We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00

Canterbury Historic River Tours
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
740
All photos (740)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“boat trip”(141 reviews)
“captain matt”(49 reviews)
“low bridges”(72 reviews)
About
Discover the hidden secrets of Canterbury from the unique perspective offered by being aboard one of our vessels on the picturesque River Stour. The city's rich history is brought to life by our friendly, knowledgeable tour guides, and our many...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Contact
Ducking Stool, Kings Bridge | High Street, Canterbury CT1 2AT, England
Website
+44 7790 534744
Call
Reviews (1 917)
Filter reviews
1 798 results
Traveller rating
1 382
329
54
20
13
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
1 382
329
54
20
13
Show reviews that mention
All reviews boat trip captain matt low bridges ducking stool great trip our tour guide different perspective minute trip his knowledge knew his stuff enjoyable trip historical facts excellent tour young man sense of humour great fun history lesson
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1 798 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday with my wife and two youngest children (13 and 15). The tour last around 45 minutes and though on paper you don't cover a large amount of ground (river) it is well worth the money and is a great way of seeing parts...More

Thank Mobile36207278665
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the best boat tour I jave ever been on. He had absolutely great knowledge,and made the ride extremely enjoyable. He was incredibly friendly, and could eadily answer any questions. Its just a shame it couldn't be longer. Many thanks JS

Thank Jacob S
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Loved our boat tour, our tour guide was funny and knowledgeable about the area. We really all had a great time! Would recommend to anyone visiting!

Thank sophiav556
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

The tour on the river is quite small (the river just isn't longer) but we loved it! The guide was nice and funny and we learned a lot of (fun) historical facts. Would do it again!

Thank Laura V
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Great experience only really for the able-bodied no good if you’re a bit unsteady on your feet .The rowers was very knowledgeable. Big thank you 😊

Thank Cazmckenzie1
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

I recently did this tour with my auntie & cousin. We all had a lovely time & it’s a nice way to start or end a trip to Canterbury. Our guide was a lovely girl from Finland (I can’t remember her name but she was...More

Thank rosieslav
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Captain Jack is a cool guide who told us many interesting stories and histories of Canterburry. 45 minutes went by so quickly!

Thank nengfan
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Just arrived in Canterbury and spent a great time on the River Stour with Sophia at the oars. We definitely recommend!

Thank rwhorvath
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

A beautiful Autumn morning was enhanced by Captain Rob and his obvious love of both his job and the city of Canterbury. We left the busy high street behind and wound our way through the back street river. Ducking under the very low century's old...More

Thank suhur1966
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent River tour. Our guide/captain was a Canadian guy called Matthew (I think) who really made this tour amazing. His knowledge of the history of the city was second to none and took his time telling us about Canterbury. The tour lasted about 45 mins...More

Thank nfvincer
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 nearby hotels
ABode Canterbury
2 335 reviews
.07 km away
Pilgrims Hotel
320 reviews
.07 km away
Cathedral Gate Hotel
515 reviews
.23 km away
The Falstaff in Canterbury
1 355 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 392 nearby restaurants
The Skinny Kitchen
385 reviews
.04 km away
Kitch
530 reviews
.02 km away
The Olive Grove
751 reviews
.05 km away
Dems
351 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 283 nearby attractions
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
618 reviews
.07 km away
Eastbridge Hospital
208 reviews
.01 km away
The Marlowe Theatre
1 115 reviews
.12 km away
Statue of Geoffrey Chaucer
39 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
rababar
9 November 2018|
Answer
Response from djl-uk | Reviewed this property |
Hi The entry to pier is narrow I think There are a few steps There are staff around I would hope you could leave a wheelchair with them HTH
0
Votes
Cazmckenzie1
19 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Laura B | Reviewed this property |
No you can just book when you arrive and they will give you a time slot sorry for late reply
0
Votes
andimayes
1 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from CHRT | Property representative |
Absolutely, dogs even go free of charge! So feel free to join us on any day and bring your furry friend along.
0
Votes