Spend a weekend away on a historic sailing barge

Maldon, Essex

Sail away on-board ‘Reminder’, a crewed vintage sailing vessel, for a weekend of relaxation and discovery along the rivers of the East Coast.

Built in 1929, ‘Reminder’ offers you the chance to cruise back in time to an unhurried world governed by winds and tides, exploring the English islands, riverside villages and ‘secret waters’ of the East Coast.

Join the crew on your own, as a couple or as part of a larger group, for a fully catered weekend of relaxed sailing whilst enjoying the peace and wildlife on a coastal holiday with Topsail Charters.

You’ll set off on Friday evening from Maldon Quay, sailing to the mouth of the River Blackwater and into the River Colne on Saturday, with a quiet night’s anchorage in Pyefleet Creek. Then it’s back to Maldon on Sunday, perhaps with a shore visit to Osea Island for beachcombing and photos.

Groups of 8-12 guests can book the barge exclusively with a cook or choose to self-cater.

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For more local tourist information:

  • Maldon District Tourist Information Centre
  • Email Address [email protected]
  • Contact Details 01621 856503

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