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Birds, Seals and Family River Cruises


As well Bird Watching we can also offer Seal Watching as Common Seals and sometimes Atlantic Grey Seals inhabit the mud banks of the Crouch, great thrill for all.


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Waders seen regularly include Avocet, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Grey and Golden Plover, Lapwing, Redshank, Greenshank, Knot, Dunlin and Oystercatcher among others. Wildfowl include: Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Mallard and Shelduck.



These scheduled trips depart from Essex Marina and last around four hours and offer you the chance to get really close to nature.


This area is simply one of the best places and the least well known to view our fantastic wildlife.  We have regular sightings of Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Merlin over the marshes.


Family River Cruises and Wind Farm Trips

We can cater for a more social scene, are you looking to celebrate a special event? Whether it be a birthday, anniversary, hen or a stag do's or even just to enjoy a day out with a difference, at sea soaking up the fresh sea breeze.


Many people, either for reasons of their faith or from past association with the sea, wish to have their ashes respectfully scattered at sea.

We will take you, your friends and family (maximum of 6) out from the Marina . We go to sea about a mile or so offshore and stop the boat and engines and allow loved ones and family to pay their last respects.


Ash Scattering Service

As we are continually afloat with 24 hr access to the marina trips can be as long or short as you require, please ask for details. 

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