Spectacular Thames Barge Sailing Opportunity – Tower Bridge

Experience a spectacular sail

on the Thames Barge Centaur 

along the River Thames

for the Tower Bridge Event

Tower Bridge and Thames Barges

Next month, the Thames Sailing Barge “Centaur” will be embarking on a very special 6-day voyage to and from Maldon.

A procession of Thames sailing barges

passing under Tower Bridge

– and you could be part of it all!

We will sail around the South Essex coast and then up the River Thames to take part in the Tower Bridge Event, where a spectacular procession of sailing barges will go under Tower Bridge before heading to West India Dock.  

There she will take part in an Open Day on the Sunday, before returning to Maldon. 

This voyage will provide plenty of opportunities to explore the Essex coast and everything the historic river Thames has to offer.  


There are several booking options available:

  • Outward trip: Maldon to West India Dock (includes the passage under Tower Bridge and an overnight mooring in West India Dock for the Open Day)  – eve Wed 14 September to Sun 18 September – 4 nights and 3 days’ sailing for only £187.50 per person
  • Return trip: West India Dock to Maldon – pm Sun 18 September to pm Tues 20 September – 2 nights and 2 days’ sailing for only £125.00 per person
  • Whole trip: eve Wed 14 September to pm Tues 20 September – 6 nights and 5 days’ sailing all for the special discounted price of £300.00 per person – excellent value for money!

All meals and non-alcoholic drinks whilst on board are included in all of the options shown above.  But hurry if you’re interested, because there is limited availability.

If you wish to book or find out more, please contact David Gibson on 07840 862685 or email him at charters@bargetrust.org as soon as possible.

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