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Grove Ferry River Trips Home Page

History and general information

A green, in colour, and action, environmentally friendly electric powered boat, owned by Grove Ferry River Trips is available to take you quietly and sedately on a river cruise along the Kentish Stour, the cruise is managed by the skipper who will occasionally break the peace to enhance the trip with anecdotes of history that are relevant to your location on the river. As you pass through areas of outstanding beauty out of reach to others on foot or by car enjoy the quiet, fume free boat, the fresh air, and the tranquility.

"Ellen Mary" is the ideal platform for photographing the area. The boat will comfortably seat up to 12 passengers and is safe for children, under parental control. Why not enjoy a relaxing 50-minute river trip or book for a private "voyage" either way you get close to nature and the Kent countryside before finally returning to The Grove Pub and Inn - our mooring location.

2023 Season

The plan for 2023 is to continue running river trips and wildlife experiences, we'll stick to what we know. We prefer that all trips are pre-booked (Wildlife experiences must be pre booked), this is now easy with our proven online booking system, however, we can still accept some spontaneous walk-ins if space allows.

If you are unable to book online, email or call us and we will assist in making a booking for you.

The main news is that despite the rise in the cost of everything we are not increasing our prices, but will hold them at 2022 levels for at least 2023

There are links above to all the relevant details but if you have any question Contact Us

Wildlife video

Wildlife Experiences Info

Wildlife reports

Stour Valley Sightings - local wildlife reports

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Scheduled Trips 2023

Scheduled trips run hourly from 1200 till early evening. Weather and river conditions permitting....
Final decision on all trips rests with the skipper.
to March 2023
11 March to 2 May Weekends Only + Bank Holidays
2 May to 22 July Open Wedneday to Sunday + Bank Holidays
23 July to 3 Sept Open every day
4 Sept to 1 Oct Open Wednesday to Sunday
Oct Weekends Only
Nov and Dec Closed


Scheduled River Trips £10 Adults £5 under 16's, babies and carers free
Exclusive River Trips £100 for max 12 passengers
Special River Trips £100 for max 12 passengers per hour
Wildlife Experience £25 per person (2 hour trip)

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