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Thames Sailing Barge 'Greta'

Greta Thames Sailing Barge - BOOK PRIVATE CHARTER

The historic Thames Sailing Barge 'Greta' is available for private charter for up to 12 passengers.

With a Private Charter you can make full use of the 'Greta' including the Galley to prepare food and drinks for you and your guests.

NUMBER OF PASSENGERS: Up to 12 passengers on a sailing trip

BEFORE BOOKING : We recommend that you discuss availability and sailing options with the 'Greta' Skipper Steve Norris  before booking. You can contact him on 07711 657919 (You may have to leave your contact details if he is sailing) 

PRIVATE CHARTER COST:

  • Week day (Mon-Fri) one day Private Charter is £580 (excluding UK Bank Holidays)
  • Sat or Sun one day Private Charter is £650.

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.

OUR SAILING SEASON IS USUALLY BETWEEN APRIL - MID/END OF OCTOBER 

THE SAILING SEASON DOES DEPEND ON WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE THAMES ESTUARY

We recommend that you bring food & cold drinks with you as these Private Charter trips can last for up to 6 hours. We provide tea & coffee from the galley. You can either stay on deck or take a seat below deck. On warm sunny days don't forget your hat, sun glasses, sun cream & camera. A light fleece may also come in handy.

Flat shoes on board please!

 

*Part or all of the sailing trip may be under power of the engine as setting the sails depends upon weather conditions in the Thames Estuary. We prefer to sail whenever possible as we then use less diesel.

Please arrive 15-30 minutes before the departure time

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  & offshore weather conditions.  If the Greta Skipper Steve Norris  decides to postpone the barge trip  due to unsuitable conditions in the Thames Estuary he will arrange another date with you.

 

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

 

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 Thames Barge
Greta Card

Greta Card for Gift Voucher

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Optional Greta  Card for Gift Voucher

Gift Vouchers are usually sent by Email but you have the option of purchasing one or more Greta Cards if you wish the gift to be sent by post.

We can send the Gift Card & Gift Voucher directly to the recipient if you use the  Alternative Name & Address option at the checkout.  Tick the box at the checkout and add the other address.

(Allow 5 working days for delivery if ordering Gift Cards

The booking confirmation together with the Gift Voucher must be presented to the Skipper of the 'GRETA' on the day of sailing.

 GRETA is in dry dock undergoing annual maintenance.  VOUCHERS WILL BE VALID FOR THE 2017 Sailing Season which will be from *May till mid October.

* subject to completion of maintenance.

 

Optional Greta  Card for Gift Voucher
Greta  Card for Gift Voucher
Greta Thames Sailing Barge
WDGV-PRIVATE CHARTER

Greta Gift Voucher - Private Charter - Week Day (Mon-Fri) *excludes UK Bank holidays

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 Thames Barge GRETA Sailing Trip Gift Voucher - Weekday Sailing Date  - Private Charter  - Valid for up to 12 passengers. Not valid on Barge Match days where Greta is taking part.

Greta Gift Vouchers are redeemed by the  Holder telephoning us  to make a booking. We will then confirm the booking by sending the Voucher Holder a Booking Confirmation by email

  Gift Vouchers are either sent by e-mail in the form of an E-Voucher or by post if an optional Greta Gift Card  at £2.95 is ordered. 

Gift Cards can be sent by post to an alternative Name & Address.  Tick the box at the checkout and add the other address.

(Allow 5 working days for delivery if ordering a Gift Card)

The booking confirmation together with the voucher must be presented to the Skipper of the 'GRETA' on the day of sailing.

 GRETA is in dry dock undergoing annual maintenance.  VOUCHERS WILL BE VALID FOR THE 2017 Sailing Season which will be from *May till mid October.

* subject to completion of maintenance.

Gift Voucher for Private Charter of Greta. An Historic (1892) Thames Sailing Barge based in Whitstable Harbour sailing around the Thames Estuary. An ideal present for that special occasion, family get together and corporate award days.

Up to  12 passengers Maximum

Greta Thames Sailing Barge Day Trip (up to 6 hours) - WEEKDAY DATE  Mon - Fri

Not valid on UK Bank Holidays or Weekends

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.

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)

 Maximum of 12 passengers on ALL trips with a maximum of 8 passengers if Greta is taking part in a Thames Barge Match.

Greta Thames Sailing Day Trips are usually up to 6 hours long so bring food & cold drinks with you.  Thames Barge Match Days are usually shorter

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!

Greta Thames Sailing Barge
WEGV-PRIVATE CHARTER

Greta Gift Voucher - Private Charter - Weekend Day (Sat or Sun)

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Thames Barge GRETA Sailing Trip Gift Voucher - Weekend Day Sailing Date Sat or Sun  - Private Charter Valid for up to 12 passengers. Not valid on Barge Match days where Greta is taking part.

Greta Gift Vouchers are redeemed by the Holder telephoning us  to make a booking. We will then confirm the booking by sending the Voucher Holder a Booking Confirmation by email.

  Gift Vouchers are either sent by e-mail in the form of an E-Voucher or by post if an optional Greta Gift Card  at £2.95 is ordered. 

Gift Cards can be sent by post to an alternative Name & Address.  Tick the box at the checkout and add the other address.

(Allow 5 working days for delivery if ordering a  Gift Card)

The booking confirmation together with the voucher must be presented to the Skipper of the 'GRETA' on the day of sailing.

 GRETA is in dry dock undergoing annual maintenance.  VOUCHERS WILL BE VALID FOR THE 2017 Sailing Season which will be from *May till mid October.

* subject to completion of maintenance.

Gift Voucher for Private Charter of Greta. An Historic (1892) Thames Sailing Barge based in Whitstable Harbour sailing around the Thames Estuary. An ideal present for that special occasion, family get together and corporate award days.

 Up to 12 passengers Maximum

Greta Thames Sailing Barge Day Trip (up to 6 hours) - WEEKEND DATE  Sat or Sun 

Not valid on Thames Barges Match Days

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.

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)

 Maximum of 12 passengers on ALL trips with a maximum of 8 passengers if Greta is taking part in a Thames Barge Match.

Greta Thames Sailing Day Trips are usually up to 6 hours long so bring food & cold drinks with you.  Thames Barge Match Days are usually shorter

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!