One Hour Boat Trips

Coronavirus Situation - August 2020:  Our small passenger boats Albert (based at Paper Mill) and Blackwater Dawn (based at heybridge Basin) are now available for skippered charter for family groups (maximum 12 passengers).  To discuss your requirements, please call Sarah Phillips on 01245 226 245 or email

In most summers, regular one-hour Chelmer Cruises 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.  However, these trips are not running at the moment because of Coronavirus restrictions.

All trips are Wheelchair and pushchair friendly.

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.


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