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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 of the areas 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.

Covid-19 We will continue to follow government guidance for the prevention of Covid-19 spread. We prefer that all trips are pre booked and pre paid,to reduce close contact and handling cash, this will be easier in 2022 with the introduction of a new online booking system (already in use). Since the start of Covid we have closed (for 14 months) re opened with very restricted passenger numbers and gradually increased numbers of passengers as restrictions were eased, always following the guidance. All our activities are out doors with good ventilation and air flow, we provide hand sanitiser, spray sanitiser (for buoyancy aids) and wipes for touch surfaces, additionally we have an NHS Track and Trace QR code so you can register your visit. We look forward to continuing in 2022 whilst continuing to follow government guidance.

Rowing boats remain a turn up and go service, if they are busy we will take your number so you can 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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2022 Offerings

Scheduled Trips 2022

Trips run hourly on the hour from 11am until early evening - weather, river and Cronovirus 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
5 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 4 September Open every day
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 3rd Dragon Boats
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