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LisaChatterbox wrote a review Oct 2018
Gravesend, United Kingdom2 contributions
We booked a boat for day hire for a surprise birthday present and didn't know what to expect having never done it before. Bev and Steve were really helpful and friendly. Everything was explained in detail and straight forward. We were a little worried beforehand about the locks but Bev put our mind at ease. We got the hang of it very quickly and had a wonderful day on the river. We took a picnic, great weather which was a bonus and had lots of laughs. We would certainly recommend using this company without any hesitation whatsoever. We will be booking again when the new season starts. It was a very enjoyable day, reasonably priced, a lovely boat and friendly people. Well worth the money - the best day out we've had in a long time. Thanks Bev and Steve for being so helpful and accommodating.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Alan Grange wrote a review Aug 2018
kent103 contributions77 helpful votes
Couldn't be simpler. Bev dealt with the booking and all correspondence and Steve demonstrated how the boat worked. Within 10 minutes of arrival we were off along the river at 5 knots, it's max, and enjoying the splendid views this section of Kent has to offer. Took a packed lunch and even had time on the way back to moor up at the Malta Inn and have some liquid refreshment. Loved it as did our friends.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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MissyElliott2017 wrote a review Aug 2018
East Sussex, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
I booked the Maidstone Belle for the afternoon as a surprise birthday present for my darling OH, 4 of our kids plus one of their BF’s and our Border Terrier. Booking was really straightforward and Bev was very accommodating. After a quick safety talk, rules of the river, a life jacket was found for the dog and we were told how to use the boat then we were off! All of us were beginners so we had a lot of laughs trying to go straight and avoid the fishing rods and the lock took a while until a friendly onlooker helpfully pointed out that we were letting the water in at one end and out at the other as the paddles were still up.... 🤣 Saw lots of wildlife and picnicked at the country park. We got the hang of things quickly and would do it again and recommend it without hesitation, the most fun we’ve had on a family out for ages.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Mr F wrote a review Aug 2018
Canterbury, United Kingdom95 contributions24 helpful votes
I was a little concerned when I booked this as was not sure what it would be like. It turned out to be a great fun day out. Booked the 8 seater diesel for the whole day. We had a quick driving tutorial, guided map and lock lesson. Then we were off. Great fun. Saw lots of wildlife. Two kingfishers. Herons and humans fishing. Managed to go a long way. Stopped for a picnic, walked the dog and stopped again for coffee in Maidstone on the way back. Locks where ok once we had done our first one. Staff very helpful and accomodating when trying to book.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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businessmind53465346 wrote a review Jun 2018
Kent, United Kingdom1 contribution15 helpful votes
Called to ask for a boat after Father’s day as Father’s Day was booked. I wanted to ask that as Monday was not Father’s Day, could we kindly upgrade to the best boat. I got as far as ‘as it’s not Father’s Day’ before an abrupt “NO YOU CAN NOT HAVE ANY DISCOUNT!” I politely said please don’t assume, she replied “I’m having a bad day and should be at home right now! Already stayed too late” I explained that her bad day was not my fault, and would she like me to book? She replied “NO NOT REALLY!!!! And slammed the phone down. Absolutely disgusting behaviour for what is supposed to be a business dealing with the public. If they behave in such a manor for wanting to book, god knows how they would behave if you had a problem. BE WARNED....STAY WELL AWAY!!!!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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