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Relaxing and Memorable River Cruises on Board a Vintage Sailing Barge. Private Hire & Public Trips available from Maldon, Ipswich, Harwich, Brightlingsea, London.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Cooks Yard The Hythe | The Hythe Quay, Maldon CM9 5HN, England
+44 1621 857567
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous trip on the Blackwater with family and friends over our wedding weekend celebrations. Excellent food, fab crew and a very good time had by one and all. Thank you all.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank riley542018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. Had a very good night, food was really good and hot. Staff were lovely and really helpful. Thistle was beautiful and with a roaring fire really cosy and inviting. It was the night of the storm but you wouldn't have known that was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank susiew1972
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Mrs Mad Dog and I booked afternoon tea on a Barge out of Maldon after being marooned on the Thames at Windsor (thats another review folks). The nice people at Red Letter Days sorted out a replacement after the company tried to steal our voucher...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank maddogE3
Stephanie V, Manager at Topsail Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for taking time to review your trip, We are very sorry that you felt underwhelmed with your experience, its unusual that customers don't enjoy our Barge Trips. In regards to improving our customer service, would you please let us know the date of...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic trip on the Hydrogen. Highly recommended. Parking nearby on a Sunday £1.00 all day. Two Island trip, out past Northey and turning around near Osea. Plenty of space to sit or walk around taking in the views. Fully stocked bar, friendly informative staff. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful historic barge. Anyhow first things first. Booking online was straightforward. Parking nearby was expensive although nothing to do with the actual trip. Cost for 4 hours cost £6 although the fee was £5.50-no change given. We were cheerfully greeted as we boarded. The crew...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sallyl89
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Celebrated a friends birthday on "thistle ". It was absolutely amazing. We were fortunate to have good weather which was a bonus so we were able to sit up on deck . The sitting areas were really comfortable and all the deck areas were spotlessly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Did the short trip out today out and thouroughy enjoyed our selves. Beautiful barge, friendly crew and hostess. Just a wonderful experience. Planning to book longer trip out next year.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank EricTheWeary
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We recently had a fantastic day trip on Kitty, from Tower Pier in the centre of London, under Tower Bridge, and down the Thames as far as the Ford Dagenham factory before turning round and returning back to Tower Pier. A few of us were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Fonant
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Its the second time we've booked with Topsail Charters to see the Clacton Airshow and this time took some friends so I was praying for good weather. We were on Hydrogen but it really doesn't matter which barge you are on its just a fabulous...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Janette S
Reviewed 2 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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David B
25 August 2018|
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Response from Stephanie V | Property representative |
Hello We offer a variety of different cruises from various locations all over the East Coast, so its hard to suggest a price per head. However all the prices and trips are detailed on our Website. Please don't hesitate to... More
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