The area around the Grove Ferry is rich in history, has areas of natural beauty, acres of natural wild fowl and water fowl habitat and is all connected by an unspoilt river upon which we can take you to see and experience this feast of nature.
Below is a list of some wildlife spotted from the boat since we began running trips:
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Juvenile Night Heron
Long Tailed Tit
see KOS website for recent bird sightings in the area
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This access statement is not a personal statement as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.
The boat is boarded via a non-slip metal plate ramp which is adjusted to the height of tide, from the ramp there are 3 steps down into the boat.
If you have any queries or require any assistance please contact us.
The boat can be found by either entering the Inn front door (steps) and exiting the rear on to the decking,or via the Inn garden and on to the decking (ramp), or from the car park going to the left side of the Inn and through the gate to the rear of the Inn, this has no steps buts some paving stones that are a little uneven.
Staff will aid disabled customers where possible.
Grove Ferry River Trips and The Grove Ferry Inn are separate businesses but the Inn allows our visitors free use of its facilities which include: free car parking, toilet facilities including disabled and refreshments.
Once on the tour a commentary is given by the skipper. It is recommended that passengers with hearing difficulties sit closer to the guide. The main attraction is the scenery, so deaf passengers will still enjoy the tour.
All dogs are welcome.
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)
Northgate Cars 01227 860460
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