Boat trips in Essex for families and friends
Get On the Water with Essex Outdoors and experience a day out with a difference on the River Blackwater Estuary. Whether you want to learn the ropes and try your hand at helming or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings, the choice is yours. Build your day just how you want it and make memories to last a lifetime with family and friends.
Choose from a peaceful sail or an exhilarating powerboating experience, all skippered by one of our highly experienced Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Instructors. Our river trips are ideal for groups of up to seven people – at least one of whom must be an adult – including children from ages seven plus. Let your little ones live out their dream of life on the ocean waves!
Sailing Experience Days
Set sail on one of our spacious modern sailing boats; perfect for small groups of any ability. Our enthusiastic instructors will show you the ropes, or you can take a seat and enjoy the picture-perfect panoramic estuary views. A sensational experience for all.
Powerboat Experience Days
Enjoy a full-throttle adventure, and experience the power of our 6.8m Rigid Inflatable Powerboat (RIB). Perfect for those wanting a adrenaline-fueled hands on taster day. Get involved as much as you like under the expert supervision of our instructors. An thrilling day out for all ages.
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 Waterside next-door to our Outdoor Centre.
Decide whether to cruise into either West Mersea Waterfront or Maldon Quay and enjoy the stunning scenery of the River Blackwater, before you disembark to explore, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, or moor up and devour a picnic.
We can even provide crabbing lines and bait, or you may be able to explore secret beaches in the afternoon, tides permitting.
The perfect present, celebration or summer staycation day trip, make memories to last a lifetime with us On the Water.
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.
Get in touch to book your unforgettable experience on the water now
Call or email the Essex Outdoors Bradwell centre to discuss your perfect day. Or book online below.
Call: 01621 776256
Find out more about the Blackwater Estuary and the Essex Coast from Visit Essex