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Cruise & Dine

Climb aboard and take one of 24 seats on ex-Royal Navy Lifeboat, the M.V.Dannie Lee, taking cover under the canopy in wet or very hot conditions.  Nature lovers will enjoy this leisurely cruise, with it’s abundance of flora and fauna;  and if you’re lucky, you will spot one of the members of the a resident family of Kingfishers.


If you would like to combine your cruise with a meal, our sister company, Lime Wharf Cafe offers breakfast, lunch & afternoon tea.  We have also teamed up with 16th Century Free House,  The White Hart, just 300m walk away, to offer a Cruise and Dine dinner option in a delightful setting.

Dinner Package

1845 Arrive at The White Hart & make menu choices.

1915 Board the Dannie Lee in Newenden and enjoy aperitifs and a 60 minute cruise

before your 2030 table reservation.



Minimum of 8 people

Three Courses: Adult £34.95 / Child <14yrs £11.50


Available every evening May - September


Lunch Package

1130 Depart Bodiam Castle

1215 Arrive Bodiam Boating Station


Make your way to Lime Wharf Cafe (30 metres) & enjoy a two course lunch  14yrs-adult £23.95

<14yrs Normal Menu £18

<14yrs Kids Menu £12


1500 Depart Bodiam Boating Station

1545 Arrive Bodiam Castle


The White Hart




Return trip to the castle plus cream tea £12.95

CANCELLATIONS: Bodiam Boating Station reserves the right to cancel trips without notice if wearther and/or flood conditions make such actions necessary.  The company accepts no liability for any loss or damage to property aboard a vessel. If you or any of your group are unable to use a booked ticket, please inform us in good time to allow us to re-sell the ticket.  You may be charged if less than 24 hours notification has been given.




In collaboration with the Kent and East Sussex Railway, we bring you an activity packed day out.

Take the 1145 train from Bodiam Station to Northiam. Walk 400m footpath to BBS for lunch, returning to Bodiam Castle on the Dannie Lee by 1400.  


Suitable for groups of 12-24 people, Mon-Fri only


£22.95 pp with Ploughmans lunch & hot beverage

boat cruise to bodiam castle on river rother


Enjoy a 3h, cruise to Iden Lock (just outside Rye) and back; 16 miles in total.

Saturday evenings June to August, departing at 5pm.

Pring a picnic OR pre-order one from Lime Wharf Cafe

Limited to 20 people. From £20pp

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