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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.




Welcome to the 2018 Season

Scheduled trips see below....

Evening bird watching trips - email us if you would like to do this.

Evening sunset or sun downer trips - email us if you would like to do this.

Champagne Cruising - bring a bottle, bring a picnic and enjoy a peaceful relaxing cruise.




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 2018 (£9 Adults £5 under 16's)

30 Apr to 25 July

- Wed to Sun + 7, 28, and 29 May


26 July to 2 Sept

- Everyday


3 Sept to 1 Oct

- Wed to Sun


October

- Weekends


Nov to Feb

- Exclusive Bookings only

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 (£90 per hour for up to 12 passengers)

    We are open to bookings all year round 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
  • Trip to or from Fordwich or Plucks Gutter

    • Exclusive trips can be booked for any start time and duration.
    • Are charged by the hour.
    • For any number of passengers 1 to 12.
    • All trips are dependent upon weather, river conditions, and availability
    • Final decision on all trips rests with the skipper.


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