Group Outings and Boat Parties

Book your group outing or celebration on one of our trip boats and enjoy a cruise along the glorious Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation in Essex with Chelmer Cruises.

All our bookings include a qualified skipper and friendly crew, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the cruise.

Flexible for You

Charter trips can be arranged for any day of the week with timings to suit hirers. The minimum period is 2 hours. All vessels are wheelchair and push-chair friendly. See prices for group bookings.

Food & Drink

When you book your celebration or a group outing on board our larger boat, Victoria, we can provide food and drinks on board as well as a licensed bar serving hot and cold drinks. See our full catering menu.

Locations

We have a base at Paper Mill Lock approximately midway along the Navigation allowing trips in either direction, and another at Heybridge Basin.

An all-day trip would allow for a cruise from the vessel’s base at Paper Mill Lock to see the impressive Sea Lock at Heybridge Basin; or the regenerated basin at Springfield and back to base.

See the boat trip locations.

Our Boats

We currently have three boats - Victoria, Albert and Blackwater Dawn. Find out more about our boats.

Evening Cruises

Why not book an evening cruise from Heybridge to Beeleigh Falls? Get in touch to find out more.

Weddings

You can book our boats for your wedding reception and Victoria is perfect transport from Ulting Church. Contact us to arrange a viewing.

Contact Us

To find out more about booking any of the vessels, call Sarah Phillips on 01245 226 245 during office hours or email victoria@waterways.org.uk.

Spooky Boat Trips

Trick or Treat yourself this Halloween and step aboard for a spooktacular boat trip departing from Paper Mill Lock or Heybridge Basin on the boo-tiful Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation.

Group Bookings

Charter one of our boats for your group outing or celebration or book now: Download the booking form

One Hour Boat Trips

Regular boat trips depart from Paper Mill Lock in Chelmsford and Heybridge Basin in Maldon. Find out more about our one hour boat trips.

Locations

See location map for Chelmer Cruises.

Contact Us

To find out more about booking any of the vessels, call Sarah Phillips on 01245 226 245 during office hours or email victoria@waterways.org.uk.