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River Trips

Scheduled Trips

Trips are organised and run by Grove Ferry River Trips an independent Company from The Grove Ferry Pub, that said we have a good relationship with the Pub.

Scheduled trips run 1200 to early evening... (weather and river permitting)

  • 12 March to the end of April - weekends only plus bank holidays
  • May to 19 July - Wednesday through Sunday plus bank holidays
  • 23 July to 2 Sept - Everyday
  • 3 Sept to 30 Sept - Wednesday through Sunday
  • October - weekends only

Regular scheduled trips are:-

  • strictly limited to a maximum of 12 passengers
  • There is no minimum number of passengers
  • run on first come - first served basis
  • last up to 50 minutes
  • go either upstream or downstream (depending on tide and weather)
  • booking is advised to avoid disappointment
  • next trip is displayed on the sailing board
  • priced at £9 for adults and £5 for under 16's
  • available during days as advised above
  • you may bring your own refreshments onboard

Special Trips

The boat can be booked in advance for special and exclusive use, (between March and October) just a few ideas:-

  • Picnic trips
  • Bird Watching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Celebrations
  • Wedding carriage
  • Longer trips
  • Relaxation
  • Exclusive use
  • Trips outside the scheduled service

The following should be considered when booking:

  • maximum number of passengers 12
  • there is no minimum number of passengers
  • no toilet facilities
  • daylight hours only
  • cost is based on £90 per hour
  • you may bring your own refreshments onboard
  • Grove to Fordwich is an hour each way
  • Grove to Plucks Gutter is 45 minutes each way

Please use the online booking system and we will get back to you to discuss requirements, finalise details and provide costs.

If you have any questions or unusual requests, please do not hesitate to contact us info@groveferryrivertrips.co.uk

To avoid disappointment please book in advance.

How to Find Us

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Number 8 (Canterbury to Margate)
Mon-Sat: every 30 mins, Sunday: hourly

From A28, in Upstreet, take road sign posted 'Grove Ferry.' After level crossing, turn left into Grove Pantry Pub car park.

Sat Nav CT3 4BP

Nearest Station Sturry (4 miles)

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