Experience Days On the Water

Family boat trips in Essex

Get ready to set sail with us along the River Blackwater. Whether you want to learn the ropes and try your hand at helming or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings; build your day just how you want it and make family memories to last a lifetime.

Choose from a peaceful sail or an exhilarating powerboating experience, all skippered by one of our highly experienced instructors. Our river trips are ideal for groups of up to 7 people – at least one of whom must be an adult – including children from ages 7+. Let your little ones live out their dream of life on the ocean waves!

Sailing experiences

Taking place on our Dufour Drakkar sailing boats, our keelboats are perfect for all abilities.  Take a seat and enjoy the views. A great relaxing experience for all the family.

Powerboat experiences

Enjoy the power of our 6.8m Rigid Inflatable Powerboat – perfect for those wanting a thrilling hands-on experience of powerboating.

Build your own perfect day on the water

First select a Sailing or Powerboat experience.

Next choose to depart from the Waterfront at West Mersea or the Marina at Bradwell-on-sea next-door to our Outdoor Centre.

You can then decide to cruise into either West Mersea Waterfront or Maldon Quay and enjoy the views of the stunning River Blackwater, before you disembark to explore, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, or moor up and devour a picnic.

We can provide crab lines and bait, or you may be able to explore secret beaches in the afternoon – tides permitting.

You are in safe hands

A friendly, experienced and qualified instructor will be present onboard to skipper throughout the day ensuring you are in safe hands at all times. We put your safety first and kit you up with waterproofs (if required) and a lifejacket as part of the experience.

The perfect present, celebration or summer staycation day trip, the memories will last a lifetime.

So what are you waiting for? Secure your places and set sail.

Get in touch to book your unforgettable experience on the water now

Call: 01621 776256

Email: onthewater@www.essexoutdoors.com

Find out more about the Blackwater Estuary and the Essex Coast from Visit Essex

Good to know…

Find us at our Bradwell Centre;-

Essex Outdoors Bradwell, Waterside Road, Bradwell Waterside, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7QY

Tel: 01621 776256

Pre-booking is essential

Minimum age 7

For groups of up to 7 people

10am departure

Approximately 4.30pm return

Depart from either Bradwell Marina or West Mersea waterfront

Highly experienced instructor on board to lead you all day

Lifejackets must be worn (these will be supplied)


All day sailing adventure

£190 for up to 7 people

Powerboat Adventure

£280 for up to 6 people

Picnic baskets from £9 per person

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Sailing Experience Day

Get onboard one of our Dufour Drakkar sailing boats and take to the water

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Powerboat Experience Day

A thrilling day out on the river Blackwater Estuary on our high speed RIB

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