The 'Greta' Thames Sailing Barge is currently undergoing annual maintenance but you can purchase a GIFT VOUCHER for the 2020 Sailing Season. The Sailing Season is usually from end of April/Mid May till end of September/Mid October.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic the start of our sailing season will be delayed until further notice. Gift Vouchers will also be valid for the 2021 sailing season.
Gift Vouchers are redeemed by the holder contacting us and selecting an available sailing date from a list of Scheduled Sailing Dates.We usually publish Scheduled Sailing Dates at the start of the Sailing Season.
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 (2020) - Maximum of 12 passengers per trip