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Thames Sailing Barge Greta

Thames Sailing Barge Greta

You can now experience life on board the historic (1892) Thames Sailing Barge GRETA during one of the daily sailing trips around the Thames Estuary. You can choose to either stay on deck or use the lounge below deck. We provide tea/coffee but suggest that you bring sandwiches, snacks and cold drinks as the trip may last up to 6 hours. Maximum of up to 12 passengers on each trip.

 

We depart and return from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, Kent.  Whitstable is on the North Kent Coast about 7 miles (11.5 km) from Canterbury. 

The 2017 sailing season will commence in May and depending on weather conditions end late September or mid October.

The day can be as relaxing or active as you like, either sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet whilst enjoying the view of the Kent Coast, or get involved with the sailing, hoisting the sails, winding the leeboards or taking the helm. The day is yours to enjoy.  Owner/Skipper Steve Norris and crew are there to ensure you have a safe, relaxed experience on this lovely historic (1892) Thames Sailing Barge.

Sailing depends on weather and wind conditions and is at the Skipper's discretion, therefore, some or even all of the boat trip may be under the power of a diesel engine.   

Important - In case of late cancellation by us due to weather conditions or another reason please confirm your trip with the Greta Skipper Steve Norris on 07711 657919 the evening prior to your sailing date.  If we confirm your trip then please arrive 15-30 minutes before the departure time.

 

Safety Notes for all Passengers

 

Passengers board and disembark at their own risk via a near vertical ladder attached to the Harbour wall. Passengers must ensure that they wear suitable clothing and flat footwear. A safety briefing is given on board prior to sailing. Steve Norris - Greta Owner/Skipper

Greta Thames Sailing Barge Day Trip (up to 6 hours)

Greta Thames Sailing Barge
Day Trip
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Greta Thames Sailing Barge Day Trip (up to 6 hours)
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Greta Thames Sailing Barge Day Trip around the Thames Estuary.

 Up to a maximum of 12 passengers on each trip on board Thames Sailing Barge Greta

We depart/return from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, Kent. 

PRICES ARE PER PASSENGER

(£48 Mon-Fri except UK Bank Holiday) 

(£54 Sat-Sun or UK Bank Holiday)

DAY TRIP SAILING DATES WHICH YOU CAN BOOK ONLINE  ARE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE SAILING SEASON from May up to the end of September or mid October if the weather is suitable for sailing. If  your preferred date is not yet available online you can purchase a GRETA GIFT VOUCHER which can then be redeemed later in the season. 

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A GRETA GIFT VOUCHER THAT YOU WISH TO REDEEM PLEASE TELEPHONE  THE GRETA SKIPPER STEVE NORRIS ON 07711 657 919  TO BOOK YOUR DAY TRIP

IMPORTANT PASSENGER NOTICES

EVENING BEFORE YOUR SAILING DATE - CHECK THAT YOUR SAILING TRIP HAS NOT BEEN POSTPONED

 You MUST telephone Greta's Skipper STEVE NORRIS (07711 657919) on the evening before your sailing  date to check that your sailing trip has not been postponed due to high winds or other poor weather conditions forecast for the Thames Estuary.  We will reschedule any postponed trips.

DON'T MISS THE BOAT!

Please arrive 15-30 minutes before the departure time

SAFETY NOTES FOR ALL PASSENGERS

Passengers board and disembark at their own risk via a near vertical ladder attached to the harbour wall. Passengers must ensure that they wear suitable clothing and flat footwear. A safety briefing is given on board prior to sailing.

FOOD & DRINK

Greta standard Day Trips are usually up to 6 hours so bring food & cold drinks with you (We supply Tea & Coffee) 

All Barge sailings are at the discretion of Greta's Skipper Steve Norris.

Thames Barge trips from Whitstable Harbour. Enjoy a relaxing day (up to 6 hours) on board the historic (1892) Thames Sailing Barge 'Greta' with Skipper Steve Norris and his crew. £48 per person on a week day or £54 on a Saturday, Sunday or a UK Bank Holiday. As we are limited to a maximum of 12 passengers we are unable to offer discounted rates for children or seniors. For Private use of 'Greta' please book a Private Charter.  

Week Day Private Charter - Greta Thames Sailing Barge for up to 12 passengers *excludes UK Bank holidays - FULL PAYMENT

Greta Thames Sailing Barge
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Week Day (Mon-Fri) Private Charter - Greta Thames Sailing Barge for up to 12 passengers

We depart/return from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, Kent.

As we may need to postpone the trip due to high winds or other poor weather conditions forecast for the Thames Estuary, YOU MUST telephone Greta's Skipper STEVE NORRIS (07711 657919) on the evening before your sailing  date to check sailing times  & weather conditions.

All Barge sailings are at the discretion of Greta's Skipper Steve Norris.

£580 Charter (Private use of Greta for up to 12 passengers during a weekday (Mon-Fri)

We recommend that you contact Steve Norris (Greta's Skipper) on 07711 657919 to discuss available dates before making a Private Charter  booking on-line 

All trips unless specified depart from & return to Whitstable Harbour CT5 1AB

 We moor next to the Harbour Garden Café on the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour CT5 1AB)

You can drop passengers off inside the harbour.  Where a dates falls on a UK Bank Holiday the cost is £540

Up to a maximum of 12 passengers

Please arrive 15-30 minutes before the departure time

 

Sailing depends on weather and wind conditions and is at the Skipper's discretion, therefore, some or even all of the boat trip may be under the power of a diesel engine.   As we may need to cancel your trip due to unsuitable weather conditions, please add a mobile phone no. to your booking so we can contact you. In this event we will re-schedule your sailing date.

 Maximum of 12 passengers on private charters with a maximum of 8 passengers on Thames Barge Race Match days.

Greta Thames Sailing Barge Charters are usually up to 6 hours long so bring food & cold drinks with you.

(We supply Tea & Coffee) 

Sat or Sun Private Charter - Greta Thames Sailing Barge for up to 12 Passengers - FULL PAYMENT

Greta Thames Sailing Barge
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Sat or Sun Private Charter - Greta Thames Sailing Barge  for up to 12 Passengers

 Where a date falls on a Thames Barge Race Match day in which Greta is taking part, the cost is the same but limited to up to 8 passengers.

We depart/return from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, Kent.

 

As we may need to postpone the trip due to high winds or other poor weather conditions forecast for the Thames Estuary, YOU MUST telephone Greta's Skipper STEVE NORRIS (07711 657919) on the evening before your sailing  date to check sailing times  & weather conditions. All Barge sailings are at the discretion of Greta's Skipper Steve Norris.

£650 Charter (Private use of Greta for up to 12 passengers on a Sat, Sun or UK Bank Holiday)

We recommend that you contact Steve Norris (Greta's Skipper) on 07711 657919 to discuss available dates before making a Private Charter  booking on-line 

All trips unless specified depart from & return to the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour Kent CT5 1AB

 We moor next to the Harbour Garden Café on the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour 

You can drop passengers off inside the harbour.

Up to a maximum of 12 passengers

Please arrive 15-30 minutes before the departure time

Sailing depends on weather and wind conditions and is at the Skipper's discretion, therefore, some or even all of the boat trip may be under the power of a diesel engine.   As we may need to cancel your trip due to unsuitable weather conditions, please add a mobile phone no. to your booking so we can contact you. In this event we will re-schedule your sailing date.

( Greta Thames Sailing Barge Charters are usually up to 6 hours long so bring food & cold drinks with you.

(We supply Tea & Coffee)