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AboutBook your group outing or celebration on one of our boats and enjoy a cruise along the glorious Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation in Essex with Chelmer Cruises. The Navigation offers nearly 14 miles of waterway to explore. A typical trip would be a 2 or 3 hour cruise from the vessel’s base at Paper Mill Lock.
Much of our wonderful waterway runs through tranquil Essex countryside, and is the perfect place to go for an afternoon cruise.
Great for Groups, birthdays and other celebrations.
Victoria is perfect for weddings, parties and group outings. The boat can accommodate up to 45 guests and includes a qualified skipper and crew. We also have boats for up to 12 people.
Flexible for You
Charter trips can be arranged for any day of the week, with timings to suit hirers. The minimum hire period is 2 hours. The vessel is wheelchair and pushchair-friendly, and we can provide food and drinks on board. A licensed bar is available.
Spending time by the water is the fastest way to slow down, so perhaps just take a moment to sit back and enjoy our fantastic waterway.
Spooky Boat Trips
Trick or Treat yourself this Halloween and aboard one of our boats this Halloween for a spooktacular one-hour boat trip departing from Heybridge Basin on the boo-tiful Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation.
One Hour Boat Trips
Regular one-hour Chelmer Cruises boat trips run from Paper Mill Lock on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation.
Private Hire - depends on location, duration etc - please ring Sarah on 01245 226245
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Children welcome
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Free Parking
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted