River Runner

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The Quay, Sandwich

5.0 16 reviews

  • Avatar J STB ★★★★★ a month ago
    I really enjoyed my trip. Watching the seals was an excellent experience. I was even allowed to navigate the boat for quite a long way along the river. The crew was very welcoming. If you are visiting Sandwich you should really make this boat trip. There's lots to see. Make sure you book in advance as ticket options on the day may be limited. Thank you ⚓️
  • Avatar wenjie yin ★★★★★ a month ago
    Fun, relaxing, educational.
    Thank you Lauren and (Captain) Paul for such a lovely trip 😊
  • Avatar Gary Whittingham ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Lovely experience, weather amazing that day to , captain and deck hand really friendly, would highly recommend 😀
  • Avatar Clive Hudson ★★★★★ a month ago
    Great trip down to Pegwell Bay to see the seals. Nice boat and delightful crew.
  • Avatar Ben R ★★★★★ a month ago
    Great trip. Saw loads of seals, and the whole journey was fascinating!
  • Avatar Michela Child ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    What a superb adventure, a boat trip to see the seals, thoroughly enjoyed by us all. Highly Recommended, Paul & Lauren River Runner were so welcoming, they even put birthday banners & balloons on the boat because i had mentioned this was a treat for my daughters birthday, a personal touch that meant so much. We were told lots of interesting facts & history of the river & surrounding areas we passed along the way & my children both LOVED driving the boat & the seals were awesome! Xx
  • Avatar Mark Catton ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Easy to book. Comfortable boat with protection from the elements. They do not crowd the boat which is nice. Good quality safety gear provided and they are very safety conscious. Plenty of wild life and the seals basking on the mud.
  • Avatar Debra Hoyle ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    What a lovely trip we had today, was amazing seeing all the seals & Lauren & Paul were so friendly & welcoming.
    Would highly recommend rerererecommendthtrtriptrip.everybody
  • Avatar chris mills ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    River Runner sandwich
    A lovely Sunday evening trip to see the Seals it was fabulous. Paul and Loreal were so friendly and informative
    We highly recommend the boat and crew you get five stars from us and we will certainly be back next year
  • Avatar Laura Cashman ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    We had a fantastic time. They were great with the kids too!
  • Avatar Vicky Mace ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Booked a River Runner trip for my birthday treat. LOVED it - even with a little rain, we stayed dry when you rushed to put the covers down.
    Thanks to Paul the Skipper and his glamorous assistant Lauren - both so welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly. The boat looked fab especially with the birthday banners and balloons 🎈 😍 such a special treat.
    It was lovely to see the seals in their natural environment both on the shores and in the water and learn how they are protected as well as learn the history of the river and the area.
    It's the little touches that make a BIG difference and you guys have it nailed. Thanks so much and you definitely deserve the 5 stars 🌟 🌟🌟 🌟 🌟
  • Avatar Sharon Weddell ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Fab day out seal watching. Suitable for people of all ages. The owners of the boat are lovely. Highly recommended.

Trip Advisor Reviews:

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Matt James
Matt James
3. June, 2022.
Nothing sour about The Stour! Faultless; The best boat, cracking crew with superb scenery and seals! Excellent communication and booking procedure. Concise and clear instructions and inclusive hospitality throughout. Appropriate recorded commentary covering centuries of history. Heartwarming window into the life of boating communities along the river. Fascinating to see the estuary and further variety of one of the most significant chalk streams in the world... Thank you so much Paul & Lauren!…
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Katherine Moore
Katherine Moore
3. June, 2022.
Great trip out to see the seals Just got back from an amazing trip out on the River Runner. My kids loved it, we loved it and I would highly recommend this for a perfect day out. Lauren and Paul working on the boat were amazing with my kids and even let them steer the boat 😬! You learn a lot about the river and the history along the way. This trip has something for everyone ❤️…
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Gary P
Gary P
3. June, 2022.
Outstanding, well worth it. Wow, what a trip! IWe had talked about this for a while after seeing the boats out in the mouth of the river, and decided to book. We were well looked after from the very start until we got off the boat. The trip out to the seals had plenty of info about the various stretches of ther river and its history. We would definitely book again, worth every penny…
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Carol L
Carol L
1. May, 2022.
Seal trip The River Runner boat trip was great,we were given a warm and friendly welcome and fitted with a life jacket which is a brilliant way for a small boat company to make you feel safe from the off. Great running commentary all way through your leisurely cruise.Seals were Amazing!!!!! Two great lads ,thanks for your hospitality.…
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KatieC
KatieC
1. May, 2022.
Check this out! Good value river trip from Sandwich along the River Stour. From the outset, Paul and Lauren were very helpful in accomodating our trip and keeping in contact for arrangements. The boat is easily negotiable if your mobility is restricted, so long as you can manage the stone steps at the quay, which have good handrails. On the day, we were crewed by Paul & Wayne - what a team! Fun, good natured and well-informed, they both went out of their way to ensure the inclusion of every passenger. It made such a difference. Thank you both. Although we were only 5 passengers, the max they take is 12 and there would still be ample room on this boat to move around comfortably at full capacity. They gave above the full 105min trip. Although not the most stunning natural scenery, the trip was interesting with a good audio guide, and we spent a great amount of time looking at the seals. Highly Recommended.…
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Ancient-trekkers
Ancient-trekkers
1. May, 2022.
Relaxing river boat trip........ My wife and I spent a very pleasant and enjoyable 2 hours aboard this river boat. Travelling along the River Stour there is plenty of wild life to see and of course curious seals. Lauren and Wayne, who ran the trip, were very friendly and knowledgeable and certainly made the…
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Roubaix76
Roubaix76
1. May, 2022.
Well worth the money Really well organised boat trip. Lauren and Wayne were really welcoming and took great care of us. History of the Stour was actually quite interesting and of course we saw some seals at the estuary which was cool. My kids were offered (chaperoned)turns at steering the boat and…
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White1911
White1911
1. May, 2022.
Messing about on the river….. Delightful river cruise will prove a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours. Friendly and experienced crew on a well built, safe boat. Thanks for a nice trip in the sunshine! Nicolette
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Rebekah
Rebekah
1. April, 2022.
River runner boat trip experience Such a lovely experience, Paul and Lauren was lovely, very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be back in the summer with family members. Thank you both so much for a lovely trip.
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Scottred77
Scottred77
1. October, 2021.
Lovely little River Cruise Obviously seeing the Seals when we got up near the mouth of the river was the major highlight, however the whole journey was nice and very interesting. There is a pre-recorded tour guide voice that plays out in the boat when you're approaching significant points on the river or…
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