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River Medway Boat Trips, Wildlife Experiences, and Rowing Boat hires in Tonbridge

River Trips Info

Row Boat Hire Info

Wildlife Experiences Info

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Tonbridge River Excursions and More!

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 our 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.


Update for 2024 - the EA will be lowering the river level 11March to 23 March for planned works - however TMBC will use the time to do bank repairs/replacement that could (depending on weather and the contractors) last until late April and require the river levels to be kept low.

Therefore we are not planning to open until the works are completed and the river levels returned to normal. We will start advertising the start date as soon as it is confirmed.

The plan for 2024 is, once river levels restored, to continue running river trips, wildlife experiences, and rowing boat hire, we'll stick to what we know. We prefer that all trips are pre-booked (Wildlife experiences must be pre booked), this is now easy with our proven online booking system, however, we can still accept some spontaneous walk-ins if space allows.

If you are unable to book online, email or call us and we will assist in making a booking for you.

The main news is that despite the rise in the cost of everything we are holding our prices.

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.

There are links above to all the relevant details but if you have any question Contact Us

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Revised Scheduled Trips 2024

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 advised.
26 April to 1 May Weekends only
2 May to 28 July Open Wednesday to Sunday + Bank Holidays
29 July to 1 September Open every day
Closed 1 Sept for Dragon boat racing
2 September to 1 October Open Wednesday to Sunday
October Open Weekends only
November and December Closed

Rowing Boat Hire 2024

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 2024 to 3June Closed
4 June to 23 July Open weekends only
24 July to 31 August Open Every Day
September Open weekends only
Closed 1 Sept for Dragon boat racing
October to June 2025 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 £10 per person (on a scheduled trip)
Rowing boat hire £5 Adults £3 under 16's (Minimum hire £10) per hour