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2 island trip

great few hours lovely, very informative and knowledgeable crew, great catering highly recomend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loll C
Maldon, United Kingdom
You made our 25th wedding Anniversary perfect

Hired your boat ‘hydrogen’ for our 25th wedding Anniversary recently. Staff and crew were all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Basildon, United Kingdom
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River Cruises on board historic sailing barges including cream tea cruises, lunch and evening sails, day trips. Finalist in Visit England Best Small Attraction 2015.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Cooks Yard The Hythe | The Hythe Quay, Maldon CM9 5HN, England
+44 1621 857567
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great few hours lovely, very informative and knowledgeable crew, great catering highly recomend the Thistle

Thank Loll C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hired your boat ‘hydrogen’ for our 25th wedding Anniversary recently. Staff and crew were all lovely. We had an amazing day, our guests loved it as it was so different. We had a few questions on the run up to the day and when we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful day my 88 year old parents had on Kitty. We all enjoyed ourselves. Friendly helpful crew. Amazing cream tea. Thank you ladies. The only reason 5 stars is not given is a little helpful information such as for the elderly a cushion...More

1  Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were privileged to spend a day on the sailing vessel, Kitty, for a corporate event. The crew couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating. They started with a thorough safety briefing, followed by a delicious lunch meal. There was an open bar with a...More

1  Thank Lil B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been on a Topsail day cruise before but that was on a cold blustery day but this was a pure joy with pefect weather. What better way to spend a hot sunny day than on a Thames sailing barge cruising along under full...More

Thank AnneAlan46
Reviewed 11 July 2018

My wife and I boarded the historic Thames sailing barge 'Hydrogen' on the quay at Maldon on Sunday for my belated birthday present - a full day aboard the barge sailing down the Blackwater estuary and along to the Colne estuary. The weather was absolutely...More

Thank morts32
Reviewed 11 July 2018

My husband and I with our son and daughter went for a two hour barge trip which included a delicious cream tea. The weather was perfect and the crew including the ladies who served the cream tea were helpful and friendly.. The Captain was very...More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a Sunday full day cruise aboard “Hydrogen”, skippered by Paul and assisted by his mate, Sam; with below decks overseen by Bethany. The weather was fantastic and pretty much perfect sailing conditions, which helped make our day unforgetable. We motored our from the...More

Thank IanBundock
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Just enjoyed the afternoon tea trip on board The Thistle barge. Probably helped it was nice weather but had a really good 2 hour trip. Afternoon tea is a scone and a slice of cake but that is more than enough for this short trip....More

Thank jmc6868
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We enjoyed a lunchtime cruise on SB Kitty from Maldon. We were blessed with the weather, it being one of the hottest days of the year. The organisation was very efficient with a very adequate safety briefing. The ploughmans and fruit crumble were excellent. For...More

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19 June 2017|
Response from Stephanie V | Property representative |
Hi there, I'm afraid we don't allow dogs on our public trips, but we do have a phone number for a local professional dog sitter if that is of help. Please e-mail the office if we can be of further help. Regards Steph
14 August 2016|
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Response from Tony S | Reviewed this property |
Nothing at all just turn up and eat lunch