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Grove Ferry River Trips

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Address: Grove Ferry Road, Upstreet CT3 4BP, England
Phone Number: 07985273070
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For river trips on the River Stour in Kent come and see the "Ellen...

For river trips on the River Stour in Kent come and see the "Ellen Mary" a quiet eco friendly electric powered boat taking up to 12 passengers through scenic areas of outstanding beauty, getting close to local wildlife and birds.Why not enjoy a relaxing 1 hour river trip or book for a private “voyage” and then follow with the wonderful hospitality of The Grove Ferry Inn at our moorings.

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Lovely relaxing hour

Really nice hour cruise along the river. Not much to see but we had a great time looking for wildlife. The kids were treated really really nicely and we always appreciate that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Melp30
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Really nice hour cruise along the river. Not much to see but we had a great time looking for wildlife. The kids were treated really really nicely and we always appreciate that. The skipper was lovely and engaging and interacted really well with our children. I highly recommend this lovely friendly boat trip. Really good fun and good value for... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Had a fab time on a lovely trip down the river stour thanks to the captain graham for your kindness and showing us the wild life would highly recommend

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1 Thank KentLovebug
Minster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After reading trip advisor, we were really disappointed with the experience. We had the whole boat to ourselves which was the best part but the driver didn't actually say one word from the time we got on until the time we got off. He never pointed out any points of interest because there weren't any! considering we had 7 children... More 

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2 Thank Samgrace26
Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

wonderful relaxing boat trip, small crowd, knowledgable and friendly skippers ...perfect way to while away an hour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

- Friendly, welcoming skipper who chatted with us, and the children, and helped us to spot wildlife. - We saw swans with cygnets, a marsh harrier, cormorants, damselflies, moorhens, coots and a kingfisher zigzagging across the river. - Children were allowed to steer the boat. - Dogs welcome aboard. - Passersby and canoeists smile and wave as you ride by.

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Thank Amy J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic way to spend an hour, the skipper Neil was very informative and slowed the boat down to let us take pictures of the wildlife. Well worth a visit!

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

A couple of weeks back our families and friends, 6 adults 6 kids booked the boat for a trip down the Stour. We enjoyed a bit of lunch at the Grove Ferry in. Then took the boat trip. Peter, the man that runs it was great with our kids and we thoroughly enjoyed the hour spent on the river and... More 

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England,Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We booked the whole boat out for a birthday treat, it was a lovely trip, even though it rained! So peaceful and beautiful as we sailed down the river. Peter was very friendly and knowledgeable. Will be booking again for a longer trip and hopefully some sun!

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Thank SherifEngland_Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to do something different but relaxing on Sunday. We've found just the thing. The boat trip was just the right length and this part of the river simply beautiful. And we had a pub lunch as well of course. We'll be back with friends. Thanks for the lovely experience Glyn!

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Thank Pierrehainc
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a delightful way to spend an hour at the river. We weren't aware of the river trips when we stopped in to have tea and coffee at the Grove Pantry Pub and Inn, but it seemed a wonderful thing to do while we built up an appetite for our lunch. Even better, you are welcome to take drinks from... More 

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