Le Bouchon is pleased to offer in conjunction with Basin Pleasure Boats, a round trip aboard the Elver – an old Welsh coal boat, to Heybridge Basin and back exclusively for customers of our hotel and brasserie between April and October. These trips are perfect for a post-lunch or pre-dinner excursion. Take in the lush green canal scenery and wildlife.
The boat departs from the hotel’s private mooring at The Square, Heybridge and travels to Heybridge basin and back in approximately 50 minutes. Trip times are at either 2:30pm, 5:30pm or 6:30pm Tuesday to Sunday and are charged as follows;
£6.00 per person (if 7 people or more ride the boat), please note that the boat will need to have a minimum of £42 to sail. You can hire the boat exclusively for up to 8 people for £50, any more than 8 people then you are charged at the standard £6.00 per person.
Boat trips will recommence in April. Please note that boat trips can only be booked in conjunction with Afternoon Tea, Lunch or Dinner.
We require at least 10 days notice of your intention to take a boat trip and the maximum number of passengers per trip is 12.
Payment for the trip is paid directly to the skipper of Basin Pleasure Boats on the day (cash only, they do not take credit cards)
Please note that the boat cannot sail in high winds, but will sail in the rain under the cover of a canvas roof and sides.
Please check the forecast on your chosen date. If wind gusts approach 35 miles per hour it is likely that your trip will be cancelled, we will make every effort to give you 24 hours notice should this be the case.
Please note that boat trip booking enquiries are confirmed via telephone or email.