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Romance on the River!

Well, maybe not romance...but certainly romantic in the truest sense. Yesterday evening a group of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jenna C
Fantastic evening trip along the Orwell

Great evening trip, perfect weather and excellent service from a really friendly crew. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Adrian D
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Sailing Barge Victor is a perfect marriage of a majestic and traditionally rigged 19th century sailing vessel with comfortable, modern facilities for guests. A sailing trip on Sailing Barge Victor offers a truly memorable and affordable opportunity...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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St Stephen's Lane | Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, Ipswich IP4 1BY, England
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+44 1473 258070
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well, maybe not romance...but certainly romantic in the truest sense. Yesterday evening a group of river loving business people cruised down the Orwell River on this truly magical barge. What a great history comes with it. There was great fun, drinks and a buffet laid...More

Thank Jenna C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great evening trip, perfect weather and excellent service from a really friendly crew. Lovely little bar downstairs and great atmosphere in the cabin.

Thank Adrian D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon spent traveling from Ipswich to Harwich. Cream tea was delicious. Beautiful weather. Very relaxing Crew were a good laugh and informative.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful summer’s evening cruise on this lovely barge. Skipper and crew were fun and informative. They have this down to a tee with passenger numbers for the space above deck and down below, sensibly priced bar and choice of good hearty fare. The views are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon relaxing with friends! We took a picnic lunch and had the cream tea later on. Great and very friendly guides to talk us through the beautiful scenery. Absolutely incredible weather just made the day even more perfect....More

Thank Ellen C
LoveIpswich, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ellen, we were blessed with some beautiful weather to enjoy the stunning Suffolk scenery. It was a perfect day and it was lovely to share it with you. Many thanks for your feedback and kind words. On behalf of Wes and the crew.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was treated by dear friends, to a cream tea voyage on The Victor. A wonderful experience, especially as passengers have the chance to take the wheel of this beautiful sailing barge. My chance came on the return trip up the Orwell when we were...More

1  Thank LesReni C
LoveIpswich, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your feedback and sharing your experience. I am pleased that you you were prepared to take the wheel and steer us home. Kind regards and thank you on behalf of Wes and the crew..

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrating with family and friends 20 of us. What a great experience. Used Val from Taylor-Maid for food which was wonderful every one commented on how good it was. Also skipper, Billy and rest of the crew were what made this such a good experience...More

Thank Swindy1953
LoveIpswich, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind words and it is always good to know that when we are part of a celebration that we provide a good experience. Billy, Val and the crew work hard to ensure that everyone has a good time. I will ensure...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

We had such a great day out on the Victor. The Crewe were great and very knowledgeable about the barge and the local sites to see along the way. We all felt totally relaxed and we had a good mixture of people on the boat...More

Thank sarah b
LoveIpswich, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sarah many thanks for your review of your trip aboard Sailing Barge Victor. It means everything to the crew to know that what we offer is appreciated by our guests. Once again thank you on behalf of Wes and the crew.

Reviewed 7 June 2018

We had a full complement of 40 on our cruise with Wes, the skipper, Val and Billy and the rest of the crew looking after us all the way. From Ipswich dock we sailed under the Orwell Bridge down to Felixstowe and around past Harwich...More

Thank whithamdavid
LoveIpswich, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi David, Many thanks for describing your cruise aboard SBVictor. It always good to know that everyone involved in creating a unique experience for all of our visitors is appreciated and I will ensure that the crew and the catering team are aware of your...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018

My cousin's birthday party; c30 people; blessed by excellent weather. Plenty of room to mix and mingle on deck, chat, watch scenery and birds. Good cream tea

Thank dougradford2003
LoveIpswich, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Doug, many thanks for making time to leave a review. We certainly enjoyed a glorious day and always fun when we share the barge for the benefit of a birthday party. Kind regards on behalf of Wes and the crew.

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mandysteve66
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I have just spotted this enquiry and I apologise for the very belated response..For the 2016 season our prices start from just £25.. check out our website for the full list of public cruises and prices.
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