Gravesend to Tilbury Ferry

Every day (Monday to Saturday)

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The Gravesend to Tilbury Ferry operates daily from 05:40am to 19:00pm. The crossing takes only 5 minutes and is a great way to visit Essex and the surrounding counties.

Cross the river and jump on a Train to southend and within 1 hour you could be enjoying the Sea side and fun fair rides on the beach.

Gravesend to Redsand Towers

9th June 2019 09:00AM

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Take a Trip from Gravesend Town Pier to the Eerie World War 2 Maunsel forts , called the Red sand Towers.

These Historic monuments stand in the estuary some 9 miles from Southend and 5 Miles from Whitstable.

It will take approximately an 2.5 hours hour to reach the Towers and will pass by the numeorus  forts that have guarded the Thames Estuary since the 1860's. 

You will get chance to take plenty of photos in and around the towers as our vessel is small enough to pass between and under the structures. (We do not allow anyone to board the structures).

If your an avid photographer, grab your long lenses to see if you can snap photos of the Peregrine Falcons.

On the return journey we will pass round the SS. Richard Montgomery (outside the exclusion zone) before returning back up the Thames, passing by the London Gateway site to Gravesend.

A full commentary is available on the vessel along with a Bar and Toilets.


Adults £18.0, Child £15, Concessions £16, Family £55, 

Under 3's Free


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Day trip to Southend

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For many years paddle steamers such as the “Medway Queen” have offered trips across the Thames Estuary to the world’s longest pier at Southend. Join us on this fantastic day out to once again have fish and chips on the beach, visit Adventure Island or ride the train to the end of the pier. Time ashore will vary depending on tides but we aim to give you about 4-5 hours of free time.

Approximate timings:

0930                Depart Gravesend

1115                Arrive Southend*

1115/1145       Train departs from End of Pier to Shore

1130 - 1530     Explore Southend

1530                Train departs from Shore to end of Pier

1600                Boat Departs Southend* 

1730-1800       Boat arrives Gravesend* 

*Times may vary based on the tide.

Onboard facilities include a Bar, selling Alcoholic and soft drinks and light snacks. A small Toilet is also available onboard.


For more information on the boat please click here.


Adults £22, 

Child £15.50, 

Concessions £18.50, 

Family £61, 

Under 3's Free

All tickets include the Pier train 


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Note: Southend Pier is accessible via a steep ramp. This is not suitable for wheelchairs or for the mobility impaired.

Day trip to Greenwich

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Explore the River Thames from Gravesend to Greenwich with an interesting commentary about some of the well known and less-well known landmarks along the way. Discover the commercial aspects of the Thames and navigate through the Thames Barrier. On this tour you will have time to stop off at Greenwich for Greenwich Market and explore the Christmas Market.


0930                Depart Gravesend "Town Pier"

0940                Depart "Tilbury Ferry" (Please request on booking)

1130-1145       Arrive Greenwich pier

1145 - 1545     Explore Greenwich

(Ideas: National Maritime Mueseum, Cutty Sark or Greenwich Market)

1600                Boat Departs Greenwich Pier

1800                Boat arrives "Tilbury Ferry" then terminates at Gravesend "Town Pier"


Adults £25, Child £18, OAP £20, Family £65, under 3's Free

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Thames to Medway Coastal cruise

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Departing Gravesend, this cruise will take you around the Thames coast and into the River Medway to Rochester. 

Along the way our captain will point out some of the unique history along the way, including at least 9 Napoleonic forts built around this historical coastline, Southend Pier and then guide you up the Medway to Rochester Pier. This one-way trip will allow you to see the estuary aboard Kents only seagoing catamaran, Jacob Marley 

Once at Rochester you have the oportunity to look round the town and join any train or bus back to Gravesend. (Travel with National Rail or bus is not included)

Adults £18, Child £14, OAP £16, Under 5's Free 

Please note Jetstream Tours does not operate the Gravesend Town Pontoon.

Berthing Enquiries should be directed to Gravesend Pontoon Ltd on 07949 750236