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“2 island trip”

Topsail Charters - Day Tours
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Maldon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: River Cruises on board historic sailing barges including cream tea cruises, lunch and evening sails, day trips. Finalist in Visit England Best Small Attraction 2015.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 August 2018

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

Thank Loll C
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Hired your boat ‘hydrogen’ for our 25th wedding Anniversary recently. Staff and crew were all lovely. We had an amazing day, our guests loved it as it was so different. We had a few questions on the run up to the day and when we called the office they were extremely helpful.
Would highly recommend for a trip/special event.
Thank you x

1  Thank MrsArky
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful day my 88 year old parents had on Kitty. We all enjoyed ourselves. Friendly helpful crew. Amazing cream tea. Thank you ladies.

The only reason 5 stars is not given is a little helpful information such as for the elderly a cushion to take to sit on would of made my parents trip so much more comfortable

2  Thank Sandra B
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We were privileged to spend a day on the sailing vessel, Kitty, for a corporate event. The crew couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating. They started with a thorough safety briefing, followed by a delicious lunch meal. There was an open bar with a full complement of options, served by Sue, a most friendly bartender. The rest of the crew were always available, as well.

The weather was perfect, and the crew was able to raise the sails and actually make it into a sailing day, as S/V Kitty was built to do.

I highly recommend a day on Kitty.

3  Thank lilb_11
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We have been on a Topsail day cruise before but that was on a cold blustery day but this was a pure joy with pefect weather. What better way to spend a hot sunny day than on a Thames sailing barge cruising along under full sail? Of course the tides have to work for a day long cruise, outward on a moring high tide, back into Maldon on the next evening tide.

The crew did everything to make for a perfect day for the forty or so passengers there were plenty of places to sit above or below decks. If you were sitting in the centre or foredeck you needed to duck when the sail boom came across during tacking.

At a cost of £65 per head with a light breakfast, morning coffee and biscuits, a cooked lunch, afternoon tea, then toward the end of the cruise homemade soup and bread all included in the price add in twelve hours cruising and that to our mind is exceptional value. There is a fairly well stocked bar with pub prices and free chilled water was available all day.

Skipper Paul had plenty of knowledge to impart about the river and Thames barges.

1  Thank AnneAlan46
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