ENJOY CRUISES FROM SOUTHEND PIER

21 August 2019

Explore the river from Southend...

Grab a chance to visit one of the many fantastic riverside towns aboard our fantastic River cruiser. With day trips to Gravesend, Rochester, Chatham Dockyard and the Red sand Towers, there really is plenty to see and do.

Take a day out for sightseeing at some of Kent’s hidden treasures, and maybe do a spot of shopping, trying out the local restaurants or bars or join us for a fun filled trip to the Dockyard festivals.

Medway River Cruise

Take a three hour cruise from Southend Pier over to the River Medway.

Your journey will will pass by the Mulbury Harbour (Pheonix unit) and Shoebury boom before crossing south across the Shipping channel towards the Isle of Sheppey.

You will get a chance to take photos of the SS. Richard Montgomery before proceeding up the Medway to explore the Estuary Islands and the Napoleonic forts that protected Chatham Dockyard from Enemy fire.

If your an avid photographer, grab your long lenses to see if you can snap photos of Oystercatchers or Plovers.

Maunsell Forts (Red Sand Towers) Tour

Take a three hour cruise from Southend Pier to the Eerie World War 2 Maunsel forts , called the Red sand Towers.

These Historic monuments stand in the estuary some 9 miles from Southend and 5 Miles from Whitstable. It will take approximately an hour to reach the Towers and will pass by the Mulbury Harbour (Pheonix unit) and Shoebury boom before crossing the Shipping channel towards the Isle of Sheppey.

You will get chance to take plenty of photos in and around the towers as our vessel is small enough to pass between and under the structures. (We do not allow anyone to board the structures)

If your an avid photographer, grab your long lenses to see if you can snap photos of the Pregrine Falcons.

Upon our return we will pass via the SS. Richard Montgomery before crossing back towards Southend Pier. 

For more information or to book a tour visit www.jetstreamtours.com


RESTRICTED DISABLED ACCESS

Due to the boarding arrangments at Southend Pier it is currently not possible to board wheelchairs or scooters. This is due to the pier height from the water and the nessessity to board via the intertidal public slipway. At low water this slipway can be slippery and may have aslight covering of seaweed  although, if you are able to walk/climb a flight of stairs unassisted then joining the vessel will not be an issue. (Please see banner photo above with reference to the steepness of the ramp at low water).

Prams/Pushchairs must be left at the top of the pier and will be loaded by a crew member.

DOGS 

Dogs (accept assistance dogs) are sadly not permitted on Southend Pier, therefore we are unable to accept dogs on our tours.