Southend to Red Sand Towers Tour - Jetstream Tours

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Available to 27 October 2024
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Cruise from Southend Pier to the Red Sand Towers on one of the best boat trips in Kent

Offering exciting opportunities to glide along the River Medway and the famous River Thames, Jetstream Tours are proud to announce the largest passenger vessel to ever cruise the Thames Estuary! With a range of guided tours, boat trips and sightseeing cruises, there's something for everyone when you cruise with Jetstream Tours.

What will I see on my Red Sand Towers tour?

Set sail from Southend Pier and cruise towards the eerie World War 2 Maunsel Forts, known as the Red Sand Towers whilst passing wreckage sites, breathtaking views and learning the fascinating secrets behind these historic monuments.

  • Enjoy a three hour cruise from Southend Pier to the Red Sand Towers
  • Get up-close to the World War 2 monuments, which stand nine miles from Southend and five miles from Whitstable
  • Take a one hour cruise to reach the towers, passing by Mulbury Harbour and Shoebury Boom
  • Cross the shipping channel towards the Isle of Sheppey
  • Cruise past the Montgomery Wreck and see the masts whilst they're still visible
  • Snap some unmissable photographs - bring a long lense & look out for the Peregrine Falcons!
  • On a clear day, you'll see the surrounding areas stretching around you for miles
  • Grab a drink or light snack from the onboard bar so you can cruise and dine at the same time

"The towers were obs great, but the whole experience from start to finish was a joy. Felt safe, weather was a bonus. Sea looked great,but obs towers and Montgomery great. Special thanks to crew, very knowledgeable, efficient and entertaining. Def recommend!!!" - TripAdvisor

Enjoy a family-friendly cruise and set sail from Southend

About your Southend - Red Sand Towers Tour:

  • Duration: Three hours
  • Suitable for: All ages
  • Under 3's go free but must have a ticket.
  • Tickets include access to the pier & pier train - trains depart from the Pier every 30 minutes. 
  • Please note: This tour does not leave from the Shoreside end of the pier, it leaves from the Pier Head. Please ensure you have plenty of time to arrive - 30-45 minutes is recommended.

"We travelled from Southend Pier to Red Sand Towers. Who knew these forts even existed! Really loved this tour . the crew were helpful and information given was really interesting. there were such good views of the the Red Sands forts and it was hard not to wonder at how life was on these vessels in WW2. i would recommend this trip .. Also hot chocolate was good!" - TripAdvisor

Book your Red Sand Towers tour today, or check out the other trips available with Jetstream Tours.

Southend Pier Head,
Essex SS1 2EH
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How to find us

Please note: Meeting points for cruises may vary. Please ensure you have the correct meeting location before embarking on your tour. 

Southend Pier to Red Sand Towers Tour Meeting Point:

  • Meeting Point: Southend Pier Head
  • Address: Southend Pier, Southend Esplanade, Southend, SS1 2EH
  • What3Words: plans.towers.found
  • Toilets
  • Food and drink
  • Parking nearby

Whilst Jetstream Tours do their best to accommodate wheelchair users, unfortunately vessels and tours are not currently suitable for wheelchair users. 

Unfortunately, Jetstream Tours departing from Southend Pier are not dog-friendly.

All departure times are printed on your Jetstream Tours tickets. 

  • It's recommended that you arrive at least 30-45 minutes before departure time. 

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