A “Two Island” evening cruise from Maldon Quay past Northey Island to Osea Island & back.
Bring your own picnic or add a plated Cheese & Ham Ploughmans or Smoked Fish Platter
- Start date: 24/08/2019 5:45 pm
- Duration: 2 Hours
- Sailing from: Maldon
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater.
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.
You can bring your own picnic if you wish, or choose one of our options which you can eat below, or choose to take your plate back on deck as we head back up river to Maldon. There is a licensed bar on board which includes spirits, wines, Prosecco, local beers and hot drinks.
Cheese & Ham Ploughmans – a made-up plate with Buntings Cheese & Ham, Coleslaw, Mixed Leaves, Tomato, Cucumber, Red Pepper, served with Bread & Butter
Smoked Fish Platter supplied by Maldon Smokehouse. Items depend on availability, but typically include smoked Crevettes, Salmon, Salmon Pate, Mackerel, as well as other items. We provide the mixed salad above with Aoili and Granary Bread and Butter.
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