About Chertsey

Due to the effects of Coronavirus, we have delayed the opening of this base. For more information please visit our Go Boating with Confidence page.

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


  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • 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.


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


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


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


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


+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


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.


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

When to arrive

Please arrive any time from 14:00 - our teams will get you checked in and carry out your briefing once early boarding customers have set off. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base from 11:00. 

Late arrivals 

If you are going to be arriving at the base after 16:00, please inform the base directly or our sales team so we can make sure everything is prepared for your arrival. If you arrive later than 17:00, when you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning. 

Upon arrival 

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and vacation as smooth and enjoyable as possible. 

When you arrive our base staff will: 

  • Take a deposit to cover the fuel and gas you use during your vacation as well as engine wear and tear. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used. 
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your vacation. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details. 
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop. 
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc.). 
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians. 

Your return 

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out). If you want to check out before 09:00 please let our base team know when you check in so they can arrange this. 

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