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.

Day trip to Southend

Due to Covid there are no service from Gravesend in 2020: Please check Sun Pier Chatham

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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 


Click the "Book Now" button to see available dates.


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

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

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