Terms and Conditions 2023

Jetstream Tours Ltd operates passenger boats and ferry service on the tidal River Thames and Medway.

Our Registered address is Unit 12, Innovation Studios, Canal Road, Strood, ME2 4DT

By purchasing your ticket or hiring our vessel, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. In all group booking cases, the lead party member is responsible for agreeing, on behalf of other members of the party and to these Terms and Conditions. Any group member should contact the lead party member should you have an issue with your booking. 

“You” or “Your” refers to the customer.

Terms relating to your Booking



1)      All our prices are in Pounds Sterling and we do not charge VAT or booking fees

2)     All prices are subject to change without notification.

3)     Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a fare-paying adult, at all times whilst on our vessels and the pier/pontoon.

4)    Children under 18 are permitted as passengers of Jetstream Tours Ltd but may be subject to proof of age.

5)     All tours have a maximum number of passengers and this is subject to the vessel's passenger certificate.

6)    Jetstream Tours Ltd requires a mobile contact number for the lead passenger when the booking is made so that we may contact you should the need arise up until you arrive at the pier/pontoon.

7)    All passengers prior to boarding the vessel must have paid for their booking in full, or have a travel voucher.

8)    Tickets may be available to purchase prior to the start of a tour subject to availability.

9)    A valid booking confirmation must be retained at all times and presented to a Jetstream Staff member and/or its approved agent, prior to embarking the vessel.

10)  Any person attempting to board the vessel or found on the vessel without a valid booking confirmation, will be removed from the vessel and the pier/pontoon.

11)    Jetstream Tours Ltd will not accept any liability for personal injury, or injury to others and passengers participate entirely at their own risk.

12)   You should come suitably dressed. Jetstream Tours Ltd accepts no responsibility for damage to clothing through exposure to the elements.

13)   Jetstream Tours Ltd reserves the right to refuse access to any person dressed unsatisfactorily, refunds are at the discretion of Jetstream Tours Ltd.


14)  We reserve the right to restrict the carriage of any personal belongings on a vessel.

15)   All offensive weapons or dangerous articles are strictly prohibited from the vessel and or the pier/pontoon.

16)  Smoking is permitted in outside areas aboard our passenger vessels.

17)   Jetstream Tours Ltd reserves the right to refuse access to any person who:

a.     has behaved in a manner which, in the opinion of Jetstream Tours Ltd, has, or is likely to have an effect on the safety or enjoyment of other passengers.

b.     has used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to other passengers, other members of the public, or Jetstream Tours Ltd and/or its employees and/or its agents, or in any way behaves in a threatening, abusive or insulting manner.

c.     is or appears to be or has been under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances.

18)  Failure to adhere to any instruction issued by Jetstream Tours Ltd and/or its employees and/or its agents may lead to the cancellation or postponement of the tour and/or the removal of any passenger failing to adhere to these instructions from the vessel and/or the pier/pontoon.


Food and Drink

19)  Consumption of Alcoholic drinks is strictly prohibited whilst aboard our vessel unless sold and supplied by Jetstream Tours.

20) Own catering is permitted onboard our Charter vessels. 

21)   Food is not permitted to be eaten on the Gravesend-Tilbury Ferry.



22)  Pets may travel on our Passenger's vessels on certain Tours only but sadly are not permitted on any tour to or from Southend Pier. This unfortunately also includes guide dogs. 

23)  In the event of attempting to bring a pet to attend on a prohibited tour then you will not be permitted to board, and your ticket will be cancelled.


Tour alterations, delays and disruptions 

24) Replacement tours are only offered at the total discretion of Jetstream Tours Ltd.

25)  Jetstream Tours Ltd reserves the right to replace the advertised vessel in the event of breakdown or unexpected maintenance. In this case other companies may supply you and will therefore you be covered by their insurance and terms and conditions.

26) Jetstream Tours Ltd reserve the right, when necessary, to alter the scheduled departure time, re-route vessels for reason of safety or stop them serving a pier/pontoon, without notice.  We do not guarantee to operate any service in accordance with published schedules or at all.

27) Jetstream Tours Ltd cannot be held responsible for any disruption to services in the event of responding to instructions from third parties including, but not limited to, the Maritime Coastguard Agency, Port Authority and Emergency Services.

28) Jetstream Tours Ltd reserves the right to alter your booking point, time or date should the minimum passenger numbers not be reached thirty minutes before departure.

29) Weather plays an important safety factor in all our tours and may be subject to cancellation or delays to bookings.  

30) Bookings are available for an individual ticket, a group or for a whole vessel.

31)   Exclusive charter bookings can only be made by persons aged 18 and over.

32)  You must arrive fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

33)  If you fail to arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled departure time, this may result in the cancellation of your booking.

34) Jetstream Tours Ltd are not responsible for factors that may lead to you missing your tour, including transport delays, weather conditions, parking issues and illness. No refunds or reschedules will be offered.

35)  If the vessel has to return to the pier/pontoon due to passenger illness, anxiety or weather conditions Jetstream Tours Ltd has no obligation to provide passengers with a refund or a replacement tour.


Cancellations and Refunds Policy 

36) Jetstream Tours Ltd reserve the right to alter your booking time or day of your departure should weather deteriorate and/or be deemed unsuitable for safe passage. In this event, Jetstream Tours reserves the right to issue a gift voucher valid for 1 year or an alternative tour.

37) Any requests to change a booking time/date by the passenger must be a minimum of 7 days in advance such alterations are at the discretion of Jetstream Tours Ltd and will be subject to a £25 admin fee and availability.

38) Jetstream Tours Ltd will not be liable for any expense, delays, disappointment, inconvenience, or any other consequential loss suffered by you in the event of a cancellation or postponement of a booking.

39) All bookings are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be re-sold without prior consent of Jetstream Tours Ltd.

40) If Jetstream Tours Ltd reasonably believes that a booking has been re-sold without prior consent or has been purchased from any individual, company or organization other than Jetstream Tours Ltd, then the booking may be cancelled.

41)  Jetstream Tours Ltd will only refund the cost of any cancelled booking if another tour cannot not be offered, this remains the discretion of Jetstream Tours Ltd, and the cancellation has been made by Jetstream Tours Ltd not you.

42) Purchases made more than 120 days prior and Gift Vouchers are non-refundable.

43) Private hire deposits are non-refundable but may be transferred to a later date, subject to availability and the discretion of Jetstream Tours limited.



40) Jetstream Tours Ltd and/or its employees and/or its agents reserve the right to use photographic equipment and/or video recordings and/or other monitoring equipment on or in the vicinity of the vessel which may feature passengers for advertising or promotional materials. Ownership of any intellectual property rights to the photographs and/or video recordings vests in Jetstream Tours Ltd absolutely.

41) Jetstream Tours Ltd allows you to take your own photographs and video recordings and Jetstream Tours Ltd accepts no responsibility if any photographic or video recording equipment is lost or damaged during the tour.

42) There shall be no commercial photography or filming onboard unless you obtain and hold the expressed permission of Jetstream Tours and the relevant filming/photography licences of the landowner/port authority.


Safety onboard 

44) Jetstream Tours Ltd and/or its employees and/or its agents reserve the right to use CCTV equipment and/or other monitoring equipment on or in the vicinity of the vessel which may feature passengers for safety and security purposes. This is stored securely in line with data protection and ICO requirements. 

45) Jetstream Tours operates our vessels in accordance with the regulations of the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency. Our vessels are surveyed annually, both in the water and out of the water and safety equipment is checked and replaced regularly. 

46) The captain of the vessel shall retain overriding authority and responsibility to make decisions with respect to safety and pollution prevention and to request the company’s assistance as may be necessary.

47) Jetstream Tours Ltd accepts no responsibility if any personal belongings are damaged, lost or stolen at any time whilst on the pier/pontoon or vessel.

48) Any safety equipment issued to you at the start of your tour, remains the property of Jetstream Tours Ltd and must be returned at the end of the journey. Any items removed from the boarding area will be considered stolen and a charge levied against the lead passenger.

49) Automatic Lifejackets that have been manually inflated by the trainee, other than that in an emergency, will be subject to a charge of £50 for the repacking and re-arming.

50) Passengers may be requested to have their personal belongings searched by Jetstream Tours Ltd.

51)   Other than liability for death or personal injury resulting from Jetstream Tours Ltd's negligence, Jetstream Tours Ltd shall not be liable for any loss or damage, distress, inconvenience or anxiety caused during the course of any tour undertaken and/or during the evacuation from the vessel in the event of an incident.



52)  Any passenger complaints should be made in writing within fourteen days of the complaint and addressed to Complaints, Jetstream Tours Ltd, Unit 12 Innovation Studios, Canal Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 4DT.