TWO ISLAND CRUISE
Photos taken from the Viking Saga during some of these cruises.
This cruise goes out further than Millbeach taking in Maylandsea Creek, Stansgate, Steeple Stone, St Lawrence Bay with Bradwell on Sea on the horizon and beyond Osea Island.
The Viking's return route is via the sandy beaches of Osea Island giving you a good view of this exclusive habitat OR if the tide is right you will do a full circle of the island.
Up to Fullbridge to take in the views beyond the popular part of the river and then back to the Jetty to disembark.
Noddy gives an informative and humourous commentary on any points of interest.
There is a licensed bar that also sells sweets and snacks. A lounge and facilities.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for these cruises
RIVER BLACKWATER TRIP
Photos of the 40 minute river trips, taking in the views from the Promenade to Millbeach, passing Northey Island and Heybridge Basin. Back up to Fullbridge passing Hythe Quay where you can see the Thames Barges from the river, on past the commercial Boatyards, the private houseboats, Maldon Salt Company, the new residential developments and John Sadd and Green's Mill Wharfs. Turning around just in front of Fullbridge and returning safely to the Jetty, where you disembark.
Licensed Bar, snacks, lounge and facilities.
NO BOOKINGS NECESSARY, JUST GO TO THE JETTY.
FAMILY TRIP with our MUM "Rene"
With a terminal illness there were a few things on the bucket list and one was to take mum on a trip down memory lane, aboard the Viking Saga to Clacton on Sea.
Mum and I boarded at Brightlingsea after eating the most delicious fish n chips we'd had for years and headed out to sea.
Unfortunately, we had to abandon our original idea as the sea was getting rough. We turned back to the tranquil waters of the River Colne and headed up to Rowhedge and Wivenhoe.
Despite not achieving our goal it was still a very pleasant and enjoyable day and is now a treasured memory that we share.
Lock gates are open for the yachts to enter the canal. Did you realise they had traffic lights?