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Canterbury Historic River Tours

Ducking Stool, Kings Bridge | High Street, Canterbury CT1 2AT, England
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We had a lovely tour down the river today, it ws a real treat and Captain James brought history to... read more

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sussexbelle2018
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
Boat tour

Running on small river that stop right through after of Canterbury. You could almost miss the river... read more

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KittyKat112
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Discover the hidden secrets of Canterbury from the unique perspective offered by being aboard one of our vessels on the picturesque River Stour. The city's rich history is brought to life by our friendly, knowledgeable tour guides, and our many awards include: 'Best European Unique Tour 2017'. Suitable for all ages, our entertaining river tours are not to be missed.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Ducking Stool, Kings Bridge | High Street, Canterbury CT1 2AT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a lovely tour down the river today, it ws a real treat and Captain James brought history to life with great humour.If you have 45 minutes to spare, the sun is shining and you want some entertainment then this is for you. Thankyou...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Running on small river that stop right through after of Canterbury. You could almost miss the river at this point as the buildings totally surround it. The tours are informative and enjoyable and very tourist based. Fun way to learn some of the history of...More

Thank KittyKat112
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Reviewed 3 days ago

as a resident of canterbury i had always wanted to do this and was lucky enough to share it with family that were visiting. we were lucky with the weather and it really was a interesting experience and i learnt a lot about the town...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Captain Jordan and Steersman Pete were excellent. Personable informative and entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip under low bridges, beside buildings from other era's. 45 minutes well spent away from the hurley burly of the City centre, and yet still in it.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great little trip with Captain Hunter giving us lots of historical information and keeping us entertained whilst rowing the boat. We didn't travel very far up the river, but good fun and well worth it.

1  Thank Ginnypig2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great way to spend time in Canterbury. Our captain Hunter was informative - and a great singer. Definitely recommend.

1  Thank Cynth1019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this guided boat trip on a sunny afternoon along an inner city stretch of the River Stour. ‘Captain’ Alexander gave a very informative commentary on the riverside attractions and the history and stories behind them. Tip: Have a meal or drink in the...More

Thank Chris T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great way to spend about 1/2 hour and learn a bit of history relaxed on a boat. Very friendly people. 😀

Thank Jason W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there early (10am) in the morning - and finally, I was the only guest and therefore had a "private" tour with my guide Sophia. it was Sophia's first official tour as certified guide and she did a pretty good job - thanks for...More

1  Thank lareina822017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun and the guides/oarsmen are very knowledgeable on the sights and their history. The city river tour is especially interesting but governed by the weather. Inclement weather means river runs too fast and your booked trip might be postponed! Worth the money

Thank Gill C
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christwolyn
March 5, 2018|
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Response from awnzy | Reviewed this property |
They open again this month. So they will take bookings. Call them
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tickeraoc
February 26, 2018|
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Response from Ted G | Reviewed this property |
The great Stour
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mandy190
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't observe any secure areas so would suggest you ask the company.
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