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 £135 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 £160 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 £459 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.

The 2018 Sailing programme will be added here by 7 December.   



HOW TO BOOK   for individuals or small groups

  • First step, contact us to check availability by email or call David on 07597 600860
  • Second step, complete Booking Form ( Download a printable Booking Form here)

For  One day; weekend or longer trips use this booking form:-

Booking form Sailing 2018

  • 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 £1600 for a weekend and from £745 per day midweek.

  • This is great value at only £67.50 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  with the dates you wish to sail or call David on 07597 600860.
  • 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)

We also have a  leaflet  Guidelines Charters 2017   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

A list of all sailing and charter prices can be found using this link.    Charges for barge hire 2018