Round the Island – Full day sail from Elmley Nature Reserve


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Explore the best of North Kent with our Round the Island excursion, in association with the beautiful Elmley Nature Reserve.

Departing from the old ferry, which is a part of the Reserve, guests will enjoy a full and varied sailing experience, with the tranquillity of the local marshlands around Elmley providing the perfect backdrop to the start and end of the day.

Have an opportunity to spot the seals basking on the Horse Sand at Harty, sail into the Thames Estuary near to the famous Red Sand Tower forts and wind farm and head around the outside of the Isle of Sheppey, past Minster Cliffs and finally, pass underneath the Kingsferry Bridge as it lifts especially for the barge.

This trip is a fully catered experience and includes a bacon roll on arrival, a 2-course homemade lunch prepared with locally sourced seasonal produce, served with a glass of local wine, beer or spirit. Afternoon coffee and cake. Tea and coffee provided throughout the day. Additional drinks and snacks available to purchase from the bar.

For more information about the day, please follow the links on the Elmley website –

Essential information:

Times shown are the sailing times, please arrive at Elmley’s car park 45 minutes prior to sailing.

Boarding involves a short trip in the barge’s tender and welly boots are essential!

Getting to Elmley – Map and contact details for reserve

Additional information


Fri 15th May 9am-5pm, Sat 16th May 10am-6pm, Thu 13th Aug 9am-5pm, Fri 14th Aug 10am-6pm