Tonbridge River Trips & Rowing Boat Hire | Boat Trips Kent, UK

Tonbridge River Trips Wildlife Events and info

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Dawn Chorus Experience
April and May

Down River Experiences
May and June

Bat Experiences
May to Sept

Use the image/buttons above to see the dates, start times and to book places

The 2024 program is online and ready to be booked.

As the light seeps into the sky and the sun rises we will cruise up river to hear (and see some) birds calling as the dawn chorus starts, rises, and falls, typically we hear around 25 different species of bird, our ecologist will talk about the birds and identify the calls and anything else we see or hear.

A leisurely cruise down the river, experiencing 2 locks and back, our ecologist will  talk about the birds and identify anything we see or hear, possibilities of turtle doves, kingfishers, yellow hammers and barn owls but nothing in the wild is guaranteed.

As the sun sets and dusk descends we will quietly cruise upstream to see and hear bats, often up to 6 different species, Our ecologist will provide information about bats and help with bat identification as we go, bat detectors are provided.

All Experiences are planned around 2 hours on the boat with an ecologist providing recognition and information on the wildlife and fauna we see and hear. They are all costed at £25 (inc a hot drink and biscuit) per head.

To get prior notice of dates please email  and request to be added to the wildlife mailing list – one or two emails per year and your details are not passed anywhere else. If you are not on the list see the online booking buttons above for dates and times.

Booking is required, click the link above and book online, any problems or questions email here

Yes please do, click the links above for dates, times and booking.

Please email or call and we can assist, we can take bookings and arrange payments

To give a gift card for a wildlife trip please use the link below to purchase online,  select “custom” as it is £25 per person. To use a gift card use the links above to book and there is the option to use a gift card

All trips are subject to cancellation, possibly at short notice, if the weather is likely to mean a lack of wildlife. We will make every effort to re-arrange the experience but cannot guarantee to provide a suitable alternative for everybody, in that event we will provide a full refund or a gift card to the full amount.

Payment will be taken by card during the online booking – note if a trip is cancelled full refunds or gift cards are provided if a suitable alternative is not found.

Whilst dogs are welcome on our trips, we prefer to not have them on wildlife experiences, due to space and possible effects on the wildlife.

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