BODIAM BOATING STATION

CAMPING     FERRY     CAFE

Riverside Cottage, Rye Road, Newenden, Kent TN18 5PP   t: 01797 25 3838   e: info@bodiamboatingstation.co.uk

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Enjoy the tranquility of the river with nothing but the sound of oar blades dipping in the water.  View the abundance of wild flowers and reed beds as you pass by, and if you're lucky you might see herons or our resident family of Kingfishers.

 

Make a day of it and pre-order a picnic from Lime Wharf Cafe (or bring your own) and stop along the way for a swim and lunch.  Please arrive in good time to allow us to get you away on time.  

 

AVAILABLE BOATS

7 ROWING BOATS – Maximum of 3/4 people in each

11 SINGLE KAYAKS – These are ride on kayaks, very stable and a lot of fun! Built for one adult or one adult plus child up to about 8 yrs old

4 TANDEM KAYAKS - Also ride on top, suitable for 2 adults and a child

3 CANADIAN CANOEs – Maximum of 3 people (though only 2 seats)

2 SUP BOARDS - Max 1 person

2 MIRAGE ECLIPSE - Max 1 person (like a stair climber on the water - NEW to the market & lots of fun!)

 

SELF LAUNCH: If you have your own kayak, you can park you car and launch from our jetty for £5 per boat (max £10 per vehicle).

Please try to arrive 15 mins early for your booking and we ask that you return your boat(s) at the agreed time to avoid further charges & delaying others.

 

ROWING TO BODIAM CASTLE: The river is locked at Scott's Sluice in Iden (just outside Rye) and therefore has no current as such.  However, windy conditions can make rowing tough.  Depending on the weather and your ability, it will take 1h 30 mins - 2h 30mins to row to the castle and about half an hour less in a kayak.

 

DISTANCES FROM OUR BASE IN NEWENDEN TO:

BODIAM CASTLE: 3.61m

HALF WAY TREE: 1.75m

 

TOWARDS RYE:

IRON BRIDGE: 1.03m (1st bridge)

WITTERSHAM BRIDGE: 6.1m ((2nd bridge)

MILITARY ROAD: 7.7m (4th  bridge & furthest point for kayaks)

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Ladies Kayak Group

Fri 10-11am. Max 10 people.

£8.50 per session OR

£7 if paying termly

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Lessons & Guided Tours

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE: Buoyancy aids available free of charge & compulsory for under 18s.  We insist that anyone under 18 must be supervised by an adult.

Boat Hire Prices

KAYAK £10ph or £35 for 4 hours

TANDEM £16ph or £56 for 4 hours

SUP Board £16ph or £56 for 4 hours

CANOE £16ph or £56 for 4 hours

ROW BOAT £12ph or £40 for 4 hours

MIRAGE ECLIPSE £25 half hr or £40ph

 

Further Discounts Available 5th hour onwards.

BOAT HIRE BOOKING FORM OR CALL 01797 25 3838 IMG_0772 3

NEW FOR 2017

HOBIE MIRAGE ECLIPSE

We are really excited to introduce these to our fleet & are one of only two places in UK to hire them. They are lots of fun & a great workout for your glutes!