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Tonbridge River Trips

92 High Street | Big Bridge, Tonbridge TN9 1DR, England
+44 7808 739020
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Fantastic friday

The wife and I took our daughter for her very first ever boat trip and we all loved it. First lets... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nathan T
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Great way to spend a hour in Tonbridge

Had a fantastic trip on the river this afternoon. The electric boat is really spacious and... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
northerngirl121
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Launching in April 2015. A new, green, electric powered boat is available for a sedate river cruise along the River Medway from Tonbridge in Kent. Mid to end of April will also see the return of rowing boats for hire. Both the river trips and the rowing boats will be available from the Big Bridge. 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 one hour river trip or book for a private "voyage" either way you get close to nature and can glean some of the areas history from the skipper before finally returning to your starting point by the castle.
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92 High Street | Big Bridge, Tonbridge TN9 1DR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The wife and I took our daughter for her very first ever boat trip and we all loved it. First lets start with the staff david and amy were very friendly and professional and any questions we had they didnt mind answering and were very...More

Thank Nathan T
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Glynn R, Owner at Tonbridge River Trips, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for the wonderful review

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Had a fantastic trip on the river this afternoon. The electric boat is really spacious and comfortable. We were lucky to be on the boat with just one other couple and they wanted to sit in the shade. So we stretched out in the sun...More

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Glynn R, Owner at Tonbridge River Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you for the review, we love what we do and try to pass it on

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Electric boat so only sound is the water as you drift peacefully along the Medway. All nature on show with trees, river plants, ducks and swans as you glide along. Walkers on the river paths, kayakers and rowers add interest. A wonderful way to spend...More

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Glynn R, Owner at Tonbridge River Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks so much for your wonderful review

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I took my two young boys on this trip (5 & 8), and they both loved it. A lovely peaceful trip up the river.

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Glynn R, Owner at Tonbridge River Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Many thanks for the review, it was a pleasure to have you on board

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We won two tickets for the Tonbridge River Trip, via The Big Weekend. We were so lucky we were the only visitors on that time slot, so it was a private tour. Glynn was a fabulous host, he was so informative and approachable we had...More

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Glynn R, Owner at Tonbridge River Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Many thanks for the review, very much appreciated and really pleased you enjoyed the trip

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Visited Tonbridge with my family and decided to take a trip on the River Medway. We were short on time but Glynn was so helpful and took us on a shortened version of the river trip. The trip on the river was really interesting and...More

1  Thank Sally L
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Glynn R, Owner at Tonbridge River Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Many thanks for the review

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Rowing with my daughter great fun along past the castle great scenes trying to row a boat proved trickier than I could have imagined haha

Thank mandy a
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Glynn R, Owner at Tonbridge River Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Many thanks for the review, there have been rowing boats on the river in Tonbridge for many years and we are proud to continue the tradition, we also enjoy watching people getting to grips with rowing.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

It's great fun but your arms will die!!! lovely little boats - but ring on the day and book in advance or you will be waiting for ages

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Glynn R, Owner at Tonbridge River Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thanks for the review of our rowing boat offering.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Wonderful scenery, very knowledgable pilot, very informative , lovely that you can take snacks and drinks aboard! Lovely relaxing way to spend 55minutes , very peaceful and serene! Very clean onboard and very friendly, 5stars,.........

Thank Valerie C
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Glynn R, Owner at Tonbridge River Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Many thanks for the review, it sums up what we are about

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We took this hour-long trip in Tonbridge, having cycled 5 miles from Penshurst, so we were ready for a sit down and relax. I booked this by phone and they were expecting us, sobit all seemed well organised. Bob, the captain, was very pleasant and...More

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Glynn R, Owner at Tonbridge River Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thanks for the positive review

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Roger F
2 July 2018|
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Response from Glynn R | Property representative |
We hire out rowing boats at £5 per adult and £2.50 per child (under 16) per hour. The river trips are £10 per adult and £5 per child (under 16) per hours trip orr for exclusive use it is £100 for up to 12 passengers per... More
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Teresa F
16 August 2016|
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Response from Glynn R | Property representative |
We do hire out rowing boats, during the school hols, every day from 11 to 4 - we can provide buoyancy aids for all ages, but we cannot take under 2's - under 12 must have a buoyancy aid full details on our website or call me... More
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Jane B
6 July 2016|
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Response from Glynn R | Property representative |
Max number of passengers is 12 and we are open to discuss bookings for any day or time including evening trips Costs are £10 pre adult and £5 under 16's for scheduled trips or £100 per hour for exclusive hire for up to 12... More
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