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Grove Ferry River Trips

Grove Ferry Road, Upstreet CT3 4BP, England
07985273070
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Upstreet
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Seldom do you need to read more than the title of this review - you need to know is that it should not be missed. Great value, great way to spend 50 minutes, a truly lovely experience. Herons, Damselflies, Dragonflies, grass snakes swimming across from one bank to the other and lots, lots more. A tremendous, tranquil excursion down a... More

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St Nicholas-at-Wade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is probably the best way to spend 50 minutes! It is relaxing, gentle and an all-round joyous way to spend time...as Ratty said in Wind in the Willows, "there is nothing so great as simply spending it on the river" (paraphrased!) We saw glorious turquoise Damselflies, Banded Damselflies, Dragonflies, Herons, Moorhens etc.etc., we even watched a grass-snake swimming across... More

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