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Cute little boat ride

First time trying this, hired a boat for a few hours and had a relaxing time pottering around... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
sezy1975
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Relaxing family trip

Chartered the boat for 3 hours today to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Was a very relaxing trip and... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Daryl K
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22 Jul 2018
“Cute little boat ride ”
29 Apr 2018
“Relaxing family trip”
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Sandford Mill Road, Chelmsford CM2 5PG, England
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

First time trying this, hired a boat for a few hours and had a relaxing time pottering around. Friendly service and easy to charter we had a lovely relaxing time just looking around.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Chartered the boat for 3 hours today to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Was a very relaxing trip and 13 year old son enjoyed helping Ron with the locks. Boat was warm, comfortable and really well equipped. A fantastic way to spend a few hours.

Thank Daryl K
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We hired the boat for 6 hours and travelled from Sandford lock to Paper Mill lock. It was a glorious sunny day. Ron and his wife were really great, they took time to show the kids how to open and close the lock and let...More

1  Thank Olliver41
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Been on here a couple of times now , And its great value and it lets you unwind for a hour or so . It does help when the sun shining. but you are covered in when its not that good . Great for all...More

1  Thank TerryV310164
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I reviewed blackwater boats in 2015, we have been on two trips this year and the second one on a different section of the river is just as interesting, pleasurable and a real bonding with the river. Ron our captain again a genial well Informed...More

2  Thank david k
Reviewed 30 May 2015

We arrived at 10·30 for an 11 o'clock sailing there are several locks on the river system. Ron, our captain welcomed us aboard and gave us safety instruction we set sail a party of 12 the Blackwater Dawn only has room for twelve but is...More

4  Thank david k
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