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Address: Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England
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Go for it and Relax on the Greta Barge

Slightly apprehensive but excited to be invited for a day out on the Greta despite loving the sea. A barge would be a whole new experience. Wasn't disappointed in the least... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Slightly apprehensive but excited to be invited for a day out on the Greta despite loving the sea. A barge would be a whole new experience. Wasn't disappointed in the least; totally chilled from the climb down the vertical ladder at low tide to board the barge through to the circling of the Red Sands Fort and back home to... More 

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Faversham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Like having all your summer holidays in one day, good company, informative crew, views of the coast breath taking, close up view sea forts and wind farm, couple of seals and a porpoise popped up to check us out too. Left feeling calm, relaxed and sun kissed. Splendid.

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Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A great day out on the barge Greta, many thanks to Steve and his 'crew' Tomo. From start to finish a wonderful experience unfortunately due to weather couldnt go to forts but we did go to the Sheppey bridges, which as an islander was very much enjoyed. Steve and Tomo were very informative along the way and served us tea... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A very enjoyable day, three hours up to the Sheppey bridges under power, then three sailing back. Weather was ideal - sun and wind - lots of tea and coffee, and even a chance to steer for a while. Thanks to Skipper Steve, First Mate Tony and the dogs Alfie and Ludo.

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tonbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a great trip. The galley with the aga is amazing and Steve lets you have full access to all areas. He provides welcome cups of tea throughout and you can take your own picnic aboard . The dogs are friendly too! We didn't get to go the World War 1 forts as the weather turned against us but... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An early start due to the tide... But a wonderful 6+ hours out at seeing some of the coast & sea forts & wind farm up close!! Relaxing morning... Plenty of cuppa's... Friendly crew -lovely dogs!! I feel totally chilled after my day out No sea sickness at all-so don't worry if you suffer as in The Greta you won't!!... More 

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Maidstone, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

That's what it says on the T shirt my sons bought for my birthday, together with tickets to sail on Greta to the wonderful old WW2 forts some 3 miles out in the Thames Estuary. My mate and I joined this wonderful 1892 Dunkirk veteran Sailing Barge at Whitstable harbour around 8.30, . Owner/Master, Steve and his volunteer Mate made... More 

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Matfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Suhc a relaxing day out. Got there for 11am, parking was nearby and after a short stroll through the harbour got on board. The two resident dogs Alfie and Ludo are delightful and welcome you on board. Steve, the skipper, explains everything and does frequent tea rounds while out on the boat. It really is a calming and relaxing experience.... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What a great day. The Guy who owns the Barge was a very friendly man, offering tea and coffee when possible. His two little dogs were a joy, well behaved and well trained. We took a pack lunch and a bottle of fizz. Oh I havent had uch a relaxing day like that for a very long time. We saw... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

IIt was a perfect day for a barge trip from Whitstable Harbour. We went out to the Wind Farm and around one of the sets of war time Forts in the estuary. It was so peaceful and quiet out there - it was a very calm day! On the return we were partly under sail and we all sat in... More 

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