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Le Bouchon is pleased to offer a round trip aboard the Elver – an old Welsh coal boat. The trip runs to either the Heybridge Basin or Beeleigh weir 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.

The boat trips embark from the hotels private moaring adjacent from our car park. Boat trips are available Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

Package 1 - Boat trips taken in conjunction with lunch, afternoon tea or dinner are charged at £6 per person**(£6 per head relates to 4 and over on the boat). 

1 person - £24 minmum 

2 persons - £24 minmum

3 persons - £24 minimum

4 - 12 persons £6 per head.

Exclusive hire of the boat trip: £70 ( for up to 12 persons of one party).

Package 2 - We also offer a Stay, Dine & Sail package from £195. This includes 1 nights stay in one of our beautifully decorated rooms, 3 course dinner, glass of Champagne, cream tea, breakfast and a 50 minute boat trip along the blackwater river  Please enquiry at reception or call us on 01621856511. 

If you would like to bring some friends to stay with us we offer the boat trip at no additional cost between 2- 4 guests.

Package 3 - Champagne and canapes served on board with a 90 minute return trip to Beeleigh weir. Minimum 8 people Maximum 10 people. £35 per head minimum charge. Minimum charge in total £300. Available from May 2018.

These trips can be for a smaller group but the minimum charge is £300.

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 enquire by phone or email or complete the enquiry form here

Credit card confirmation is required for all boat trip bookings.

Get In Touch

The Square, Holloway Road
Heybridge, Maldon CM9 4LT
Tel:01621 856 511
E: enquiries@lebouchon.co.uk

Opening Times

7 days a week.
Cocktail Bar
Monday: 17.00 - Late
Tuesday - Saturday 11.00 - Late

Sunday 12 Noon - 19.00