Rowing Boat Hire open 7 days a week from 10am

Rowing boat hire on The Royal Military Canal Hythe Kent starts Good Friday 29th March 2024. Rowing boat hire is £20 per Boat per hour.

Electric Boat Trips sailing Saturday & Sundays

The Electric Boat La Tienne (she’s yours) is scheduled to take to the water for passengers June 2023

Venetian Fete Hythe Water extravaganza is scheduled 2024

Set on the Historic Royal Hythe Canal, the Hythe Venetian Fete is held every 2 years



Boats available daily from 10am subject to weather last boat out at 5pm


The Electric Boat scheduled trips for passengers is June 2023 subject to operating conditions


The Venetian Fete Water extravaganza take place once every 2 years


Rowing Boat Pricing

Rowing boat hire is £20 per Boat per hour.


Monday to Thursday Hythe residents rate is £15 per boat per hour, however discount will only be given upon proof of address.
Blue light card holders rate is £15 per boat per hour, however discount will only be given upon proof of card.
Senior Citizens rate every Tuesday is £15 per boat per hour

Pleasure boating on Hythe Military canal
Pleasure boating has operated on the canal for more than 100 years. Rowing boats can be hired from Easter weekend to October, from one hour, up to half a day. Rowing boat hire is a turn-up-and-go service and we do not take pre-bookings.
There is no onsite parking, but there are several car parks in the vicinity, also free street parking.

Important Information
No children under 3 years old (rowing boats)
No children under 3 years old are permitted on the Hythe rowing boat hire boats.
Under 16s

Children must be accompanied by someone who is at least 16 years old.
Buoyancy aids
It is compulsory for any child age 3 to 12 to wear a buoyancy aid whilst in a rowing boat and it is compulsory for any person regardless of age to wear a buoyancy aid if they cannot swim. Buoyancy aids are supplied free of charge and freely available to all who wish to have them.

Electric Boat Trips

La Tienne is an electric passenger launch operating under license and in partnership with Folkestone and Hythe Council. Wind and Weather proof, we will sail all Summer through to late Autumn. 
From the Boat Hut: Saturdays & Sundays 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm.
One hour standard trip pre bookings only
Adults: £15pp (over 12)
Child: £10pp (Under 12)

Private whole boat booking: up to 6 persons subject to safe loading. £75 an hour. Must be pre-booked. To book, call 07360 617411. A non-refundable 50% deposit is required. Terms and Conditions apply.
When privately hired customers can bring along a picnic to enjoy.

Please note, we have limited capacity on any sailing (6 persons), therefore we operate a first come-first served system, however, pre-booked whole boat sailings will take precedence.

Please check with the Boat Hut 07360 617411 before setting out, as times and schedules are subject to change at short notice.

Electric Boat Safety
Our electric boat is fully insured and the Skippers carry an Inland Waterways Helmsman License and public liability cover. However any activity on water is potentially hazardous, so please be aware of your own situation and that of fellow passengers onboard. Again, the Skipper’s word is law, and any instructions will be for your benefit, with your safety in mind.

The Skipper will give a safety briefing at the beginning of each sailing. Our priority is the safety and comfort of our customers at all times. The canal is just 1.5 metres deep on average. The canal is not tidal so there isn’t any current or surprises, (waterfalls, whirlpools etc.). There may be occasions when your Skipper will issue instructions, it is important that you follow them to  ensure your own safety and the safety of the other passengers.

The Boat Hut Hythe Canal
The Royal Military Canal Hythe
Electric Boat on The Royal Military Canal Hythe
Swan on The Royal Military Canal Hythe
Fun for the family on Hythe canal
A great day on Hythe canal
A Grand Day Out on Hythe canal
A fun day on Hythe canal
Pets welcome on the Rowing Boats