Jacob Marley

JACOB MARLEY is our Flagship vessel named after the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge from the Charles Dickens book, "A Christmas Carol" 

Jacob Marley is a Class IV passenger vessel capable of carrying 98 persons on the River Medway and Thames.  She is of a catamaran design which ensures that she is stable and has little movement when underway. This makes her ideal for all the family to enjoy being on the water without the worry of getting seasick. 

Onboard we have a bar selling a variety of refreshments, a toilet and large Panoramic windows, ideal for sightseeing whatever the weather.

She can accept wheelchairs from Rochester pier, however, access to the outside decks and toilet facilities is currently limited.

Our operational limits allow us to run all year round in the Thames and Medway.


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Private Charters

Jacob Marley can be hired for private parties with catering on the lower Thames and Medway for up to 65 persons and can offer:

  • Buffets
  • Afternoon teas
  • Discos
  • Jazz Cruises 
  • Christmas Cruises

The vessel can also be utilised for Ferry/Cruise ship transfers for higher numbers of passengers up to 98 persons, without catering.

If you would like to know more about parties and private hire please contact us


Jacob Marley Charter Rates

Up to 65 persons Monday - Thursday  Friday -Suday 
3 hours £780 £840
4 hours £1040


additional hours £260 £280
Relocation fees Gravesend  +1.5 hour fee
  Chatham  + 0.5 hour fee
Queenborough    £1.30 per person
Southend  landing fee  £90 + £5pp
Standby fee   50% hourly hire fee
DJ   £395
Own music   £20
Own catering    £1 per person
Corkage   £5 per bottle
Download our charter pack here