Greta sailing with other barges

Greta Day Trips

Either select from the list of published sailing dates  below or Purchase a Gift Voucher which can be redeemed during the 2019 Sailing Season

 

    • Availability as of 24 September 2018. (All places are subject to availability as we receive bookings online, by telephone and at Greta’s Summer mooring in Whitstable Harbour)

       Maximum of up to 12 passengers on each trip

    • SEPTEMBER 2018 - AVAILABLE DATES ARE SHOWN BELOW
    • TUE 25 SEP - 10 PLACES
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    • OCTOBER 2018
    • WED 3 OCT - 8 PLACES
    • THUR 4 OCT - 12 PLACES
    • SAT 6 OCT - 5 PLACES
    • SUN 7 OCT - 2 PLACES
    • MON 8 OCT - 12 PLACES
    • THUR 11 OCT - 9 PLACES
    • FRI 12 OCT - 12 PLACES
    • SAT 13 OCT - 8 PLACES
    • SUN 14 OCT - 10 PLACES
    • THUR 18 OCT - 12 PLACES
    • FRI 19 OCT - 6 PLACES
    • SUN 21 OCT - 12 PLACES
    • MON 22 OCT - 10 PLACES
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    SEE BELOW TO BOOK A TRIP

 If you have a Gift Voucher and wish to book your trip please call us on 07711 657919

Do you fancy a relaxing day on board the historic (1892) Thames Sailing Barge? Subject to weather conditions we sail or motor around the Thames Estuary from Whitstable Harbour. Whitstable is a small town just 7 miles from Canterbury on the North Kent Coast famous for Oysters and lots of unique small shops.  Sailing depends on weather and wind conditions and is at the Skipper's discretion, therefore, some or even all 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.

 

The sailing season is usually from Spring (April/May) till late Summer (Sep/mid Oct)

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 or towards Herne Bay Pier, Reculver Tower and back to Whitstable Harbour.

If the wind is too strong to head out to the forts we take a more sheltered and relaxing sail up the River Swale and see the wreck of the USS Montgomery off the Isle of Sheppey. We often watch the seals and seal pups sunning themselves, or lazily playing in the shallow water.

 

UPDATE: 10 JUNE 2018 -  THE GORRELL TANK LONG STAY CAR PARK OPPOSITE WHITSTABLE HARBOUR IS NOW OPEN.

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

 Maximum of 12 passengers on ALL trips

PRICES ARE PER PASSENGER

(£48 Mon-Fri except on a Bank Holiday in England) 

(£54 Sat-Sun or on a Bank Holiday in England)

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 Sailing Barge Day Trip (up to 6 hours)

Greta Thames Sailing Barge
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With the permission of Greta's Skipper Steve Norris you can help sail this historic Thames Sailing Barge.

Thames Sailing Barge GRETA Departs from Whitstable Harbour, Kent. During the sailing season GRETA has moorings on the South Quay adjacent to the Harbour Garden Café. During the non sailing season you will find GRETA moored in Standard Quay Faversham, Kent.

Most of our Barge Trips are up to 6 hours long so bring food & cold drinks.We supply tea & coffee. Don't forget your hat on sunny days if sitting on the exposed top deck. Flat shoes on board please. You can also sit below deck to maybe read or simply relax.

 

 Scheduled Sailing dates are added during the  the sailing season which is usually from April/May up to the end of September or mid-October if the weather is suitable for sailing.

 

 

If  your preferred date is not available you can purchase a GRETA GIFT VOUCHER which can then be redeemed later in the season. 

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A GIFT VOUCHER THAT YOU WISH TO REDEEM PLEASE TELEPHONE  THE GRETA’s SKIPPER STEVE NORRIS ON 07711 657919  TO BOOK YOUR DAY TRIP

IMPORTANT PASSENGER NOTICES

MAXIMUM OF 12 PASSENGERS ON EACH TRIP

CHECK THAT YOUR DAY TRIP HAS NOT BEEN POSTPONED OR CANCELLED

 YOU MUST telephone Greta's Skipper STEVE NORRIS (07711 657919) on the evening before your sailing date to check that your Day 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

 

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.

 

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.