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Sailing Barge Cruises

Relaxing Orwell River Cruises on board the vintage sailing barges, Thistle, Hydrogen and Kitty.

Hore your own barge for a group of up to 50 people  for a birthday party, wedding anniversary, wedding, club trip, staff party or celebration with Sailing Barge Cruises.

Alternatively, join one of the public trips sailing from Ipswich on the dates below:

Lunch Sails from Ipswich

April 29, June 17. July 15, Aug 12, Sep 23

A relaxing three hour cruise from Ipswich to the mouth of the river and back

1130-1430   £39.50 incl. 2 course lunch

B/H Mon May 2 – History Day Sail from Ipswich.  

Explore the Rivers Orwell and Stour with  a historian on board telling you about Ipswich as a port, Thames barges, and sights along the way.

1030-1630    £60 fully catered

Sat July 16 – Pin Mill Barge Race

From Ipswich. Follow the racing barges for a great spectator day.  

0800-1630  £60 fully catered

Sun July 17 – Suffolk Rivers Cruise 

Explore the Rivers Orwell & Stour with a relaxed day sail from Ipswich, in company with yesterday’s racing  barges.

1030-1630  £60 fully catered

Sun Sep 25 – Suffolk Rivers Cruise

Explore the Rivers Orwell & Stour with a relaxed day sail from Ipswich, into Harwich Harbour and the Stour before returning.

1030-1630  £60 fully catered

Sat Oct 8 – Birdwatching Cruise

Close up birding to see the winter migrants.  In conjunction with Essex Wildlife Trust.

1030-1630  £55 fully catered

Attraction name:
Sailing Barge Cruises
From £20 per person
How to get here:
Moored outside the Old Customs House (by Pizza Express). 15 minute walk from Ipswich Station via Burrell Road.
By car, enter Ipswich via A137 and follow signs to Ipswich Dock. Public Car parks around Star Lane and Key Street.