Blues Cruise – NEW

from £35.00

A “Two Island” early evening cruise with Blues Musician and Snacks.


  • Start date: 12/07/2020 5:00 pm
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Sailing from: Maldon
27 spaces available

Enjoy an early evening river cruise accompanied by Blues musician, Ben Tyzak.  Born in London but raised in the deep south of the United States, Ben’s musical style reflects these experiences. His guitar playing is an intoxicating blend, inspired from the raw delta blues of Robert Johnson, the Piedmont blues style of Reverend Gary Davis and all the way to the powerful soundscapes of Jimmy Page. This combined with a soulful voice and commanding stage presence completes the picture of a unique artist. In 1992 Ben formed the Spikedrivers, a project based on his love of early blues, and a vehicle for his songwriting.

Leaving the Quay, the barge heads down river past the Victorian Promenade Park; past the statue of Brithnoth guarding Maldon against marauding Vikings; Northea Island which is a bird reserve owned by the National Trust; Heybridge Basin, the entrance to the Chelmer & Blackwater Canal; Mill Beach with it’s colourful beach huts on legs and finally towards the privately owned Osea Island, now a luxury weekend retreat and wedding venue.

The bar on board includes spirits, wines, Prosecco, Artisan Gins, local beers and hot drinks.

Includes snacks of Buntings Cheeses & Homemade Pork Pies, Pickles, Chutneys and Breads.


Boarding details are sent by e-mail 4 weeks before a trip or when booking (check your junk folder). Be ready to board the barge 1/2 hour before sailing. Search for car parks near Maldon CM9 5HN, Ipswich IP4 1FH, Brightlingsea CO7 ODY, Harwich CO12 3HH