Self Drive FAQs
What is your address?
Our self drive is located at Penton Hook Marina.
Is there a place to park my car?
Yes there is! However, parking is strictly prohibited in the main Penton Hook Marina Car Park via Gate 1.
What is your cancellation policy?
We only accept cancellations or reschedules up to 48 hours in advance.
I didn't recieve my confirmation email?
If you have provided all the information on the booking form but did not recieve a confirmation, please check your junk folder.
What ID do I need to bring?
The lead hirer should bring a form of Government issued ID with them on the day.
How do I pay my damage deposit?
£100 can be paid via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org providing name and date of hire. Or you may pay by card on the day. We DO NOT accept cash.
Can I pick the boat of my choice?
Boats will be allocated on arrival and are unable to be selected by hirers.
What is the speed restriction?
Speed restriction on the river is strictly 5 miles per hour and all our boats are limited.
Where can we go on our self drive?
90 minute bookings are not permitted to pass through locks - area of travel is between Penton Hook Lock and Chertsey Lock ONLY
Who can I bring with me?
Anyone is welcome on our self drives.
Do I need to bring my own food and drink?
Bring your own - OR visit our RECOMMENDATIONS to arrange outside catering, graze boxes or picnics in advance
Do you provide life jackets?
Yes, life jackets are provided.
Do I need a skippers licence?
No licence or experience is required to drive our self drive boats. Guideance is provided and also see our video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmgHKlDiGMc
Where are you located?
Walk from the layby, through Gate 1 to our location just beyond the Yacht Club and check-in. See video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmgHKlDiGMc
Do you have a map?
We recommend using the "OPEN CANAL MAP" APP for directions and details during your cruise.