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River Trips from Upstreet Nr Canterbury

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Launched in March 2010. A green electric powered boat is available for a sedate river cruise along the River Stour in Kent. You will be able to pass through scenic areas of outstanding beauty unreachable by foot or car and get close to local wildlife. The quiet, electric boat will aid the sighting of many wild birds and animals, permitting close encounters.

The "Ellen Mary" is the ideal platform for photographing the area and the wildlife. The boat will seat up to 12 passengers comfortably and is safe for kids. Why not enjoy a relaxing one hour river trip or book for a private "voyage" either way you get close to nature and can glean some of the areas history from the skipper before finally returning to The Grove Pub and Inn - our mooring location.

2020 Season

Scheduled trips closed till March 2020.... see below....
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Gift Cards for all Occasions

Stuck for gift ideas? they make great presents for any event or just for the joy of giving, contact us to obtain a gift a card, all options are available from a single trip up to booking the boat for the whole day, contact us to discuss arrangements.

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Scheduled Trips 2020 (£10 Adults £5 under 16's)

Jan 2020 to 20 Mar 2020

- Closed

21 Mar to 2 May

- Weekends + Bank Holidays

3 May to 22 July

- Wed to Sun + Bank Holidays

23 July to 31 Aug

- Everyday

1 Sept to 27 Sept

- Wed to Sun

28 Sept to 1 Nov

- Weekends


Scheduled trips run from 1200 then hourly till early evening.

  • First come first served.
  • Trips last up to 55 minutes.
  • We recommend booking all trips.
  • Weather and river conditions permitting.
  • Final decision on all trips rests with the skipper.
  • When not running scheduled trips we are open to exclusive bookings

  • Exclusive Trips (£100 per hour for up to 12 passengers)

    We are open to bookings March to October and can accommodate various requests. Please use the booking form, email, or phone to enquire and/or arrange

    Examples of ideas for Exclusive trips:-

  • Longer trips
  • Picnic trips
  • Company team building
  • Corporate entertainment
  • Bridal carriage
  • Bird watching
  • Birthday party or celebration
  • Aniversary trip
  • Scattering a loved ones ashes

    • Exclusive trips can be booked for any start time (on the hour) and duration.
    • Are charged by the hour.
    • For any number of passengers 1 to 12.
    • You are welcome to bring your own food and drink for the trip
    • We are happy for you to play music during the trip
    • Dogs are welcome
    • There are no toilet facilities on the boat
    • All trips are dependent upon weather, river conditions, and availability
    • Final decision on all trips rests with the skipper.


    Scheduled River Trips

    £10 Adults £5 under 16's, babies and carers free

    Exclusive River Trips

    £100 for max 12 passengers per hour

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