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DAY TRIPS

Greta Day Trips

BOOK A DAY TRIP ON BOARD GRETA

FOR SAILING TRIPS WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS please ring Greta's Skipper Steve Norris on 07711 657919 to check availability before booking. We take bookings on-line, over the phone and at the Greta mooring on the South Quay of Whitstable Harbour so this website may not be completely up to date.

 WE HAVE NOT PUBLISHED SCHEDULED SAILING DATES YET. SO PURCHASE A GIFT VOUCHER NOW THAT CAN BE REDEEMED DURING THE SAILING SEASON.

GIFT VOUCHERS WILL BE VALID FOR THE 2017 Sailing Season from May up to the end of September or mid October if the weather is suitable for sailing.

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 (just 7 miles from Canterbury) Whitstable is a small town on the North Kent Coast famous for Oysters and lots of unique small shops. We only take up to 12 passengers so either book on line now from the list of sailing dates (we update these during the sailing season) or purchase a Greta Gift Voucher which can then be redeemed at a later date. The Owner Skipper of Greta is Steve Norris. You can contact him on 07711 657919 but may have to leave a message if he is out 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.   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

PRICES ARE PER PASSENGER

(£48 Mon-Fri except UK Bank Holiday) 

(£54 Sat-Sun or UK Bank Holiday)

 

Greta Thames Sailing Day Trips are usually up to 6 hours long.  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 Day Trip (up to 6 hours)

Greta Thames Sailing Barge
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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.  

Greta Card for Gift Voucher (OPTIONAL)

Greta Thames Barge
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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.

(Allow 5 working days for UK postal delivery if ordering Gift Cards)

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

Greta Thames Sailing Barge
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Thames Sailing Barge 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. Allow for up to 5 days delivery for post.

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

Give them a gift that they will not forget with a Thames Barge trip around the Thames Estuary!

 Not valid on UK Bank Holiday dates

Greta Gift Voucher - SAT or SUN

Greta Thames Sailing Barge
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Thames Sailing Barge 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. Allow for up to 5 days delivery for post.

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

Give them a gift that they will not forget with a Thames Barge trip around the Thames Estuary!

 Not valid for Thames Barge Match Trips