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A green, in colour, and action, environmentally friendly electric powered boat 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 tranquillity.

"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.

2022 Season

We restarted river trips in 2021 following government guidance and will continue in 2022 with more trips, new wildlife experiences and a new online booking system.

Covid-19 We will continue to follow government guidance for the prevention of Covid-19 spread. We prefer that all trips are pre booked and pre paid,to reduce close contact and handling cash, this will be easier in 2022 with the introduction of a new online booking system (already in use) however we can still accept some spontaneous walk-ins if space allows.. Since the start of Covid we have closed (for 14 months) re opened with very restricted passenger numbers and gradually increased numbers of passengers as restrictions were eased, always following the guidance. All our trips are out doors with good ventilation and air flow, we provide hand sanitiser, and wipes for touch surfaces, additionally we have an NHS Track and Trace QR code so you can register your visit. We look forward to continuing in 2022 following government guidance.

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Scheduled Trips 2022

Scheduled trips run from 1200 then hourly till early evening. Weather and river conditions permitting.... Final decision on all trips rests with the skipper.
to 4 March
5 March to 3 May Weekends Only + Bank Holidays
4 May to 22 July Open Wedneday to Sunday + Bank Holidays
23 July to 31 August Open every day
1 September to 3 October Open Wednesday to Sunday
October Weekends Only
November and December 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 trips £25 per person (2 hour trip)