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Southend Cruises

Explore the river Thames from Southend Pier with Southend Cruises from Jet Stream Tours

Check out below to find details of the upcoming day trips by river cruiser from Southend Pier. Get set for a fabulous sightseeing adventure!

All trips to and from Southend include Pier entry within your boat ticket.

Maunsell Forts Tour

Take a cruise from Southend Pier to the Eerie World War 2 Maunsell 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 you’re an avid photographer, grab your long lenses to see if you can snap photos of the Pregrine Falcons.

Onboard facilities include a Bar, selling Alcoholic and soft drinks and light snacks. A small Toilet is also available onboard.

This cruise last for 3 Hours and is available to book on various dates.


Lunch in Kent

Take a trip to a lovely fishing village in Kent!

Take a trip across to Queenborough to explore a quaint fishing village in Kent. You will be given time ashore to have a spot of lunch and take a wander (Lunch not included).

Departing Southend, your boat trip will take 45 minutes to reach the pier in Kent. The crossing is fully commentated with information about the history of the Thames, Medway and Swale.

Passing close by Sheerness Docks, the captain will be able to tell you all about the various cargos that are handled here before breaking away from the main channel and arriving at Queenborough.

Upon arrival you will have up to 4 hours ashore to explore to village and the various eateries. Take a stroll to see the old castle grounds, the fishing harbour or venture further afield to Sheerness-on-sea and the Queenbourgh lines.

This trip is available to book on most Thursdays between April and October.


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