Spend a day (up to 6 hours on scheduled sailing dates) relaxing on board the historic (1892) GRETA Thames Sailing Barge whilst sailing around the Thames Estuary. We depart/return from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, Kent . We crew while you sit back and relax but you can help sail with the Skippers permission.
PASSENGER TICKET PRICES - £48 ON A WEEK DAY (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur or Fri) or £54 on a Sat, Sun or a UK Bank Holiday. Prices are per passenger for a single trip lasting up to 6 hours on a standard barge sailing trip.
FOR SAILING TRIPS WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS please ring Greta's Skipper Steve Norris on 07711 657919 to check availability before booking online. We also take bookings at the quayside and by telephone, so the online booking facility might not have been updated to include those bookings.
Please arrive 15-30 minutes before the departure time
( We moor next to the Harbour Garden Café on the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour CT5 1AB)
See below to book on line now from a choice of sailing dates (we add additional sailing dates throughout the sailing season. If your preferred date is not available we suggest that you purchase a GRETA GIFT VOUCHER. GIFT VOUCHER'S can be REDEEMED DURING THE SAILING SEASON.
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A GIFT VOUCHER Please telephone the Skipper Steve Norris on 07711 657919 TO REDEEM IT & BOOK YOUR TRIP. (You may have to leave a message with you name & number if he is sailing the Greta Thames Sailing Barge)
When you book on-line we will send the e-Ticket directly to your email address. If you have booked on-line and intend the trip to be a gift you can forward the eTicket to the recipient. The E-Ticket will not have any price details and is sent after the initial order request email and payment. Note : At the Check Out, the Alternative DELIVERY address is only used if you have ordered a GIFT CARD AND a GIFT VOUCHER and want us to POST them directly to the recipient on your behalf.
PRIVATE CHARTER: For private use of the Greta Thames Sailing Barge Greta Private Charters are £580 for a week day (excluding UK Bank Holidays or £650 for a Saturday or Sunday. Up to a maximum of 12 passengers. PAYMENT OPTIONS: You have the option of either paying in full at the time of booking or paying a non-refundable deposit and then the balance either via this website or in cash on the day of sailing.
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.
PLEASE READ - 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.
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. See What to Wear. A safety briefing is given on board prior to sailing.
'Greta' Historic (1892) Thames Sailing Barge - Sailing Day Trips (up to 6 hours) around the Thames Estuary. Unless otherwise stated all sailing barge trips depart from and return to the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, Kent CT5 1AB.
DON'T FORGET TO BRING A PACKED LUNCH AND COLD DRINKS - WE PROVIDE TEA & COFFEE DURING THE BARGE TRIP. FLAT SHOES ON BOARD PLEASE. WE SUGGEST A HAT ON SUNNY DAYS AND A FLEECE ON OTHER DAYS. YOU CAN EITHER STAY ON DECK OR GO BELOW AND SIT IN THE LOUNGE. BRING A BOOK AND SIT BACK AND RELAX! ENJOY THE PEACE & QUIET!
NOTE - WHEN BOOKING YOU ARE AGREEING WITH OUR TERMS