Cruise Experiences

All Cruise experiences depart from: Cruise Terminal, Sun Pier, Medway Street, Chatham, ME4 4HF


Due to storm damage Rochester pier has been closed. 

We therefore have no choice but to move ALL our cruises to Sun Pier, Chatham, for the foreseeable future.  Departure times and dates will all remain the same as planned.


Please find below the address of the pier:

Sun Pier,

Medway Street,




Southend Day Trip (from Chatham)

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For many years paddle steamers such as the “Medway Queen” have offered trips across the Thames Estuary to the world’s longest pier at Southend. Join us on this fantastic day out to once again have fish and chips on the beach, visit Adventure Island or ride the train to the end of the pier. Time ashore will vary depending on tides but we aim to give you about 4-5 hours of free time.

Note: Southend Pier is accessible via a steep ramp. This is not suitable for wheelchairs or for the mobility impaired.


Approximate timings

Deprarture  0900           Sun Pier

Arrival        1115-1130   Southend Pier

(Approximately 5 hours ashore)

Departure  1600            Southend Pier 

Arrival        1800-1815   Sun Pier

*timing may vary depending on the tide.


Onboard facilities include a Bar, selling Alcoholic and soft drinks and light snacks. A small Toilet is also available onboard.


For more information on the boat please click here.


Adults £25, 

Child £20, 

Concessions £22, 

Family £70, 

Under 3's Free

All tickets include the Pier train 



NOTE: Departures are subject to weather and sea state. If cancellation is nessessary, you will be notified no later than 2000pm the night before departure and will be offered an alternative date. 

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NEW: Chatham to Redsand Towers Cruise (5 hour)

5th October 2019

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Take a Trip from Sun Pier to the Eerie World War 2 Maunsel forts , called the Red sand Towers.

These Historic monuments stand in the estuary some 9 miles from Southend and 5 Miles from Whitstable.

It will take approximately an 2.5 hours hour to reach the Towers and will pass by the numeorus Island forts that have guarded the Medway Estuary since the 1860's. 

You will get chance to take plenty of photos in and around the towers as our vessel is small enough to pass between and under the structures. (We do not allow anyone to board the structures).

If your an avid photographer, grab your long lenses to see if you can snap photos of the Peregrine Falcons.

On the return journey we will pass round the SS. Richard Montgomery (outside the exclusion zone) before returning back up the Medway to Rochester.

A full commentary is available on the vessel along with a Bar and Toilets.


Adults £18.0, Child £15, Concessions £16, Family £55, 

Under 3's Free


NOTE: All departures are subject to weather and sea state. 

If cancellation is nessessary, you will be notified no later than 2000pm the night before departure and will be offered an alternative date or a Gift voucher valid for 1 year to use on any future tour.

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Fish and Chip Cruise

No dates available, please check back soon

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The Living River Foundation presents these unique series of cruises on the River Medway, supported by Jetstream Tours. 


Join us while we take a three hour evening cruise along the Medway with a with local and prominent speaker. Fish and Chips with a cash bar will be available onboard. 


This is a chance to discover the history, the wildlife and cultural importance of the Medway Estuary. In this informal but intimate setting gives you an opportunity to see the esturay in its glory and to ask questions and get a full insight to the speakers topic. But if you would just like to join us for the cruise then you are welcome to just enjoy the evening.

For more information on the boat please click here.


Departure   1800           Sun Pier

Return        2100           Sun Pier


The speakers on each cruise will vary but will include presentations from Birdlife, Rochester Oyster and Floating Fishermen and Institute of Fisheries Management. 

Rochester Circular

Closed until 2020


Take a 1-hour cruise on a weekend aboard our new RiverCruiser and take in the spectacular views through our panoramic windows or the fresh air from the outside deck. Our informative commentary will let you discover Upnor Castle and allow you view Chatham Historic Dockyard from the water.

Cruises depart at 11:00, 12:30, 14:00 and 15:30*

We have a fully equiped bar onboard selling a variety of refreshments, wheelchair accessable and dog friendly!

Adults £10, Child £7, Concessions £8, Under 5's Free

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*some times and dates may not operate due to other tours, please check before you travel.