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


  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Wi-Fi access

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 'Prepare for your departure' 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


Top-deck cushions

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm


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

If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base.


Our staff are insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. Our base teams can transfer hire/lease cars, but you should check with your hire/leasing company first as the terms of your agreement may not permit this. If it is permitted, your hire/leasing company may charge you extra to add a member of our base team as a named driver. We may not know the name of the driver until the week of your departure, so you should check with the hire company to see if they will add an additional ‚un-named‛ driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: cars heavier than 3.5 tonnes, cars pulling trailers or caravans, trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.


Car transfers are available for a charge, must be pre-booked before departure and are subject to availability. Please contact the sales team for more information and prices.

By Road

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 https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe


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:

Staines: 4km

By Air

Closest airports:

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

Arrival at Chertsey

When to arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11:00 and 12:00 or from 14:00.

Late arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or our sales team. 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).

Local info

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 License is required and is available from any main or sub post office, it is recommended that you obtain your license before you leave home. Cost is approximately £6.50 for a licence covering 8 days (children under 12 do not require a licence).