River Runner

Explore the beauty of the South East Coast

on a River Runner Coastal Trip

Explore the beauty of the South East Coast

on a River Runner Coastal Trip

Seal & Coastal Trips

Board at Sandwich Quay or Ramsgate harbour, travel along the River Stour towards Shellness Point, on the edge of the Pegwell nature reserve.  See the resident seal colony, cormorants and herons.  Under 3’s go free.

River Picnics

Top your coastal boat tour off with a river picnic….these can be booked to order from Shipshape Cafe in Ramsgate at an extra cost, and collected on your way to Ramsgate Harbour before boarding the River Runner.

Pelagic trips

2-3 hour bird watching trips off the Thanet coast and River Stour. There’s a variety of pelagic birds to spot such as The Guillemot, Red-throated Diver, Cormorant and many more. Perfect for novice watchers or enthusiasts.

Photographic Excursions

Our coastal trips are a great opportunity to put your creative photography skills to  use! Get ready to capture the landscapes, seascapes, coastal wild life and birds in flight on the South East Coast.  

Private/Charter Hire

Day hire is available complete with experienced skipper.  Imagine your own private trip off the shores of the South East Coast, taking in the sights and experiencing the natural beauty of the coastline and surrounds.

Film & Photo Work

River Runner is available for a variety of film, television, broadcasting , and photographic work.  Whether you need an action boat for a scene, to base your camera crew onboard, or to launch a drone for some shots out at sea, talk to us today.

Safety Boat Hire

Our work boat is a licensed and coded vessel which can service up to 20 miles from safe haven.  River Runner can be hired for any form of safety work, for part days, full days or multiple days. Get in touch to arrange.  

Offshore Windfarm Trips

Take a trip out to see the Thanet OffShore Wind Farm, just 7 miles (11km) off the coast of Ramsgate.  First completed in 2010, it’s the largest operational offshore wind farm.  


We can accommodate up to 10 passengers per trip on River Runner.  Contact us to arrange a group booking.   

Please call us or email to check availability and times. 

River Runner Trip 25 May 2021


Our boat is fully adapted for wheelchair access with ample room for up to 3 wheelchairs plus their supporters/carers per trip.

Our trips with wheelchair access will board at Ramsgate Harbour.  

Please call or email to arrange your booking.

Disability/wheelchair access

See the Outstanding Natural Beauty of the White Cliffs Country from a different angle aboard River Runner

White Cliffs Country is a unique destination, full of hidden gems – where coast meets countryside, ancient meets modern, relaxation meets adventure and England meets Europe. Only an hour from London by train, it enjoys one of the most temperate climates in the UK – and 22% of White Cliffs Country is designated an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

Great Experience

Amazing boat trip with beautiful scenery and friendly skipper!