26 March 2021

The health and safety of all Navigation users is important to us, so please follow the latest government restrictions and distancing guidelines.

This beauty is spot available for all to enjoy, so please respect it and leave it as you would want to find it.




Opening & Coronavirus FAQs

Our Offices

Our Paper Mill office is manned from time to time, but Heybridge Basin office remains closed.  Staff are working from home when offices are closed and you will still be able to contact us by phone or email using the usual contact details.

Boat Trips

Our trip boat operations are currently closed. We will re-open when we consider it safe to do so, and in line with Government and NHS advice.

Charter boat trips for single family groups will be available again from 12th April on Albert (based at Paper Mill) and Blackwater Dawn (based at Heybridge Basin).

To discuss your requirements, please call Sarah Phillips on 01245 226 245 or email


The campsite at Hoe Mill Lock is open.