Self Catering Accommodation

Self-catering accommodation on board ‘S.B. Reminder’ at Hythe Quay, Maldon

Between Easter and the end of September, Reminder takes guests away for weekend sailings on the East Coast Rivers, but over the winter months (or summer months if not booked) is available as an interesting and unusual alternative to a country cottage.

Moored amongst the other charter barges on Maldon’s Hythe Quay, home to seven of these historic vessels, you are at the edge of this attractive market town. Opposite the Quay, the salt marshes are home to a huge number of winter birds as well as our resident oyster catchers, egrets, waders and swans. A short walk through the Promenade Park takes you to the sea wall and lovely winter walks along the estuary. Up river takes you to Beeleigh Falls with Kingfishers and shell duck or you can follow the Blackwater and Chelmer Canal to Heybridge Basin or Hoe Mill Lock.

A short drive in the car opens up many other estuary villages and if you look on a map you will see the rivers Colne, Stour and Orwell are also in close proximity.

On the Quay is the bargeman’s pub, The Queens Head, and also the Jolly Sailor, and Maldon is home to a wide variety of restaurants and pubs.

Further Details available at our weekend website


Reminder can sleep up to 14 guests in a variety of cabins. She has central heating, as well as an attractive solid-fuel stove in the main saloon and galley. There are two washrooms, one with a shower.

Self-catering hire charges

Winter Rate
Oct – March £550, 7pm Fri eve to 5pm Sunday. £200 per day thereafter. Ask for Christmas and New Year prices.

Summer rate
April – Sept £750, 7pm Fri eve to Sun 5pm.