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 to experience living history.
It is unique as a barge that was built in Ipswich and has worked all its life in the East of England, and proudly represented Suffolk in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
The barge is moored outside the Old Custom House so take a stroll along the waterfront and admire this beautiful old vessel, which has been lovingly restored and maintained, or why not join skipper Wes and his crew for a sailing trip out along the River Orwell. Make memories that will last a lifetime!
Sailing Barge Victor's public cruises are specially designed for individuals, families and friendship groups to enjoy a relaxing sail. Full inclusive of food. Departing from the Old Custom's House at Ipswich Dock, passing through the lock gates and sailing down the beautiful and historic River Orwell and under the Orwell Bridge.
Sailing Barge Victor's private cruises cater for larger family occasions, social groups and corporate events.
Enjoy exclusive sailing cruises for up to 40 guests. There is a licensed bar on board with a range of fine Adnams beers, cider and soft drinks. Please call to discuss your requirements and create your own memorable itinerary. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy informal commentaries from the skipper and crew on the maritime history of the area. Why not take the helm, pull some ropes, enjoy the peace, watch the birds or simply relax. the choice is yours.
There is also the opportunity to cruise with friends in the afternoon and then to extend the evening with on board entertainment whilst at quayside outside the Old Custom House at Ipswich Waterfront. Departures are from Ipswich or Harwich.
Sailing Barge Victor also offers quayside parties. Why not host your own quayside party on board Sailing Barge Victor located outside the Old Customs House at Ipswich Waterfront or at Harwich Ha'penny Pier.
Private cruises and quayside parties are only available as advanced bookings.
For further information contact the Ipswich Tourist Information Centre:
NB: Sailing times are constrained by tides and cannot be delayed under any circumstances. Local parking available.