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Tonbridge River Trips History

Launched in April 2015. A new, green, electric powered boat available for a sedate guided river cruises on the River Medway in Tonbridge Kent. April 2015 also saw the return of rowing boats for hire. Both the river trips and the rowing boats will be available from the Big Bridge during out operational season (see dates below)

The electric launch "Enid May" will run trips in the Tonbridge area and 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 50- minute river trip or book for a private "voyage" either way you get close to nature and can glean some area history from the skipper before finally returning to your starting point by the castle.


The plan for 2022 is to continue running river trips and rowing boat hire plus the reintroduction wildlife experiences. We prefer that all trips are pre-booked (Wildlife experiences must be pre booked), this is now easier with the introduction of a new online booking system, however, we can still accept some spontaneous walk-ins if space allows.

Rowing boats remain a turn up and go service, if they are busy we will take your number, you can then go for a walk or coffee, we'll call you when your boat is ready. The rowing boats are large enough for 4 to 5 adults, stable and easy to row, we advise you go anti-clockwise around the island, most people can do it in about an hour.

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Scheduled Trips 2022

Trips run hourly on the hour from 11am until early evening - weather and river conditions permitting...
Final decision on all trips rests with the skipper.
Booking very highly recommended
January 2022 to March 2022 Closed - call or email for trips
26 March to 6 April Weekends only
7 April to 19 April Open Wednesday to Sunday + Bank Holidays
20 April to 1 May Weekends only
2 May to 22 July Open Wednesday to Sunday + Bank Holidays
23 July to 3 September Open every day
Closed 4 Sept for Dragon boat racing
5 September to 3 October Open Wednesday to Sunday
October Open Weekends
November and December Closed

Rowing Boat Hire 2022

Boat hire runs from 1100 with last hire at 4pm. Weather and river conditions permitting...
Final decision on boat hire rests with the manager.
January 2022 to April 2022 Closed
1 May to 22 Jul Open weekends only + Bank Holidays
23 July to 31 August Open Every Day
September Open weekends only
Closed 4 Sept for Dragon boat racing
October to May Closed


Scheduled River Trips £10 Adults £5 under 16's, babies (0 to 2) and carers free
Exclusive River Trips £100 for max 12 passengers for 1 hour
Special River Trips £100 for max 12 passengers per hour (2 to 4 hours)
Wildlife Experience (guided) £25 per person ( 2 hours)
One way Haysden trips £5 per person (on a scheduled trip)
Rowing boat hire £5 Adults £2.50 under 16's (Minimum hire £10) per hour