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Sandwich Riverbus

The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
07958 376183
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Ranked #1 of 4 Activities in Sandwich
Type: Boat Tours
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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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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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

How come, having lived all my childhood in Thanet and still returning regularly I only found out about this recently by chance? It was such a surprise and a complete delight. Captain Colin's historical, geographical and ornithological knowledge was excellent and my friend and I learned a lot about our local area. I had no idea that we had seals... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My mum booked the 2 hour trip to see the seals for my Dad's 70th. What a brilliant move. Captain Collin Sandwich harbour master was informative and managed to keep all us interested. No mean feet as our ages ranged from 4 to 72. Do take plenty of warm clothes. Luckily we had been pre warned. It was a sunny... More

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Sandwich, Kent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We chartered the boat and it's owner as a family treat for my husbands 40th birthday. From the beginning the owner was brilliant with all sorts of suggestions of how to make it a memorable celebration. He really couldn't have been more helpful. On the day we went to see the seals at Ramsgate. The journey was so pretty and... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Was a bit cold but completely worth it. Can't believe the seals are here, a little bit of magic on our doorstep. Wouldn't advise this if you're not an animal / nature lover, but if you are you will *love* it.

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