River Trips & Wildlife Experiences from Upstreet Nr Canterbury

Grove Ferry River Trips ~ Wildlife Experiences 2024


Dates and times for Wildlife Experiences 2024 will be organised during the year as they are dependent on many things.


Check the booking link above to see dates already set up and the availability.

To be advised of the dates drop us an email (info@groveferryrivertrips.co.uk) asking to be added to the wildlife email list.


If it is wildlife you are interested in seeing you can spot some on the day time cruises but for a better chance we recommend you book to join one of our evening wildlife experiences, leaving an hour before sunset and lasting about 2 hours these experiences have the potential to spot kingfishers, woodpeckers, marsh harriers, owls and beavers to name a few, of course this is “wild” life so nothing can be guaranteed but if nothing else it is a wonderful trip in the Kent countryside with a sunset is thrown in.

Leaving about an hour before sunset we cruise up the Stour guided by an ecologist, watchful for kingfishers and other wildlife along the banks, inspecting beaver activity and a beaver lodge along the way, before stopping for sunset, we then start the return journey and hopefully see a beaver or two swimming in the river as the light fades.

The experiences are for 2 hours, cost £25 per head, children are welcome but generally we recommend age 12+. Unfortunately we cannot accept dogs on wildlife experiences.

Wildlife Experience FAQs

We will set up some evening trips to spot and watch bird life, beaver and any other fauna and flora we see – dates will be added during the year

All Experiences are planned around 2 hours on the boat with an ecologist providing recognition and information on the wildlife and fauna we see and hear.

They are all costed at £25 per head.

See the online booking calendar for dates and times. Dates are in between March and September.

Booking is required, use the online booking system above. Please ensure your contact number is correct and the phone is on in the evening in case we need to contact you.

Payment by card is part of the online booking process – note if an experience is cancelled full refunds are provided if a suitable alternative is not found.

To use or give a gift card for a wildlife experience please use the link above to purchase or the booking link to redeem, note for a wildlife experience gift cards should be in multiples of £25.

All trips are subject to cancellation, possibly at short notice, if the weather is likely to mean a lack of wildlife. We will make every effort to re-arrange the experience but cannot guarantee to provide a suitable alternative for everybody, in which case we will offer full refunds.

Children are welcome but generally we recommend age 12+ due to the length of the event, keeping quiet, and the time of night. Parents must ensure children do not spoil it for other passengers

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