About Chertsey

Our Chertsey base is not far from central London, so the river here is bordered by bustling towns and villages with a wider variety of restaurants, supermarkets and pubs than there is near Benson. The historic and grand royal palace at Hampton Court is just 3hrs to the east, with Kingston (and direct trains into central London) another 30minutes after that. 3hr west from our Chertsey base will find you in Windsor and Eton and the countryside vistas become more and more beautiful the further you travel.

From Chertsey it is:

  • 15hrs (22 locks) to our base in Benson

What you get on the base

Facilities

  • Toilets and showers will be closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding. Customers should use facilities on board their boats.
  • Laundry
  • Wifi

Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Holiday Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.

 

Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.

Restaurants

Leftbank Restaurant - Tel, +44 (0) 1784 220999

Shops

Supermarkets, banks, post office services, restaurants and shops can all be found in nearby Chertsey.

Fishing

Fishing is allowed but the close season is between 17th March – 16th June. A Fishing Licence is required and is available from any main or sub post office, it is recommended that you obtain your licence before you leave home. Cost is approximately £6.50 for a licence covering 8 days (children under 12 do not require a licence).

Opening hours

Open only for booked arrivals and returns

Address

Le Boat Chertsey, Penton Hook Marina, Staines Road
Chertsey
Surrey
England
KT16 8PQ
United Kingdom

Telephone

+44 (0)7795 413378

Travel to Chertsey

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the numbers below.

 

Triple A Cars’ (+44 (0) 1189 504 030 | [email protected])

A & C Taxis (+44 (0) 1932 570 170)

 

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

 

  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR) £51
  • London Gatwick Airport (LGW) £71
  • Staines Train Station £44

By Road

Be prepared

Be prepared: It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them.  Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas

Directions

From the M25, exit at Junction 11 and take the route that is signposted A320 Woking at the end of the dual carriageway. Turn right at the roundabout, which is signposted A320 Chertsey/Staines. As an extra guide you can follow the brown signs for Thorpe Park. Continue to follow the signs A320/Thorpe Park. This will take you through Chertsey and onto a dual carriageway with the Twynersh Pub on your left. Continue on the dual carriageway, going over the M3. This brings you to another roundabout. Thorpe Park is on your left. At this roundabout, go straight over onto Staines Road at take the second entrance on the right which is Gate 5.  Bare round to the left and Le Boat pontoons can be found at the end of the track on the right.

Parking

No parking available on site

By Train

Closest train station(s):

Staines: 4km

By Air

Closest airport(s):

  • London Heathrow: 17 km (M25)
  • Gatwick: 53 km (M25)

Arrival at Chertsey

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info