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Sailing on a Barge for Two

Enjoy a unique sailing experience with a light lunch

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Valid until: 01/07/2018

55 | 8 Reviews

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

Product code: GBTB

£89

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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.

When can you go?

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

How long does this activity last?

The whole trip will last for approximately 4 hours.

You need to know

The minimum age for this experience is 12 years old. Under 18's 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.

No experience or qualifications are necessary to take part in this activity.

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

You and how many others?

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

Family and friends

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

We can’t control the weather!

This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.

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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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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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Verified Purchaser

great day out

this boat trip was excellent good value, and the lunch was amazing

When did your experience take place? september 15th

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

4 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
4 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Sailing Barge trip

We had a fantastic time on the barge, the staff were all very friendly. The ploughman's lunch was excellent. We would highly recommended this trip. It was an early surprise birthday present for my partner from me and I,m so glad that we did it.

When did your experience take place? August 12th 2016

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Fantastic day out.

We had a brilliant day out. The boat was in beautiful condition, the information we were given was interesting and the food was very good.

When did your experience take place? June 2016

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great way to view the land

Having been give the voucher as a gift a sail on a Thames barge was the obvious choice for me. All the crew, skipper, mate and galley, were lovely, helpful, informative and caring. This is great way to look at this beautiful stretch of the Essex coast line, Maldon to Osea island. Do remember you are "at sea" so appropriate clothing is essential, blankets are provided but it never ceases to amaze me what some folk choose to ware!!!!!!! A great day out and one I would do again.

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service