Two Island Lunch Cruise
A “Two Island” cruise from Maldon Quay past Northey Island to Osea Island & back. Add posh Ploughmans with hot pudding.
- Start date: 16/10/2020 11:30 am
- 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.
Pre-order Lunch or bring your own picnic if you prefer.
Lunch Ham & Cheese Ploughmans served with homemade coleslaw; Tomato, Cucumber & Basil Salad; Mixed Leaves Salad; Chutneys & Pickles; Granary Bread & butter. Followed by Apple & Blackberry Crumble with Cream.
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