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 Public 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 from £145 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.

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 £493 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, click on link below:

Details of the 2020 Sailing Programme click here 2020 Sailing Programme

HOW TO BOOK   for individuals or small groups

  • First step, contact us to check availability by email
  • Second step, download a Booking Form here.    Sailing Booking Form 2020
  • Third step, complete booking form and return to me by email or post, make payment by bank transfer or cheque as per instructions on form.


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 £1680 for a weekend and from £782 per day midweek.

  • This is great value at only £70.00 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 £45 for “Locking out” (charge per barge)
  • To Charter a barge email  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.

A list of all charter prices can be found using this link.  Charges for barge hire 2020

We also have a  leaflet Sailing guidelines 2019 Charters   containing further useful information for charter parties.  A pdf copy of the Trust’s Safety Policy can be accessed using this link.
TSBT Safety policy