Chelmer Cruises - Essex

Step on board Victoria 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. 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 return.

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

Great for Groups

Victoria is perfect for weddings, parties and group outings.  The boat can accommodate up to 43 guests and includes a qualified skipper and crew.

Flexible for You

Charter trips can be arranged for any day of the week, with timings to suit hirers.  The minimum hire period is 2 hours.  The vessel is wheelchair and pushchair-friendly, and we can provide food and drinks on board.  A licensed bar is available.

Spending time by the water is the fastest way to slow down, so perhaps just take a moment to sit back and enjoy our fantastic waterway.

Find out more

To find out more about booking Victoria can call Sue Clift on 07507 055021 or email

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.

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Paper Mill Lock, North Hill, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4BS

To find out more about booking Victoria can call Sue Clift on 07507 055021 or email


Trips depart from Paper Mill Lock, North Hill, Chelmsford, Little Baddow, Chelmsford CM3 4BS.  See location map for Chelmer Cruises.