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Greta Thames Sailing Barge - Private Trips

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Address: Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England
Phone Number: 07711 657919
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Fantastic day out

Greta leaves from Whitstable which is a small working harbour. We got the sails up almost immediately and sailed to the forts then the wind farm. Great fun and lovely to see a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
annandbob2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greta leaves from Whitstable which is a small working harbour. We got the sails up almost immediately and sailed to the forts then the wind farm. Great fun and lovely to see a historic ship in regular use. We were very lucky with the weather as it was warm and not too windy - so no spray over the side!... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This was our third year on the Greta with a bunch of friends, what can I say !! Well lets start with hour lovely and welcoming the skipper Steve is. We took our own lunch which you can enjoy below deck in the kitchen which boasts an arga, so its always nice and cosy. then you just sit back and... More 

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Hemel Hempstead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Spent a great five and a half hours on Greta which was a great experience as part of a family celebration. Despite being a very windy day (I believe force 5) the barge was very steady in the capable hands of skipper Steve and his one man crew. We were allowed to take our own food and refreshments aboard but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I took a trip on Greta Barge to see the Maunsell Forts The boat people were fantastic, relaxed and served lots of tea and coffee. Sea was calm, we had lovely trip and returned with the sails up for part of the journey. I really enjoyed this trip, the boat has been conserved with great care, although it is 130... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The trip was originally booked forOctoberbut the weather stopped it! As soon as the weather was ok we booked again and had a great day, only 8 people including there's made a nice intimate day, you felt more like. group of friends out for the day rather than customers. Tea and coffee kept coming all day and we went out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Had a brilliant day Saturday, up to the wind farm and red sand tower and a couple of hours sailing. The crew knowledgeable and friendly, Skipper Steve is a really nice bloke. Would highly recommend a trip on the Greta, well worth it. Thanks guys!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing day out on the Greta today. The crew are lovely and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this trip to anyone especially if you want a relaxing day.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This was a 60+ birthday present from my stepdaughter and her husband. I had a really lovely day. We motored up the Swale for 3 hours, spotting some seals on the way. turned round to sail back to Whitstable. What a difference. Engine stopped, sail up and so peaceful, with the only sound being the lapping of the waves and... More 

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Ashford kent england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Went for a trip on SS Greta last Saturday and had a lovely trip up the Swale to Sittingbourne area, saw some seals on the way , as every sailing trip lovely sailing with the wind but a bit breezy motoring against it. The Barge is beautifully kept and the skipper knows all the ropes. as an authentic Thames barge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is an interesting boat trip on old 1892 Thames sailing barge sailing out of Whitstable, past an off shore windfarm, and out to The World War II Maunsell forts that you can see on the horizon (These can also be seen from Southend Pier) and we found it fascinating. It rained the whole 6 hours the boat was out... More 

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