Two Island Lunch Cruise
A “Two Island” cruise from Maldon Quay past Northey Island to Osea Island & back. Includes posh Ploughmans and hot pudding.
- Start date: 19/08/2020 12:30 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.
Our catering team are on board preparing lunch which is served in the saloon for you to eat below, or choose to take your plate back on deck as we head back up river to Maldon.
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