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Brightlingsea – Wivenhoe River Cruise 17th – 20th May

Friday 17th May

Please call Brightlingsea Harbour 01206 302200 to book your seat, pre-booking is essential.

Starting from Brightlingsea Harbour (you can also take a ferry from Cudmore Grove Country Park, East Mersea), the ferry journey along the picturesque river Colne to Wivenhoe is very rewarding, so sit back and enjoy the stunning panoramic scenery on your way to the quaint riverside village of Wivenhoe. Included in the price is a main meal at the black buoy inn, which is steeped in maritime history. Originally named the black boy (after the 17th century king, Charles ii, because of his black hair and dark complexion), the pub dates from at least 1712 when it was one of fifteen public houses in Wivenhoe. The black buoy became a meeting place for a range of maritime folk, from sea captains and shipbuilders to smugglers and customs men – perhaps even pirates! Click here for other dates


£26 per adult £22 per child (12 or under)


Map of Ferry route

Brightlingsea/Point Clear/East Mersea Foot Ferry

The ferry runs from 30/03/2019 – 29/9/2019.

During : Weekends, Bank Holidays and school holidays, there is no need to book as we run a daily scheduled service starting at 10am until 4.30pm.

To use the ferry at other times please call the harbour office on 01203 302200 to book your seat. Between 20/07/2019 – 01/09/2019 the ferry will operate until 5-30 pm.

Brightlingsea to Point Clear: Adult £ 2.00 Child Under 16 Yrs £1.00 Child Under 1 YR FREE Dogs FREE Bikes £1.00

Brightlingsea/Point Clear to East Mersea: Adult £3.50 Child Under 16 YRS £2.50 Child Under 1 YR FREE Dogs FREE Bikes £2.00

Prices are each way. Click here for more info. 

Please note: All acts are contracted in good faith prior to publication, but may vary subject to change.

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