Allington Belle - Paddle Boat Trips on the Upper River Medway

Fantastic Self Drive Day Boat Hire

The Allington Belle is pleased to offer you not only passenger boat trips but the chance for you to drive yourself family and friends in one of our self drive day boats.
Relax and unwind at a different pace of life on the tranquil waters of the Upper River Medway in Kent, the Garden of England, whether it’s a few hours or a full lazy day!
Travelling at a gentle pace through East Farleigh lock and beyond, there are plenty of places to stop and picnic and several places to stop for lunch or just watch the world go by, prices are inclusive, and you car will be safe at our boatyard in Allington. Call us today to book a boat then all you have to do is fill in the booking form and return it to us at the address on the form.

For Day Boat Hire download a booking form HERE

Hope to see you soon!

Allington Belle Fleet

First time on a boat? Our staff will show you the controls of the boat explain operating procedures and demonstrate where necessary. You will also be given information about the rules of navigation. Our day boats are easy to operate with just a forward and reverse leaver and wheel making it easy for the most novice helmsman to operate .all boats have full instructions and navigational details on board. Buoyancy aides will be issued on request and children under 12 must wear them at all times .In inclement weather the canvas top can be drawn back to provide cover.




Elsa Belle


Elsa 8 seater open boat with a Lister engine & tiller control...noisy but fun & ideal for fishing.



*Why not go green!*

Try our silent electric picnic boats for up to 10 persons


Weekends & Bank Holidays:
Advanced bookings and payments are  taken for the  half/Whole Day during the months May to September.
If you call us within 48 hours of the date you require the boat, we can sometimes offer you the possibility to book a 2 hour hire over the weekend, please phone with your enquiry. On confirmation that your chosen boat and date are available, we will require your name and a contact phone number for the day of your arrival. Your Payment is made in full on the day and can be made in cash or cheque (with the appropriate guarantee card) 
Discounts for weekday bookings.

To book a boat please call us on 07763242701 / 01622 661064

We will require a cash security deposit of £100, additional security deposits may be required for single sex crews . This will be refunded when the boat is returned on time, in a clean and tidy condition and without being involved in an accident or any loss or damage to its equipment. Boats returned late or in a dirty condition will be charged a minimum of 1 hours rental. Hirer must be over 25.

Allington Belle day boat hire reserves the right to charge 50% of the hire fee if the boat is cancelled after 9am the day before the day of hire. If you cancel your booking before 9am the day before the day of hire, you will not incur any such charge.


2 Hour bookings cannot be pre-booked at weekends and are offered only to callers by phone or in person at the boat yard on the day of hire at our discretion.

Terms and Conditions for short break boat hire can be downloaded HERE

All of our day boats are regularly maintained and safety inspected by our Boat Safety Inspection Qualified Staff. Your safety is our priority for an enjoyable day, which is why we give full demonstration inductions, and include Buoyancy aids free of charge. All of our Day Boats are easy to operate with just a forward and reverse lever and wheel, enabling even the most novices of helmsmen to operate.

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