Chelmer Cruises - Essex

Step on board one of our trip boats and enjoy a cruise along the glorious Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation in Essex with Chelmer Cruises. The Navigation offers nearly 14 miles of waterway to explore. We have a base at Paper Mill Lock approximately midway along the Navigation allowing trips in either direction, and another at Heybridge Basin.

Much of our wonderful waterway runs through tranquil Essex countryside, and is the perfect place for an afternoon or evening cruise.

Charter a boat for your outing or celebration or turn up and buy a ticket for a one hour cruise.

PARTIES & GROUP OUTINGS 1 HOUR BOAT TRIPS


Group Outings and Boat Parties

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, and we can provide food and drinks on board.

Find out more about hiring our boats for group outings and celebrations.

One Hour Boat Trips

Regular one-hour boat trips run from two locations along the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation. Hop on a boat from Paper Mill Lock near Chelmsford or Heybridge Basin in Maldon. All trips are Wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Tickets from £4.

Find out more about our one-hour boat trips.

Our Boats

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

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.

Photo: Little Baddow Mill House


Essex Waterways acquired Victoria with the aid of a grant from European LEADER Funds via The Rural Community Council of Essex.


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.