My website is currently undergoing extensive renovation behind the scenes so please excuse that it is currently a little messy while I work on the new site to get it up and running. Here is a full list of the trips currently on offer and the up to date price list. Any prices seen elsewhere on this site are out of date so please use this Homepage as a reference for pricing when making enquiries and bookings with me.

Lady Grace Boat Trips operates all year round with a variety of trips on offer.

I have the following trip options on offer:

  • 20-minute trip round Packing Shed Island - £20 for up to 6 people, £40 for up to 12 people
  • 1-hour Creeks Excursion - £50 for up to 6 people, £90 for up to 12 people
  • 2-hour Wildlife Trip - £100 for up to 6 people, £180 for up to 12 people
  • 2-hour picnic trip - £100 for up to 6 people, £180 for up to 12 people (picnic not included)
  • 3-hour return trip to Bradwell for lunch - £150 for up to 6 people, £220 for up to 12 people (lunch not included)
  • 3-hour return trip to Tollesbury for lunch - £150 for up to 6 people, £220 for up to 12 people (lunch not included)
  • All day return trip to Bradwell to walk to the Chapel - £150 for up to 6 people, £220 for up to 12 people
  • 2-hour Sunset Picnic trip - £100 for up to 6 people, £180 for up to 12 people
  • Evening return trip to Bradwell for dinner in one of the local pubs and return trip over sunset - £100 for up to 6 people, £180 for up to 12 people
  • Evening return trip to Tollesbury for dinner in one the Harbour View Restaurant and return trip over sunset - £100 for up to 6 people, £180 for up to 12 people

Please note: ALL trips MUST be booked and paid for in advance.

To book one of the above trips please call or text 07791859624 with the type of trip you are interesting in booking, the date you would like to book and for how many people. Please bear in mind that due to the nature of my business and being a one woman business I may not be able to answer your call immediately if I have passengers onboard at the time of your call. However, leave me a voice message or drop me a text and I will return your call at my earliest convenience.

Please note that until payment has been made, no booking has been made with me, the date I may have offered to you will be offered out to others until a payment has been made as being a small business that has been hit hard with Covid19 I can’t afford to turn bookings away so bookings are done on a first to make payment get the slot. I hope you understand this is not intended to be rude, it is just the way I need to operate in order to keep my business afloat in such an uncertain year.

Please note that a delayed departure will not be given if you turn up late and no refunds will be given unless the weather is too windy to operate the trip. The weather and sea state decision lies with your qualified skipper.

Based on current COVID19 government guidelines, as from 3rd December I will be permitted to operate under the High Alert Tier 2 ‘Rule of 6’ taking a maximum of 5 passengers on the boat with myself. These 5 passengers can either be:

1) all of the same household in which case no face mask will be required to be worn onboard but a 2m distance from the skipper must be maintained at all times.
2) Two separate households sharing the boat BUT a face mask by all passengers must be worn at all times and 1m distance must be kept between the two households during the trip and a 2m distance from the skipper must still be maintained.
The only exemptions to the rule of 6 will be for organised educational activities for school groups but a 2m distance will still need to be maintained between the group and the skipper.



About Essex Boat Trips

Hi I am Stacey Belbin

My dad was a commercial fisherman and from the age of 2 weeks old I was brought up on the water.  Ever since I can remember I have been helping dad clean and mend nets and catch fish.  When I left school I had straight A grades and went to work for a Bank, I studied my CEMAP exams and became their mortgage advisor and assistant manager.  My life was all about my career until I met my husband, then I realised life is for living and not for working all the time. 

I met Scott when I was 18, his dad had brought him up in the angling world and mine had brought me up in the netting world.  Our first date, Scott took me angling and since that date, dad lost his crew and Scott and I decided to buy our own boat, Galloper,  to take people angling at weekends.  We both had our day jobs, Scott as a carpenter and I in the bank, but we used to spend weekends running the fishing trips together. 

As the business grew I decided it was time for me to get my own toy to play with.  In March 2011 we bought Lady Grace, it took until the end of August to get her ship shape for passengers and then I ran her at weekends and continued my weekday office job.  In 2012 I then worked Lady Grace during the May and October half terms and the full 6 weeks school holidays.  After a heart related health scare, in January 2013, I made the decision to give up my day job from the April and run Lady Grace 7 days a week 364 days a year. Life is for living, no looking back, no regrets, I live every day like it is my last.

My first year was testing, it snowed most of April and continued to be bitterly cold during May and June, luckily July and August warmed up to be a scorcher and when September hit us the temperatures dropped again and winter was on its way. I didn’t give up my day job for the money, I gave it up for a better quality of life, to live my life without regret and make every day count.  Since giving up my day job I have created my own app to help people identify their coastal birds and I have published my first 2 books.  I love working on Lady Grace, every day and every trip is a different one, I meet different people and it’s a forever changing scenery with the tide coming in or going out and the different birdlife visiting us through the year. Being on the water is a peaceful and soothing retreat for me, it is full of beauty in every direction you turn and it is this beauty I wish to share with everyone.  I am lucky enough to be on the water with Lady Grace everyday, my days are full of magical experiences, mystical weather systems and fascinating wildlife.  If I can just share a tiny piece of this beautiful world, its wondrous nature and help others to appreciate what we have on our doorsteps, to encourage and enthuse our younger generations to interact with our outdoors then I will die a happy woman.  This is the difference I wish to make to our world, this is what I want to be remembered for.  When I die, I hope people will remember me for the passion I share of the water, the wildlife and the outdoors, I hope my photographs and my writing will live on forever.