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

An amazing day out on the river, lovely boat and the staff were incredibly kind to my disabled son who has cerebral palsy, they couldn't have helped more. They were, kind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
BroadstairsBelle23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

An amazing day out on the river, lovely boat and the staff were incredibly kind to my disabled son who has cerebral palsy, they couldn't have helped more. They were, kind, courteous and helpful for the entire journey. It's sad to see the previous comment was so negative, I'm sure it must have been meant with the kindest of intentions... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

having booked a trip with a friend and explained I was disabled, I was gobsmacked that when I hesitated stepping down on to the boat, I was rudely told to 'come on your not the only one you know'. ( I assume this referred to my being disabled but as no-one asked what my disability was , I fail to... More 

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Glynn R, Owner at Grove Ferry River Trips, responded to this review

This review was written on the 6th December 2014 some 8 months after the reviewer experienced a trip with us. The review states the this trip was pre-booked and at the time of booking the reviewer mentioned his/her disability. We emailed the reviewer via Trip Advisor requesting the date they travelled with us but they have not replied. We have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic trip today with my daughter, we were lucky to have the boat to ourselves. Lots to see, damsel flies, Dragon flies, moorhens, Coors, fish, swans, cows etc. Skipper gave us some handy guides to identify the birds, etc. Also given lots of information during the trip. Best to sit at the front and just enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were lucky enough to win tickets, in the Big Kent Weekend, for a Grove Ferry River Trip so we only had to pay £5 for our little girl to come along. Our choice of trip was 11am and we travelled toward Sarre. Sadly we didn't see any Kingfishers but did see plenty of other interesting birds flying close by... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you want an hour of peace and relaxation on a beautiful section of river, just step aboard this lovely boat. We were welcomed aboard and put at ease immediately by the friendly skipper, Peter, who made the trip even more enjoyable with his information on the river, and awareness of the wildlife. What a treat to spot two kingfishers... More 

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tonbridge
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

For us and many other reviewers but I did feel sorry for the 3pm trip today with a nightmare screaming child .. Blame the incompetent parents not the children . I hope their fellow passengers try it again and experience the peace and enjoyment of the river that we did . The tide was too high to go upstream to... More 

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Broadstairs
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Took this trip with my wife and two grandchildren. We were the only passengers at 12 o/c so went upriver under the bridge then turned back and went to a mariner. Our skipper chatted to all of us and pointed out places of interest, he is very knowledgeable and friendly. He also let the boys have a go at steering... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Worth the price. Lovely trip. Peaceful setting. Lots of wildlife to spot. Skipper knows lots of facts about the river and wildlife that inhabit it. Great setting next to the Grove Ferry Inn pub with yummy locally soured food and and pigs and chickens on the grounds. Boats go every hour. Last 1 at 4pm. Good idea to book if... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

a wonderful 50 minute river trip through tranquil scenery with a knowledgeable skipper, Pete, who had information on all the birds/insects/plants etc. Able to take own food & drink, plenty of room - what a great time on the River Stour!

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great vieuws,. You can bring your own food and drinks along . Nice family trip ,also with young children

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