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It is expected that most cruises will be up and running with departures to and from Southend Pier from 4th April 2020 with trips to the towers expected to start towards the end of April. None of which are currently available to book.
It is however possible to buy a gift voucher.
The reason we are not currently selling tickets is due to an extensive vessel refit which is currently taking place to our River Cruiser, Jacob Marley. We are working closely with the Maritime Coastguard Agency to ensure additional passenger safety and comfort is added. This work will see the migration of our vessel from a Class 6 (limited-coastal passenger vessel) to a Class 4 (River Estuary passenger vessel). It will extend our operational area and remove our imposed April to October trading limitation to allow us to work all year and at night time in the Thames Estuary with new cruises and destinations possible.
During this process, we have opted to also carry out an internal refit and are taking the opportunity to expose areas of the vessel that have remained covered for almost 30 years. It will enable us to carry out more detailed structural survey and better understand our vessel’s overall condition. 
Whilst we invest in our craft, we have decided to delay our bookings until we are confident that the vessel is on target to launch the 2020 season. We will not know the exact completion date of our refit, until after a "special hull survey” , the Maritime Coastguard Agency then has the final say on what additional working, if any, is required to be undertaken by us. The survey is planed to be conducted towards the end of January, after which will have a clearer idea as to start our season booking processes. 
Whilst we appreciate that this delay in booking for our 2020 season is causing some guests issues with their easter plans, we feel it is necessary to ensure everyone is treated fairly. Especially as we have a number of guests on gift vouchers following previously trips that have been cancelled due to weather. We intend to give these guests the ability to book tours first. 
If you are on Facebook and Twitter you may follow our refit, as we regularly post photos and updates here.
If you hold a gift voucher for tours with us, we will notify you when your voucher is available to book and 2020 cruises are live. 
We thank you for your patience and look forward to receiving your booking shortly.

Cruise Experiences & Days out 

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Littlebrook Demolition

Grab a river view to see the last concrete chimney on the River Thames to fall.


Littlebrook Chimney Demolition

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A Day trips to Southend

For many years paddle steamers such as the “Medway Queen” have offered trips across the Thames Estuary to the world’s longest pier at Southend. Join us on this fantastic day out to once again have fish and chips on the beach.

Our Cruises

Day trips to Southend


1 hour Rochester Cruises

Explore the River Medway aboard our river cruiser and take in the spectacular views through our panoramic windows or the fresh air from the outside deck. Bar Facilities and toilets available onboard.

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Rochester Circular (from Sun Pier)

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Fish and Chip Cruises

Cruises on the Medway with fish and chips and a speaker discussing various topics on the Thames and Medway

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Fish and Chip Cruises

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Take a trip out to the eerie Red Sand Towers, built in 1943 to protect our skies from the attacks of the Luftwaffe. Now derelicts these towers stand isolated in the the Thames estuary only frequented by birds, including a Peregrine Falcon.

Visit the Red Sand Towers

Visit the Redsand Towers

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Cruises to see the Thames Barges under sail

Head out into the Thames estuary aboard Jacob Marley to see the Thames Barges race against each other.

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Thames Barge Race Cruises


Gift Vouchers

Our gift vouchers are great idea for every occasion, whether sending it for Christmas, a birthday or even as a wedding gift. Each voucher is redeemable on our website within 1 year of purchase.

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Jetstream has some really exciting opportunities arising and we would like to hear from you. Could you be part of our enthusiastic team of individuals?

We are currently looking for:



Boatmaster Tier 1 Level 2

with passenger endorsement


Boatmaster Tier 1 Level 2 with passenger endorsement


Shift pattern 

Day on, Day off. (No Sunday's or bank holidays) 

Start 05:00AM, Finish 19:30PM (breaks included in timetable)

Paid holiday

Pension scheme


Addition hours available subject to Working Time Directive (MSN 1778)

Candidates who hold or have recently held a Medway PEC are also concidered.




No Positions available


Sales and Admin


No Positions available