2021 Specialty Cruises

10 May 2021
By by Alex Amero


We are thrilled to be hosting a variety of wonderful specialty cruises this season. We hope you will join us for one or all of them!

National Rosé Day Cruise
Celebrate National Rosé Day on the gorgeous Essex River! This one-time-only cruise will feature a rosé wine tasting along with a light narrative and a full bar.

TIME: 6:00PM-7:30PM
DATE: June 12th
TICKETS: Adults & Seniors $30, 21+ Only

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Chowda & Brews Cruises
Did someone say clam chowder?! Come experience our new Chowda & Brews Cruise and enjoy mouth-watering chowder and sip on locally-made brews. The cruise will feature a $5 local beer selection, such as favorites by Cape Ann Brewing Company, Ipswich Ale, True North, and Great Marsh Brewing. Chowder will be provided by local restaurants such as Woodman’s and The Village. Purchase of cruise ticket includes (1) ticket for (1) bowl of chowder.

TIME: 6:00PM-7:30PM
DATES: July 1st , July 15th , July 29th, August 12th & September 2nd
TICKETS: Adults & Seniors $35, Children $20

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Saturday Sundown Cruises
Come on down river with us for a relaxing cruise and enjoy our signature “Down River Punch” before dining at one of Essex’s fabulous local restaurants! The cruise will feature a light narrative, and a full bar.

TIME: 6:00PM-7:30PM
DATES: July 3rd , July 17th, July 31st , August 14th , August 28th, September 11th
TICKETS: Adults & Seniors $28, Children $20

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Father's Day Cruise - Morning Cruise
Acknowledge dad with a special two-hour cruise along the protected Essex River and enjoy views of Crane Beach, Hog Island, and all of Essex Bay. We will provide complimentary coffee, tea, and juice. Enjoy lunch in town after the tour! We’ll suggest a restaurant that suits your taste.

TIME: 10:30AM-12:30PM
DATES: Sunday, June 20th
TICKETS: Adults & Seniors $30, Children $16

Father's Day Cruise - Afternoon Cruise
Not a morning person? Enjoy our afternoon Father’s Day trip with coffee and cookies on board. Dine-in Essex before the boat ride and have dessert with us!

TIME: 1:00PM-2:30PM
DATES: Sunday, June 20th
TICKETS: Adults & Seniors $28, Children $15

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Sunday Morning Coffee and Muffin Cruises
Join us every Sunday morning May through October on a relaxing river cruise. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea & juice on board. This is a perfect way to start the day. Bring the whole family, bring visiting guests or make it a getaway from the bustle on your own.

TIME: 10:30AM-12PM

WHEN: Every Sunday
TICKETS: Adults & Seniors $30, Children $16

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Fall Foliage Cider & Donut Cruises
We’ll cruise up close to Hog/Choate Island to get a view of the area's magnificent dark spruce forest. See the leaves change into brilliant hues of yellow and orange. Enjoy complimentary hot cider and donuts from Russell Orchard of Ipswich. Don’t miss this magnificent opportunity to view some of New England’s most spectacular fall foliage.


DATES: October 16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th
TICKETS: Adults & Seniors $32, Children $18

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Children under the age of 3 are FREE on all cruises

All cruises limited to 80% normal capacity for maximum comfort*