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Address: The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
Phone Number: 07958 376183
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got to see loads of seals close up

What a great trip. Two hours out to Pegwell Bay and back. Saw loads and loads of seals close up, some swimming and some on land. Lovely boat trip. If you don't see any seals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Margate, United Kingdom
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Margate, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

What a great trip. Two hours out to Pegwell Bay and back. Saw loads and loads of seals close up, some swimming and some on land. Lovely boat trip. If you don't see any seals you do not have to pay for the trip! Very informative with regard to local river history and nearby places of interest. Boat very comfortable.... More 

Thank jja20
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Never really knew what to expect from this trip. The weather wasn't so great and our young children weren't so happy at first to be out on a boat in the rain... but, it was a huge success !!! Our captain enlightened us with all sorts on information about the Port of Sandwich while on our way out to the... More 

Thank Max H
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Took the riverbus today and was really surprised at how good it was. We timed the tides for a morning trip and was ready to go at spot on ten. The captain was a really good host with interesting narrative all the way. The little ex life boat was comfy and smooth with a small roof canopy giving shelter from... More 

Thank keith j
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I took my son and daughter in law, was not expecting to much. Was very pleasantly surprised by the very interesting details of local history and wildlife. Lovely gental trip up to see the seals. Lots of seals both kinds common and grey,babies as well very lucky. Daughter in law keen photographer got lots of pictures. Great memories to take... More 

Thank dawngirl2015
Brighton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

An enjoyable 2 hour trip cruising down the river. No hassle or rush a reminder of days gone by. Wonderful wildlife on the way and Captain Colin was very knowledgeable about the history of the river and the names of the birds. The seals were really cute and where respected and not harried by us. The cost was £24 per... More 

2 Thank Maria S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

I can highly recommend the trip to see the seals. Captain Colin was extremely knowledgeable and amusing and could certainly handle his boat! We saw avocets with young, greenshank, common sandpiper, shelduck with young, sandwich and common terns and of course the seals, both grey and common. We will definitely be back in the future

Thank Junejef
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161 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We have tried to contact the captain to book this trip by text and phone BUT we have had no response, have booked about trip in Ramsgate instead. Shame but if they can't be bothered to respond they can't need the money!!

Thank djl-uk
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Loved it and that's not an understatement Partner and I went out on a very cold blowy day and had a great trip and my little dog was free :))) and welcomed aboard .. Skipper was very interesting and apparently he always sees seals saw one grey and 6 common on the 2 hour trip with plenty of other estuary... More 

4 Thank benstrutt124
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Only terrible because the boat wasn't working.!! Went to the tourist office to try and book but no luck maybe it was something to do with tides but the Lady in the office checked dates and there was nothing going that week. Never mind .

2 Thank Marharl
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on this trip along the stour and out to see the seals. The commentary is interesting and we saw a fox, a marsh harrier, herons, egrets, curlews and oystercatchers along the way. The boat carries up to 12 people and timings can be found on the Sandwich Riverbus website. You can also charter the boat... More 

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