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Sailing on a Barge for Two
Sailing on a Barge for Two
Sailing on a Barge for Two
Sailing on a Barge for Two

Sailing on a Barge for Two

Enjoy a unique sailing experience with a light lunch

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Valid until: 01/10/2019

4.84.8 | 17 Reviews

Sorry, you can't take friends or family with you on this experience.

Product code: GBTB

£89

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Description

Turn back the clock and enjoy a great day out on a vintage sailing barge.

You and your partner will have a relaxing day out on this historic vessel, with the emphasis being on enjoying the scenery and the thrill of seeing these large vessels under sail. You will also have the opportunity to become involved in hoisting sails and steering if you wish. Time spent at the controls will depend on the skipper, weather, number of passengers and individual enthusiasm.

A light lunch is included with this experience which is traditionally a cheese and ham ploughman’s with a delicious dessert. Eat and enjoy your lunch whilst looking out from this stunning barge. Please note the type of food available may vary depending on the time of year.

Key Information

When can I go?

This experience is available on selected Friday dates, generally March to October.

How long will my experience last?

The whole trip will last for approximately 4 hours.

How many people is this experience for?

There will be up to 50 other people there on the day.

Can I bring family and friends?

Sorry, you can't take friends or family with you on this experience.

What else do I need to know?

The minimum age for this experience is 12 years old. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

You need to be reasonably agile to get on and off the ship. Please advise us at the time of booking if you have any food allergies.

This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.

We can’t control the weather!

This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.

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Verified Purchaser

Wonderful experience

My husband and I were treated to this experience and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The crew were lovely, the lunch was delicious and the whole day was thoroughly enjoyable.

When did your experience take place? 13th July 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Ipswich

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Brilliant Experience

We booked this experience as it was local and of historic interest. It was very informative and a pleasant afternoon. Highly recommend.

When did your experience take place? June 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Barge Sailing, Maldon, Essex

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Amazing trip

I chose this trip on a 100 year old Thames Barge as it sounded fun. It certainly was. It was one of the hottest days of the year so it was wonderful to sail down the Orwell. Wonderful views, superb lunch, a knowledgable skipper, good company and skilled sailing. It was brillaint.

When did your experience take place? June 22 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Ipswich quay

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Fabulous trip.

Given as a Christmas Present. Had long weekend in Ipswich. Weather couldn't have been better. Brilliant crew and informative master. Very good ploughmans lunch given + dessert. Well stocked bar for drinks. Very enjoyable 4 hours. Would recommend to anyone.

When did your experience take place? 22nd June 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Thistle

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

barge sailing

We had a great day on the river at Ipswich and would recommend this trip. the crew were excellent - knowledgeable and enthusiastic without overwhelming with too much information. The food provided was great, and impressive given the facilities available to prepare it!

When did your experience take place? end of July 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Ipswich

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Very Enjoyable Voyage

Lovely trip down the River Orwell on Thistle. The skipper was informative pointing out many other Thames barges that were moored on the river in readiness for forthcoming races. We were served a very good ploughmans lunch and the drinks were reasonable prices from the bar. Staff and crew friendly and helpful.

When did your experience take place? June 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Ipswich

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Super Sailing

This trip was a Christmas present from our daughter. It was lovely, we didn't know we were even moving on the water, very nice food too, it helped that it was a lovely sunny day. The Captain gave us snippets of info which was interesting too.

When did your experience take place? 09.07.17

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Maldon, Essex

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Can I have one Dad?

Fantastic day out on the water in a boat built to sail and sail we did for the majority of the trip. We were blessed with ideal weather conditions for the day out, so much so we eat our salad lunch sat on the deck watching the scenery go past. Would we do it again? Absolutely

When did your experience take place? Ipswich docks and river

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? London Sailing Barge

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Birthday treat

Great experience ...................................

When did your experience take place? May 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Sailing a barge

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Response from Activity Superstore

Emily - Customer Support - 22/12/2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review for your Sailing on a Barge for Two experience. I am extremely pleased that you thought that it was such a great experience! If you ever fancy Sailing on another Barge, please get in touch and we can arrange it for you under a new one of our vouchers!

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Verified Purchaser

Really enjoyable

A brilliant day out with friendly crew. The highlight was taking a turn at the wheel. lunch was really nice and the home made crumble a real treat. Will do it again next year. Maybe from Maldon for different views

When did your experience take place? October 16

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Ipswich

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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