Essex Outdoors Bradwell: Sailing Experience Days

Take to the water in a keelboat to experience a day on the River Blackwater with your family.

Get ready to set sail with Essex Outdoors: Bradwell along the River Blackwater.

Whether you want to learn the ropes and try your hand at helming or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings; build your day just how you want it and make family memories to last a lifetime.

Our river trips are ideal for groups of up to seven people – at least one of whom must be an adult – including children from ages seven-years-old and over. Let your little ones live out their dream of life on the river.

Taking place on our Dufour Drakkar sailing boats, our keelboats are perfect for all abilities. Take a seat and enjoy the views.

At lunchtime you'll head into Mersea or Maldon (please check possible lunchtime destinations when booking) where you can disembark if you have a restaurant booking or moor up and enjoy your picnic.

You are in safe hands

A friendly, experienced and qualified instructor will be present onboard to skipper throughout the day ensuring you are in safe hands at all times. We put your safety first and kit you up with waterproofs (if required) and a lifejacket as part of the experience.

The perfect present, celebration or summer staycation day trip, the memories will last a lifetime.

So what are you waiting for? Secure your places and set sail.

Event details


  • April 1, 2023


10:00am - 4:30pm


£210 for up to seven people (minimum age 7)

Who for?

For the whole family


Essex Outdoors Bradwell

Waterside Road, Southminster, Essex, England, CM0 7QY

How to book

Book online

Booking required.

Please note

Picnic baskets available to order

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