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Sandwich Riverbus

The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
+44 7958 376183
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Seal trip

Went on seal trip from Sandwich, operated by Sandwich Riverbus. Great time, with excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandra G

We came to sit here with the children after a walk with the children. We didn't actually go on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kat H
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
+44 7958 376183
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on seal trip from Sandwich, operated by Sandwich Riverbus. Great time, with excellent commentary along the way and lots of seals to see.

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to sit here with the children after a walk with the children. We didn't actually go on the boat, but love sitting here. It is so peaceful, I love sandwich

Thank Kat H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chap running this gives a useful and interesting commentary and goes out of his way to try to ensure you get a good view of the seals. Been on this trip twice and there are always seals to see. The river passes some industrial...More

Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Caught the river bus at Sandwich. The trips depend very much on the tide so you need to call to check the day's timings.Captain Colin Carr is a mine of fascinating information and so knowledgeable about the sea and the Kent coastline that I could...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The Southern Queen is an interesting boat built in 1935. The trip down the river was longer than I expected and more industrial than you would think. Captain Colin is very knowledgeable about the river and explains its history well, particularly its use during WW1...More

1  Thank VW-Pagan
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were visiting Sandwich from Deal for the Food Fayre and decided to book a seal-watching river trip on the Southern Queen with Captain Colin as part of our day. So glad we did! Two idyllic and fascinating hours in the sunshine on the meandering...More

Thank Fay F
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Lovely trip to see the seals and plenty of bird life recommend warm clothes and binoculars for birds,seals were close and easy to see. Captain happy for you to take fish and chips on board ,seventy seater boat with toilet and cushions for comfort also...More

Thank smiffy11
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I imagine trying to book this in advance might prove tricky. We just turned up about half an hour before and spoke with Captain Colin. Had a quick coffee and returned in time to get a good seat on the side and a cushion to...More

1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This trip has been on our days out list for a few years and with the recent burst of sunny weather we booked and went along. Sandwich is well worth a day out and the tripmon the river bus is the icing on the cake!...More

2  Thank wenmon17
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had seen and heard of the Sandwich Riverbus tour and eagerly awaited a warm day in order to come on board. After having enquired the day before, we booked ourselves onto the 11:30AM slot. When we arrived the following day, we...More

3  Thank sarahruds
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Michael B
3 July 2017|
Response from Maggie C | Reviewed this property |
Ring the captain. Very approachable and his number is on the website. Likely it will be ok.
20 March 2016|
Response from Lionhart50 |
Yes sort trips from 11am then 2 hour Seal trip at 2.30 pm. Please call to book.
6 August 2015|
Response from Lionhart50 |
It is advisable to prebook as space is limited and if demand dictates we will take the second boat. Book in good time to allow crews to be organised.