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Address: The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
Phone Number: 07958 376183
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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 .

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MohammedsMum
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Surrey
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Captain Colin ready and eager to share history and facts about the area. A great outing for everyone including young or old Children and or dogs welcomed not just tolerated.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very interesting trip up the Stour for an hour at £12 per person. Not a lot to see but the "Captain" was extremely informative of the local history and will be going back in a few weeks for the longer trip to see the seals. Parking right by the quay at only 90p an hour is also very reasonable.

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Delhi
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you haven't ever seen Seals then this could be a perfect introduction to these gentle mammals of the sea. There are both the ginger/brown coloured Common Seals and the slightly larger grey coloured Grey Seals (no surprise in the nomenclature!). Transport: On a cloudy but otherwise comfortable June Sunday, we boarded a slow train to Ramsgate from London Bridge.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Couldn't get booked on the seal trip as was fully booked but had a lovely trip up the river . Seen some lovely birds and lots of barges . Colin was a great skipper and very informative on local knowledge . Very enjoyable and recommended

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Surrey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We boarded the boat and were immediately told by the owner that his "usual" boat had engine trouble, so we were in the old boat! And old it was! No plastic canopy or sides, no PA system, seats were just planks of wood with a cushion - 12 passengers, 4 cushions! The trip takes you out past the sewage works... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Miserable rainy day in East Kent over Easter was transformed when we made a phonecall and found the 4 of us boarding the Sandwich River Bus Tour to see the seals. We were a little worried that we night get wet as it was overcast with rain expected but the boat had a canopy and plastic sides to keep off... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Saw loads of seals on this fascinating tip up the river with the iconic Captain Colin. His knowledge of the surrounding area is second to none. It's can get a bit chilly so wrap up warm though !

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