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Grove Ferry River Trips

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Address: Rivercroft Grove Ferry, Upstreet CT3 4BP, England
Phone Number: 07985273070
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 4:00 pm

For river trips on the River Stour in Kent come and see the "Ellen...

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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Boat trip

One of the best boat trips we have ever done. River was beautiful - saw kingfishers and other birds. Company was amazing, very friendly and knowledgable - cannot recommend highly... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the best boat trips we have ever done. River was beautiful - saw kingfishers and other birds. Company was amazing, very friendly and knowledgable - cannot recommend highly enough. Great fun.

Thank London17girl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely hour spent going upstream in the company of Peter, who was very knowledgeable & informative, we were hoping to sight some Kingfishers, sadly not on this trip, only a couple of swans & lots of canoes , however I did manage to capture some blue damsels bobbing over the river. the cost is well worth the... More 

Thank grumpyexec
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely 50 minute trip down the river with the children. The boat was quiet, clean and offered good views from all sides. No real negatives other than it might be nice if the skipper had said a few words along the way.

Thank The_Thanetarian
Birchington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip is around 50 mins, we went downstream as incoming tide was due during the trip and if we went upstream may not have got under ridge on way back, The scenery was great as was the bird life, Swans, Kingfishers, Swifts even a Marsh Harrier. The boat is electric motored and therefore absolutely quiet which makes the trip... More 

Thank gerryoflynngo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

An hour on a small boat with the friendly skipper Peter. My mum has difficulties walking, and Peter done everything he could to help us. Really relaxing, especially after a Sunday roast, and a bargain at £9 each.

2 Thank Vikki J
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Great and soporific trip on the river. We saw kingfishers! Apparently there are beavers and otters too! We caught the ferry at Grove Ferry and boated upstream. Lovely!

4 Thank Kimbrini
Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Met at the pub for lunch and noticed the sign for Boat Rides. It was a cold windy day but the trip was still really good and the guide gave us blankets. Beautiful piece of the Stour to see and poodle along Would highly recommend!

1 Thank Joanne H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Take a river trip along the River Stour in Canterbury. A pleasant, carefree way to spend 40 minutes relaxing on a boat whilst being entertained with little known historical information abvout Canterbury.

Thank lgr2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I have never seen a Kingfisher in my life, so was looking forward to this trip to take the obligatory photograph. Ah well, we all have dreams. A young family took prime position at the front of the boat, and I was relegated to the back looking after our dog. C'est La Vie. The trip was still worth it, the... More 

1 Thank Michael T
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We have today just returned from a Grove Ferry River Trip. It was an hour of utter peace and calm. The skipper of the boat made a great effort to inject interest into the trip on a rather cold and cloudy day. A lovely voyage into the countryside and nature

Thank petethemet

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