Boat Trips

The Viking Saga departs from the sea wall between Promenade Park and The Hythe for 40 minute excursions out past Heybridge Basin towards Osea Island and then back in the opposite direction. Longer trips are also available.

Click here for details of Viking Saga trip dates and times
 
 
The Thames Sailing Barge Trust provide small group half day, full day, weekend and charter sails to the public. Full details on trips currently available can be found on the Trust’s website

All trips will have no more than 12 passengers plus the crew. The Trust is a registered charity and all income raised is used to keep its two barges sailing.

 
 
SB Kitty approching Hythe Quay at Maldon

Topsail Charters operate sailing barge trips from Maldon's Hythe Quay

Why not take one of these boat trips?

Friday 2nd April 2021  | 1530-1730 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
CREAM TEA CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add cream tea of freshly baked scone with cream and jam, tea or coffee
Adults £25, children £16, Cream tea £6.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Saturday 3rd April 2021  | 1615-1815 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
CREAM TEA CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add cream tea of freshly baked scone with cream and jam, tea or coffee
Adults £25, children £16, Cream tea £6.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Thursday 8th April 2021  | 1000-1200 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
MORNING COFFEE CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add optional homemade chocolate brownie with tea or coffee
Adults £27, children £18. Add brownie and drink @ £5.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Saturday 10th April 2021  | 1130-1330 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
SLOW ROAST CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add hot baguette with slow roast pork with apple and chilli chutney
Adults £27, children £18, add baguette £8
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details



Sunday 11th April 2021  | 1215-1415 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
SLOW ROAST CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add hot baguette with slow roast pork with apple and chilli chutney
Adults £27, children £18, add baguette £8
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Monday 12th April 2021  | 1245-1445 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
TWO ISLAND LUNCH CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Includes lunch of : Ham and Cheese Ploughmans served with homemade coleslaw; Tomato, Cucumber and Basil Salad; Mixed Leaves Salad; Chutneys and Pickles; Granary Bread and butter. Followed by Apple and Blackberry Crumble with Cream
Adults £43, children £33
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Wednesday 14th April 2021  | 1345-1545 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
AFTERNOON TEA CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Includes tea of : Homemade Victoria Sponge, freshly baked scone with cream and jam, tea or coffee
Adults £37, children £27
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Sunday 18th April 2021  | 1545-1745 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
CREAM TEA CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add cream tea of freshly baked scone with cream and jam, tea or coffee
Adults £27, Children £18 Add cream tea £6.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Tuesday 20th April 2021  | 1715-1915 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
SUNSET CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Bring a picnic or add a Cheese and Ham Ploughmans or Smoked Fish Platter
Adults £27. Add ploughmans @ £14, Smoked Fish @ £21
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details



Thursday 22nd April 2021  | 0830-2030 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
SECRETS OF THE BLACKWATER DAY SAIL
Essex as you have never seen it. A really relaxing day exploring the length of the River Blackwater. Fully catered with coffee, lunch, tea and supper.
Adults £70, children £50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Friday 23rd April 2021  | 0845-1045 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
MORNING COFFEE CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add optional homemade chocolate brownie with tea or coffee
Adults £27, children £18. Add brownie and drink @ £5.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Saturday 24th April 2021  | 1000-1200 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
BRUNCH CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add Crusty Loaf large Huffer roll with bacon, sausage and egg plus tea/coffee/soft
Adults £27, children £18 Add Huffer £8.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Sunday 25th April 2021  | 1100-1430 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
SUNDAY ROAST CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater followed by a seated two course roast lunch on board at the quayside.
Adults £45, children £35
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Tuesday 27th April 2021  | 1215-1415 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
TWO ISLAND LUNCH CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Includes lunch of : Ham and Cheese Ploughmans served with homemade coleslaw; Tomato, Cucumber and Basil Salad; Mixed Leaves Salad; Chutneys and Pickles; Granary Bread and butter. Followed by Apple and Blackberry Crumble with Cream
Adults £43, children £33
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Friday 30th April 2021  | 1430-1630 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
AFTERNOON TEA CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Includes tea of : Homemade Victoria Sponge, freshly baked scone with cream and jam, tea or coffee
Adults £37, children £27
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Saturday 1st May 2021  | 1515-1715 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
CREAM TEA CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add cream tea of freshly baked scone with cream and jam, tea or coffee
Adults £27, Children £18 Add cream tea £6.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Tuesday 4th May 2021  | 1800-1930 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
SUNSET CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Bring a picnic or add a Cheese and Ham Ploughmans or Smoked Fish Platter
Adults £27. Add ploughmans @ £14, Smoked Fish @ £21
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Friday 7th May 2021  | 0930-1130 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
MORNING COFFEE CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add optional homemade chocolate brownie with tea or coffee
Adults £27, children £18. Add brownie and drink @ £5.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Saturday 8th May 2021  | 1015-1215 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
BRUNCH CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add Crusty Loaf large Huffer roll with bacon, sausage and egg plus tea/coffee/soft
Adults £27, children £18 Add Huffer £8.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Sunday 9th May 2021  | 1100-1430 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
SUNDAY ROAST CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater followed by a seated two course roast lunch on board at the quayside.
Adults £45, children £35
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Wednesday 12th May 2021  | 1245-1445 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
TWO ISLAND LUNCH CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Includes lunch of : Ham and Cheese Ploughmans served with homemade coleslaw; Tomato, Cucumber and Basil Salad; Mixed Leaves Salad; Chutneys and Pickles; Granary Bread and butter. Followed by Apple and Blackberry Crumble with Cream
Adults £43, children £33
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Friday 14th May 2021  | 1345-1545 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
AFTERNOON TEA CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Includes tea of : Homemade Victoria Sponge, freshly baked scone with cream and jam, tea or coffee
Adults £37, children £27
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Thursday 20th May 2021  | 1800-1930 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
SUNSET CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Bring a picnic or add a Cheese and Ham Ploughmans or Smoked Fish Platter
Adults £27. Add ploughmans @ £14, Smoked Fish @ £21
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Friday 21st May 2021  | 1930-2100 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
SUNSET CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Bring a picnic or add a Cheese and Ham Ploughmans or Smoked Fish Platter
Adults £27. Add ploughmans @ £14, Smoked Fish @ £21
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Monday 24th May 2021  | 1015-1215 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
MORNING COFFEE CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add optional homemade chocolate brownie with tea or coffee
Adults £27, children £18. Add brownie and drink @ £5.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Thursday 27th May 2021  | 1245-1445 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
TWO ISLAND LUNCH CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Includes lunch of : Ham and Cheese Ploughmans served with homemade coleslaw; Tomato, Cucumber and Basil Salad; Mixed Leaves Salad; Chutneys and Pickles; Granary Bread and butter. Followed by Apple and Blackberry Crumble with Cream
Adults £43, children £33
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Friday 28th May 2021  | 1330-1530 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
AFTERNOON TEA CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Includes tea of : Homemade Victoria Sponge, freshly baked scone with cream and jam, tea or coffee
Adults £37, children £27
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Friday 4th June 2021  | 0830-2000 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
SECRETS OF THE BLACKWATER DAY SAIL
Essex as you have never seen it. A really relaxing day exploring the length of the River Blackwater. Fully catered with coffee, lunch, tea and supper.
Adults £70, children £50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Monday 7th June 2021  | 1030-1230 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
MORNING COFFEE CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add optional homemade chocolate brownie with tea or coffee
Adults £27, children £18. Add brownie and drink @ £5.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Thursday 10th June 2021  | 1215-1415 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
TWO ISLAND LUNCH CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Includes lunch of : Ham and Cheese Ploughmans served with homemade coleslaw; Tomato, Cucumber and Basil Salad; Mixed Leaves Salad; Chutneys and Pickles; Granary Bread and butter. Followed by Apple and Blackberry Crumble with Cream
Adults £43, children £33
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Monday 14th June 2021  | 1430-1630 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
AFTERNOON TEA CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Includes tea of : Homemade Victoria Sponge, freshly baked scone with cream and jam, tea or coffee
Adults £37, children £27
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Friday 18th June 2021  | 1730-1930 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
SUNSET CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Bring a picnic or add a Cheese and Ham Ploughmans or Smoked Fish Platter
Adults £27. Add ploughmans @ £14, Smoked Fish @ £21
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Saturday 19th June 2021  | 0730-1830 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
SECRETS OF THE BLACKWATER DAY SAIL
Essex as you have never seen it. A really relaxing day exploring the length of the River Blackwater. Fully catered with breakfast, coffee, lunch, tea .
Adults £70, children £50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Tuesday 22nd June 2021  | 0945-1145 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
MORNING COFFEE CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Add optional homemade chocolate brownie with tea or coffee
Adults £27, children £18. Add brownie and drink @ £5.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Friday 25th June 2021  | 1230-1430 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
TWO ISLAND LUNCH CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Includes lunch of : Ham and Cheese Ploughmans served with homemade coleslaw; Tomato, Cucumber and Basil Salad; Mixed Leaves Salad; Chutneys and Pickles; Granary Bread and butter. Followed by Apple and Blackberry Crumble with Cream
Adults £43, children £33
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Monday 28th June 2021  | 1445-1645 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
AFTERNOON TEA CRUISE
Join one of our vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two hour cruise to enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Blackwater. Includes tea of : Homemade Victoria Sponge, freshly baked scone with cream and jam, tea or coffee
Adults £37, children £27
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

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