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This Site was last updated on 17-03-2018 .

NEWSREEL..NEWSFLASH.......Sunday Teas have been cancelled for tomorrow (18th March) due to the freezing temperatures and ice. Thank you Jenny for baking all those cakes and sorry we wont get chance to eat them tomorrow..............reminder that our Gate Numbers changed on Wednesday 14th March...............New Events have been added to our "Events Page". Dates will be added as they are arranged........................................... .......... ..

Grove Ferry Boat Club was founded in 1964.You will find the clubhouse, dating from the early seventies, on the south bank of the River Great Stour, (the second largest river in Kent) It lies just below the Grove Ferry Bridge, some 8 miles east of Canterbury. The Bridge replaced the old ferry in 1963.

We are an active boat club with various events, water activities, organized cruises in company, boat exercises etc. and with barbecues and other activities at Red House Marsh. (Our picnic facility some 4.5 miles downstream)

The Ferry Inn on the North Bank is also open on Sunday afternoons throughout the year between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. (Except bank holiday weekends & Club Events) and all are welcome for tea, coffee and the odd cake, along with a little social banter!

The club has some 30 moorings on the north Bank and we have developed storage & facilities for dinghies, canoes etc. in our compound, and we now have easy launching facilities with the slipway on the north bank.

Links to other websites

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We cannot be responsible for any damages or consequences caused by your use of them.

click here to visit Grove Ferry Message Board

Click here for Ramsgate Harbour Cam.

Table of Distances in Miles

Click here for Dover Tides
Fordwich Mill 5.1 Miles Plus 4 Hours 35 Mins Fixed Sluice
Stodmarsh 2.5 Miles Plus 3 Hours 45 Mins  
Grove Ferry 0.0 Miles Plus 3 Hours 15 Mins Bridge
Sarre Channel 3.2 Miles Plus 2 Hours 32 Mins (Not navigable)
Little Stour 3.3 Miles Plus 2 Hours 30 Mins River Junction*
Pluck's Gutter 3.4 Miles Plus 2 Hours 29 Mins Road Bridge
Red House Marsh 4.4 Miles Plus 2 Hours 16 Mins Club Picnic site
Minster Rail Bridge 6.8 Miles Plus 1 Hour 45 Mins  
Richborough Castle 8.7 Miles Plus 1 Hour 20 Mins Roman Fort
Sandwich Bridge 10.2 Miles Plus 1 Hour Swing Bridge
Stonar Cut 13.3 Miles Plus 28 mins (not navigable)
Pegwell Bay 14.2 Miles Plus 24 Mins Pepperness River mouth
Royal Harbour 17.0 Miles Plus 21 Mins Ramsgate

Notice Number 06 - 2017,  14th June 2017
Major changes to estuary buoyage.

Mariners are advised that the old loop in the estuary is now abandoned and all buoys withdrawn.  The newly developing straight channel now replaces that old loop with an additional buoy at each end.  The new channel is approximately three cables in length allowing the buoys at each end to be clearly visible from one end to the other.
See new chart published on this site page ‘NAVIGATION INFO/Estuary Chartlet’
Signed Captain Colin Carr.  Harbour Master.

Click here for Notice to Mariners.

Click here for 21st October 2017 map of the entrance to Sandwich.



Hi everyone
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Games Evening. We all had lots of fun and had plenty to eat. Photos and video clips can be seen on Friends of GFBC facebook page
I haven’t had time to arrange any activities for November and as we are having the Grove Ferry Boat Club Christmas dinner at the Dog and Duck on 9th December, it will be the New Year before anything else is planned. Any ideas for future events can be sent to me via my GF e-mail address.
I would like to remind you that if you want to go to the Christmas Dinner, then your names and choice from the menu, need to be in by 2nd December. Details are on the board in the clubhouse and also on the GFBC Web site. Also, if anyone has any prizes for the Xmas raffle, they will be very much appreciated.
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year
Jacqui Robb

Sandwich Bridge Contact Number for opening is now as follows
Tel No 01843 585624


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