace, but during July & August places are restricted due
to demand and come at a higher price. Please call for details.
The vessel can be dressed in your wedding colours to suit and
can hold 50 persons for transport or 40 for receptions. For coach
parties we can offer 1 or 2 hour trips. This can be arranged any
time from Easter till December. We will always try to accommodate
Schools, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies, Playschools and Clubs of any
kind, just call us and ask. One way trips to the Museum of Kent
Life are available on request.
|We can provide
food courtesy of Amber
Catering (01795 438258) or you can bring your own along. A
service charge of £25.00 is applicable if you supply your own food.
We have toilets
onboard available for clients to use (no wheelchair access), a
fully stocked and licensed bar and tea & coffee always available.
If there are any other questions please give us a call!