7 January 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 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.

Our trip boat operations are currently closed, other than charter trips for single-households. We will re-open more fully when we consider it safe to do so, and in line with Government and NHS advice.

Our small passenger boats Albert (based at Paper Mill) and Blackwater Dawn (based at heybridge Basin) are available for skippered charter for family groups (maximum 6 passengers).  To discuss your requirements, please call Sarah Phillips on 01245 226 245 or email

The Kiosk is currently closed.

The campsite at Hoe Mill Lock is open.