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PRIVATE CHARTER

PRIVATE CHARTER

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

ORDER A GIFT VOUCHER NOW THAT CAN BE REDEEMED DURING THE MAY-OCT 2017 SAILING SEASON.

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: FOR UP TO 12 PASSENGERS

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

    SAT  & SUN NOT AVAILABLE AS ALL SAT & SUN DATES ARE FULLY BOOKED UNTIL END OF SEPTEMBER 2017. HOWEVER WE MAY HAVE AVAILABILITY IN OCT IF THE WEATHER IS SUITABLE FOR SAILING GRETA.

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/MAY END SEPTEMBER OR MID 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.

Week Day Private Charter - Greta Thames Sailing Barge for up to 12 passengers *excludes UK Bank holidays - FULL PAYMENT

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£580 Charter (Private use of Greta for up to 12 passengers during a weekday (Mon-Fri)

Week Day (Mon-Fri) Private Charter - Greta Thames Sailing Barge for up to 12 passengers

We depart/return from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, Kent.

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.

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

We recommend that you contact Steve Norris (Greta's Skipper) on 07711 657919 to discuss available dates before making a Private Charter  booking on-line 

All trips unless specified depart from & return to Whitstable Harbour CT5 1AB

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

You can drop passengers off inside the harbour.  Where a dates falls on a UK Bank Holiday the cost is £540

Up to a maximum of 12 passengers

Please arrive 15-30 minutes before the departure time

 

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.

 Maximum of 12 passengers on private charters with a maximum of 8 passengers on Thames Barge Race Match days.

Greta Thames Sailing Barge Charters are usually up to 6 hours long so bring food & cold drinks with you.

(We supply Tea & Coffee) 

Week Day Private Charter - Greta Thames Sailing Barge for up to 12 passengers *excludes UK Bank holidays - NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT ONLY

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Week Day (Mon-Fri) Private Charter - Greta Thames Sailing Barge for up to 12 passengers  NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT £150 - TOTAL PRICE £580 (£430 TO BE PAID IN CASH ON THE DAY OF SAILING OR YOU CAN USE THE BALANCE PAYMENT OPTION BELOW)

We depart/return from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, Kent.

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.

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

We recommend that you contact Steve Norris (Greta's Skipper) on 07711 657919 to discuss available dates before making a Private Charter  booking on-line 

All trips unless specified depart from & return to Whitstable Harbour CT5 1AB

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

You can drop passengers off inside the harbour.  Up to a maximum of 12 passengers

Please arrive 15-30 minutes before the departure time

 

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.

 Maximum of 12 passengers on private charters with a maximum of 8 passengers on Thames Barge Race Match days.

Greta Thames Sailing Barge Charters are usually up to 6 hours long so bring food & cold drinks with you.

(We supply Tea & Coffee) 

 - THIS DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE SHOULD YOU CANCEL AFTER A SAILING DATE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY US

Week Day Private Charter - Greta Thames Sailing Barge for up to 12 passengers *excludes UK Bank holidays - BALANCE PAYMENT ONLY

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Week Day (Mon-Fri) Private Charter - Greta Thames Sailing Barge for up to 12 passengers  ONLY USE THIS OPTION IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID A YOUR DEPOSIT FOR A WEEK DAY PRIVATE CHARTER AND WISH TO SETTLE THE BALANCE.

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.

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

All trips unless specified depart from & return to Whitstable Harbour CT5 1AB

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

You can drop passengers off inside the harbour.  Up to a maximum of 12 passengers

Please arrive 15-30 minutes before the departure time

 

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.

 Maximum of 12 passengers on private charters with a maximum of 8 passengers on Thames Barge Race Match days.

Greta Thames Sailing Barge Charters are usually up to 6 hours long so bring food & cold drinks with you.

(We supply Tea & Coffee) 

Greta Card for Gift Voucher (OPTIONAL)

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

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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.

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.

Not valid on on UK Bank Holiday