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

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What you get on the base


  • Toilets and showers
  • Laundry

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 'Vacation 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

Opening hours

Open only for booked arrivals and returns | If there is no one at the base at a specific time during these hours, the phone number below will be diverted and an alternative number will also be displayed at the base.


Gate 5, Penton Hook Marina, Staines Rd
KT16 8PY
United Kingdom


+44 (0)7795 413378

Travel to Chertsey

By Train

Closest train station(s):

Staines: 4km

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.  Once through the gate, continue 45m straight ahead and then take the road on your right. Follow this until you reach a large building with the curved roof and turn left immediately after it. Keep going until you see the Le Boat reception building. 

Car rental

  • In Chertsey: Kendall Self Drive: Downside Industrial Estate, Guildford St, Chertsey KT16 9DS, UK 
  • In Hampton: Kingfisher Car Rental: 8A Station Rd, Hampton TW12 2HY, UK 
  • Gatwick airport  
  • Heathrow airpport 


Pre-bookable secured parking onsite.

By Air

Closest airport(s):

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

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

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

Good to go - visit England

We’ve been awarded the Visit England ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry charter mark. That means our operations meet Government and public health guidance on COVID-19 and that we have all the required health and safety processes in place to safely open. We look forward to see you.

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).

Electric car charging points

Next to the Marina Office, KT16 8PY, Gate 1 (one charging point).