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A guided tour of the blackwater river

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A guided tour of the blackwater river

Paused through 2020-04-30 Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), all Airbnb Experiences are temporarily paused. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Lengd
2.5 klukkustundir
Hópstærð
Allt að 5 manns
Innifalið
Matur, Samgöngur, Equipment
Tungumál
enska
bátsferð

A guided tour of the blackwater river

bátsferð

A guided tour of the blackwater river

Paused through 2020-04-30 Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), all Airbnb Experiences are temporarily paused. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Lengd
2.5 klukkustundir
Hópstærð
Allt að 5 manns
Innifalið
Matur, Samgöngur, Equipment
Tungumál
enska

Það sem verður gert

Each tour lasts around 2.5 hrs, allowing us to leave and return around a high tide, as West Mersea is a tidal location. With fair weather, we head out across the blackwater where we will pass the seagulls in residence on the old sea barges, up towards Brightlingsea and the mouth of the river Colne. Porpoises have been seen in this area and many may be familiar with the seals that live in and around the estuary. We pass the old power station at Bradwell with its iconic twin generator buildings and the seawater vent used for cooling. Nearby is the legendary Radio Caroline pirate radio vessel that has been anchored here for some years now and still broadcasts live. As we near Brightlingsea, we may anchor off the point at East Mersea for refreshments. As we return, we pass the Jurassic coastline of East Mersea where fossils of many types are commonly found. As we head back to West Mersea, we pass the site where a mammoth tusk was found in pristine condition, preserved by the mud that lies at the bottom of the blackwater. Finally we pass into Besom fleet, past the shingle point and onto the mooring. On poor weather days, we visit the local creeks where possible. What else you should know On a day-sail, bring suitable clothing. We suggest a wick or base layer, a fleece or equivalent and a weather resistant top layer. Soft sole deck shoes are a must.

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Frekari upplýsingar um Tony

Tony

I run coastal tours in around West Mersea, Essex. I have sailed these waters for the past 5 years through the summer and winter with my friends and family. I'm a qualified Yachtmaster and a keen lover of sailing. Being on the water lends a unique perspective on life, things slow down, all things on land look different from the sea. Its a wonderful way to spend time, relax and reflect. Being so close to nature with the local seals, porpoises and sea birds reminds us that the environment is worth saving and protecting. We observe carefully to not disturb the local habitats.

Hvað er innifalið

Matur
Sandwiches and soft drinks
Samgöngur
Transfers to and from the yacht
Equipment
Full safety equipment provided

Where you'll be

Bradwell - The site of a Saxon River Fort, Othona. Also the now decomissioned Nuclear Power Station. Brightlingsea - A limb of the Sandwich Cinque port. River Colne - Where the Royal Yacht was once built and kept. East Mersea - important nature reserve and front line defenses in WW2. Besom Fleet - The site of an anglo saxon fishing weir and where our boat is moored. Ray Island - a tidal island near Mersea. Radio Caroline - MV Ross Revenge is near

Þessi upplifunin verður í boði frá og með maí 05, 2020

Til að vernda heilsu og öryggi samfélags okkar er gert hlé á öllum upplifunum Airbnb til og með 30. apríl 2020 vegna kórónaveirunnar (COVID-19). Opnaðu hjálparmiðstöðina fyrir nýjustu fréttir áður en þú bókar.

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Áhætta stafar af öllu sem fer fram utandyra og þú getur lent í hættulegum aðstæðum í þessari upplifun. Gakktu úr skugga um að þú getir tekið þátt á öruggan hátt miðað við hæfni þína og skilyrði (til dæmis staðsetningu, veður og búnað).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest Requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Warm clothing (even for sunny days). It can get cold out on the water, sun screen, cap/hat and soft soled shoes

More tips

No sailing experience is necessary, full safety briefing are given.

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Tony
A guided tour of the blackwater river
Ný upplifun
Frá $75 á mann
Ný upplifun
Frá $75 á mann