Greta nearing Red Sands Army Forts in Thames Estuary - Drone image by Photographer Daniel Notcake - Tel Aviv, Israel

Greta Day Trips

The 2019 Sailing Season has closed but you can purchase a 2020 Gift Voucher which can be redeemed during the 2020 Sailing Season. The Sailing Season usually starts end of April/Mid May till end of September/ Mid October. Departure times & dates are shown during the Sailing Season. Trips are up to 6 hours.

The trip will depart from the South Quay in Whitstable Harbour and will be around part of the Thames Estuary.  The actual route will depend on weather conditions and will be decided on the day by the Greta Skipper Steve Norris.  Our most popular trip is a visit to the World War II Army Forts, we regularly sail through the Kentish Flats Wind Farm, out to the Red Sands WWII Army Forts. Another trip may be towards Herne Bay Pier, Reculver Tower and back to Whitstable Harbour. If the wind is too strong to head out to the forts we may take a more sheltered and relaxing sail up the Swale towards King's Ferry Bridge. We often watch the seals and seal pups sunning themselves, or lazily playing in the shallow water.


PRICES ARE PER PASSENGER (2019) - Maximum of 12 passengers per trip

£54.00 Mon- Fri (except on a Bank Holiday in England)

£64.00 Sat or Sun

£74.00 Bank Holiday in England 


The Sailing Season is usually from April/May up to the end of September or if the weather is suitable for sailing, mid October.



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 Sailing Barge Day Trip (up to 6 hours)

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With the permission of Greta's Skipper Steve Norris you can help sail this historic Thames Sailing Barge.
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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. £54 per person on a week day or £64 on a Saturday, Sunday and £74.00 on an English 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.