Heybridge Basin Pleasure Boats

Experience a relaxing one hour cruise along the the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation from Heybridge Basin.

The Elver is a 25ft steel narrow boat which cruises at a leisurely 4 knots allowing passengers ample time to take in the scenery and wildlife of this little known waterway.

Feel free to take a picnic, tables are available onboard.

Departure times are at 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm & 4.00pm from the bank adjacent to the steps from Daisy Meadow car park. 2017 trips start April 15 until the end of October.

Prices: £7.00 adults, £5.50 children & concessions.

Advance booking is recommended - call 07835 657462

A 2 hour sunset cruise is also available. Enquire at kiosk or call for details.


Why not explore the canal at your own pace. These sturdy rowing boats are designed for a maximum of 4 adults and are available for hire on an hourly basis.
1 hour £12.00, 2 hours £23.00, 3 hours £34.00