Chelmer Cruises - Prices

Charter Charges for Victoria

2 hours £325           
Extra hours £150 per hour
(4 hours maximum cruising)

Bookings will be confirmed upon receipt of the deposit (usually 50% of the cost). Balance and food orders will be required 21 days before your trip.

Please note:  Victoria does not cruise when the Navigation is in flood as she cannot pass under bridges. Should this occur Victoria may be used as a static venue at Paper Mill Lock at 50% of the trip cost. Alternatively a full refund will be offered.  

We are fully equipped to accommodate wheelchair users but would be grateful to have as much advance information as possible as to the number of wheelchairs likely in order that seating arrangements can be prepared for you to enjoy your trip.  

Victoria can accommodate 45 people but we suggest that in order to seat everyone a maximum number of 36 is recommended.  

Charter Charges for Albert and Blackwater Dawn

2hours: £160 Saturdays and Sundays - £150 Mondays to Fridays

3hours: £200 Saturdays and Sundays - £190 Mondays to Fridays 
4hours: £240 Saturdays and Sundays - £230 Mondays to Fridays

Bookings will be confirmed upon receipt of the deposit (usually 50% of the cost). Balance and food orders will be required 21 days before your trip.

Please note:  Albert does not cruise when the Navigation is in flood as the boat cannot pass under bridges. Should this occur Albert may be used as a static venue at Paper Mill Lock at 50% of the trip cost. Alternatively a full refund will be offered.  It is more unusual for the Navigation to be in flood at Heybridge Basin, but should this occur, the same terms apply for Blackwater Dawn.

Both vessels are fully equipped to accommodate wheelchair users but would be grateful to have as much advance information as possible as to the number of wheelchairs likely in order that seating arrangements can be prepared for you to enjoy your trip.  

Both Albert and Blackwater Dawn can accommodate 12 people (plus crew).  

Individual Bookings - "Turn Up and Go" and "Tickets in Advance" - All vessels

During the summer months, all three vessels may be available for individual bookings on a 'turn up and go' basis, or tickets may be purchasable in advance, either from this web site or from the office at Paper Mill (Victoria and Albert) or the kiosk at Heybridge Basin (Blackwater Dawn).  Dates and times will be advertised nearer the time.  

For 1 hour trips, the price is £7 for adults (age 16 plus) and £5 for children (below age 16, but excluding babes in arms). 

For a 2 hour trips, the price is £14 for adults and £10 for children.  Cream teas (£6.75) and Ploughmans Lunches (£8.95) will be available if ordered in advance on both Victoria and Albert.


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Please email the completed form to victoria@waterways.org.uk or post the form to
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 victoria@waterways.org.uk.

Location

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