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Grove Ferry River Trips

Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4BP, England
+44 7985 273070
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Worth a visit!!!

Was treated to this as part of birthday day out, river cruise on a beautiful hot day full of... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Anna W
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Nice peacefull trip, dissapointing as saw no wildlife at all, there was no commentary as... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
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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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Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4BP, England
+44 7985 273070
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Was treated to this as part of birthday day out, river cruise on a beautiful hot day full of sunshine '!! What a treat, never done this before but was worth doing! The captain was great and friendly and really chatty. Came off relaxed and...More

Thank Anna W
Glynn R, Owner at Grove Ferry River Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the review, pleased we managed provided an relaxing interlude in a busy world

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Nice peacefull trip, dissapointing as saw no wildlife at all, there was no commentary as advertised, skipper answered a few questions when asked,lots people on river in canoes which can be hired so might have a go at that next time, Took my elderly parents...More

Thank Brennda
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Ye gods it was cold today - yes it's May! but we thoroughly enjoyed our river trip with skipper Peter, really interesting and informative, some bird spotting and a great relaxing trip, we'll definitely be back thanks

Thank Terri H
Glynn R, Owner at Grove Ferry River Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thanks for the time and effort to leave a review, we do our best to please but have yet to find out how to manage the weather, when we do, we'll keep it secret

Reviewed 26 September 2016

We'd been before, downstream, and had a lovely trip, so decided to book a trip this year to go upstream. So glad we did. It's another beautiful stretch of the river, narrower and more peaceful than downstream (although that's still beautiful too) and just perfect...More

Thank Cuckoobird
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We came across this river trip when we went out for a picnic to Grove Ferry in Uppstreet near Canterbury. The boat trip is around 50 mins & starts on the hour. When we went it cost us £9 each. As we had just missed...More

Thank sandieroche
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We didn't plan for a wet day but still went on the trip. We did the hour trip and went down part of the Great Stour. The boat is electric and when the engine. (Which is not noisy) there is a wonderful quiet with the...More

Thank GrahamSample
Reviewed 30 August 2016 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
Reviewed 28 August 2016

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...More

Thank grumpyexec
Reviewed 24 August 2016 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
Reviewed 16 August 2016

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...More

Thank gerryoflynngo
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krysia n
3 August 2015|
Response from Glynn R | Property representative |
The cost for a scheduled trip is £8 for adults and £5 for under 16's