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 Topsail Charters boat trips?

Wednesday 10th August 2022  | 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 £30, children £20. Add brownie and drink @ £5.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Friday 12th August 2022  | 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 £45, children £35
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Monday 15th August 2022  | 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 £39, children £29
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Saturday 20th August 2022  | 0630-1800 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
BLACKWATER BARGE RACE DAY SAIL
Follow the racing barges for a great spectator day. Bring your cameras ! Includes breakfast, morning coffee, two course Lunch, tea and cake.
Adults £75, children £55
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details



Wednesday 24th August 2022  | 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 £30, children £20. Add brownie and drink @ £5.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Friday 26th August 2022  | 1145-1345 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 £45, children £35
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Tuesday 30th August 2022  | 1400-1600 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 £39, children £29
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Thursday 8th September 2022  | 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 £30, children £20. Add brownie and drink @ £5.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Thursday 8th September 2022  | 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 £30, children £20. Add brownie and drink @ £5.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details



Wednesday 14th September 2022  | 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 £39, children £29
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Friday 23rd September 2022  | 1045-1245 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 £30, children £20. Add brownie and drink @ £5.50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Monday 26th September 2022  | 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 £45, children £35
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Thursday 29th September 2022  | 1400-1600 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 £39, children £29
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Tuesday 4th October 2022  | 0700-1900 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
BIRDS OF THE BLACKWATER DAY SAIL
Explore the River Blackwater with experts from Swallow Birding. A really relaxing day exploring the length of the River Blackwater. Fully catered with breakfast, lunch, tea with cake.
Adults £70, children £50
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

Saturday 22nd October 2022  | 1000-1400 Departing from The Hythe Quay, Maldon
BIRDWATCHING CRUISE & GUIDED WALK
After coffee on board, join experts from Swallow Birding for a guided walk along the seawall before returning for lunch and a two hour cruise - a great way to learn more about our winter bird visitors.
Adults £50, Children £30.
Contact Topsail Charters on The Hythe Quay, Maldon 01621 857567 or visit their website for details

 
 
 
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