Tidal Cruise – Private Hire


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The booking is for up to 12 passengers.

Catering can be booked separately – please contact us to discuss the options


Private hire of Edith May for up to 12 passengers

Our Tidal Cruise is the perfect way to spend a little time out on the water. Sailing out of the picturesque dock at Lower Halstow, the day’s route will be decided by the weather, with the Upchurch and Rainham marshes, Stangate or Sharfleet Creek all within range.

The Thames barge was designed to operate in these narrow creeks and for the majority of the trip, she sails in only around six feet of water. The sheltered waters surrounding the salt marsh make this trip our most suitable for all ages.

You’ll be warmly greeted by the skipper and crew as you step aboard and then you can either help set sail, or simply sit back and watch the sails unfurl with a cup of tea in hand.

On the way back to port, you are welcome to take a turn on the wheel and the crew will share stories of the barge’s past and explain the unique features of the Thames sailing barge rig.

There is a licenced bar aboard selling snacks and refreshments throughout the trip.

Catering can be booked separately – please contact us to discuss the options

Allow around three hours from your embarkation time for this experience.

This trip departs from Lower Halstow

Before booking, please read the General Information page.

If you would like any further information, please contact us.

Additional information


Mon 8th May 1400-1630hrs, Sun 21st May 1300-1530, Sun 18th June 12-1430