Catch a boat to work for free!

If you are living in the Kent axis of England then this is for you. To tackle the stressful commute from Kent to London by road or train, one company is offering commuters a chance to try an alternative.

“MBNA Thames Clippers is offering commuters the chance to swap wheels for water for a week then tell them whether they would consider making the change permanently. “

For one week in September, a 220-capacity vessel will make the journey from Gravesend’s Town Pier, off West Street, into central London and back again.  There will be stops for Canary Wharf and Embankment with the later taking 70 minutes and the former 48 minutes.

It aims to be a nice ride with a coffee bar on-board as well as toilets, daily newspapers and the chance to sit up on deck, weather permitting. 

In exchange for the free trip, which commences September 11, 2017, passengers will fill out a questionnaire about their experiences and the sort of service they would like to see if it were to become permanent.


“During the trial, there will be one sailing from Gravesend in the morning at 7.15am and one in the evening, departing from Embankment at 5.40pm”.

For more details see here.

Book online on the MBNA Thames Clippers website

Information culled from the Kent Online. Image courtesy, The Princess Pocahontas.




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