Weekends Away

“Escape your World, Relax in Ours”

Our barge “Reminder” offers you the chance to cruise back in time to an unhurried world governed by wind and tides.  Leave life ashore as you explore the “secret waters” of the East Coast, from gliding up the quietest creek to invigorating sailing along the coast. Experience the thrill of sailing under our 100’ mast and huge brown sails.

Our friendly crew are committed to making your weekend an unforgettable experience with delicious freshly cooked, locally sourced meals coming from the galley. On a typical cruise from Maldon you sail past Osea Island, Tollesbury Creek, St Peters Chapel at Bradwell, Mersea Island and into the River Colne for a night anchorage.  Longer weekends may include a shore visit to Wivenhoe, East Mersea or the beach at Osea.

Cruises for Individuals

Enjoy a relaxing weekend with good sailing, great food, beautiful scenery and the company of other single people, couples and friends. Participation in sailing is voluntary, help hoist the sails and take the wheel or relax on deck.

Go to the Public Cruises page and use the “weekend” filter to find a two day, one night “Sail, Dinner, B&B Cruise” or a two day, two night full weekend.

Public trips

Group Hire Weekends (8-12 guests)

A fabulous way to enjoy a relaxing weekend away with friends or family. Self-cater or take a break from the stove and let our cook prepare delicious food for you. Join Friday evening and return on Sunday’s tide.

Mid-week/low season

Catered: £250
Self-catered: £180

High Season weekends
(May 18 – Sep 15)

Catered: £275
Self-catered: £200

Visit our weekend website topsail-weekend-breaks.co.uk for loads more information, photos and a video.

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Cottage hire

Reminder is available as a weekend self-catered cottage moored on Maldon Quay for up to 14 guests.  Join Fri eve, depart teatime Sunday.

Winter weekends:  £650
Summer Weekends (May to Sept):  £850

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