There are two ways to book a sail with us:
A) Sail with others as part of a crew of 12, OR
B) charter the barge for your own party of 12.
Details of both options below……………..
A) Sail with others as part of a crew of 12. As an individual or small group you can join others to make up a crew of 12 on one of our Trust Sails. Often these are run over a weekend, you board on Friday evening and return on Sunday afternoon. There is a well equipped galley and food supplies are included for Sat and Sun.
Prices are £130 per person for a weekend sail. When a Barge Match (Race) is included in the trip there will be an additional cost of £25 per person. (Total £155 per person)
A 15% discount is available if your booking covers 4 or more trips, i.e. 4 weekend sails booked at the same time will cost £442 plus Match fee(s) if applicable.
Occasionally we will do one day sails and also longer trips up to six days, prices for each trip are shown in the Sailing programme.
To see 2017 Sailing programme click on link below. (Updated 18 Aug)
HOW TO BOOK for individuals or small groups
- First step, contact us to check availability by email email@example.com or call David on 07840 862685
- Second step, complete Booking Form ( Download a printable Booking Form here)
For One day; weekend or longer trips use this booking form
- Third step, send booking form with payment to address on form. (If you want to send form by email and pay online see booking form for details)
B) Charter the barge for your own party of 12. You can Charter a barge for yourself and family and friends up to a maximum of 12 people. Charter rates are £1555 for a weekend and from £725 per day midweek.
- This is great value at only £65 per person per day. (based on 12 sailing)
- Charter trips normally depart from either Maldon or Ipswich with occasional trips from the North Kent/Medway.
- Sailing from Ipswich will incur an additional fee of £40 for “Locking out” (charge per barge)
- To Charter a barge email firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates you wish to sail or call David on 07840 862685.
- The charter party booking is subject to the Trust’s Terms and Conditions. The T&Cs together with all the information about where and when to board the barge, notes on sailing safety and what to bring for the trip will be made available to the Charterer as part of the booking process.
Our Charter brochure contains lots of information about how we operate as well as charter rates. Charter Brochure 17 (web)
A list of all sailing and charter prices can be found using this link. charges-for-barge-hire-2017