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Greta Thames Sailing Barge - Private Trips

Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England
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All at sea!

We originally booked our trip about 3 weeks ago but, due to bad weather, had it cancelled twice so... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Janine B
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Greta-Great Day Out

An excellent day out, light winds and nice and quiet under sail,out to the Fort and back to the... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Gordon B
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“tea and coffee” (11 reviews)
“wind farm” (14 reviews)
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Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We originally booked our trip about 3 weeks ago but, due to bad weather, had it cancelled twice so this was third time lucky. On arrival at Whitstable Steve, the skipper, directed those of us who had come by car to a small, secure parking...More

2  Thank Janine B
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

An excellent day out, light winds and nice and quiet under sail,out to the Fort and back to the Swale to see the Seals ,Manned by Steve and his " boy" ( Boats Traditionally manned by a boy and Skipper) ,who are very sociable,plenty of...More

Thank Gordon B
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

I was bought a sailing trip as a birthday present, and went out on the 29/07/17, with Steve and his crew. It was a delightful experience, sailing on this majestic, ancient river and coastal barge. To learn about the sailing technique and history was eye...More

1  Thank Piperdave
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

My daughters arranged this trip as a birthday present and they couldn't have chosen better. We were extremely lucky with the weather warm, sunny with a gentle breeze. We motored out to the forts but sailed back. Skipper Steve kept us supplied with teas and...More

Thank Dave F
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

What a lovely way to spend the day 6 hrs on board out to see the forts and wind farm. Bring your own picknick and just enjoy the laid back trip A must do if you get the chance.

Thank Richard K
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

We took ten friends out on the Greta for a birthday celebration and it could not have been more perfect. Skipper Steve and the crew were relaxed and expert. The Greta is outfitted with everything you could want - from a fridge and cooker to...More

Thank Eliza P
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

I was suprised with a trip out on the Greta by my best friend who knows I have a fascination with Urbex and WWII engineering etc. We specifically took a trip with this company as their leaflets and website push the Maunsell Sea Forts as...More

3  Thank Polly H
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Despite living locally and seeing the Greta regualarly sailing, it took us a few years to book up a trip. We managed a near perfect day, the only extra thing to have completed the trip would have been a nice breeze to allow her to...More

1  Thank Andrew_J_Berry
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

I have wanted to take a trip on Greta for years and some friends finally booked a trip for 4 of us. The weather was hot, sunny, cloudless and very calm (the only drawback, as the time we spent under sail was both short and...More

1  Thank Eric N
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

What a good day out. Had originally seen the Greta sail past me up the Swale while out for a walk about a year ago and was intrigued. Looked it up and found the relevant website. Finally took a trip on board with my wife...More

Thank David C
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Jean B
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Response from janet-tonbridge | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jean .£48 each for the day . You can take the whole boat for £580 . I don't know what the owl experience is as owls aren't seabirds so I'm surprised to hear of that ? Maybe it's a term for night sailing ?
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