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Sailing on a Barge for Two

Enjoy a unique sailing experience with a light lunch

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4.14.1 | 14 Reviews

Sorry, you can't take friends or family with you on this experience.

Product code: GBTB

£89

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Description

Turn back the clock and enjoy a great day out on a vintage sailing barge.

You and your partner will have a relaxing day out on this historic vessel, with the emphasis being on enjoying the scenery and the thrill of seeing these large vessels under sail. You will also have the opportunity to become involved in hoisting sails and steering if you wish. Time spent at the controls will depend on the skipper, weather, number of passengers and individual enthusiasm.

A light lunch is included with this experience which is traditionally a cheese and ham ploughman’s with a delicious dessert. Eat and enjoy your lunch whilst looking out from this stunning barge. Please note the type of food available may vary depending on the time of year.

Key Information

When can you go?

This experience is available on selected Friday dates, generally March to October.

How long does this activity last?

The whole trip will last for approximately 4 hours.

You need to know

The minimum age for this experience is 12 years old. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

You need to be reasonably agile to get on and off the ship. Please advise us at the time of booking if you have any food allergies.

We advise you to book at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance, as these trips are very popular.

This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.

You and how many others?

There will be up to 50 other people there on the day.

Family and friends

Sorry, you can't take friends or family with you on this experience.

We can’t control the weather!

This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.

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Verified Purchaser

on the sailing barge

The day was great could not be better.Nice birthday presy.thank you and your staff.

When did your experience take place? Friday 13th september 2019

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? the river orwell

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Lovely service and copious tea!!

Gift from my brother which was the perfect way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Charming, efficient and discreet service from smiley and welcoming staff and absolutely DELICIOUS tea with Prosecco. We did our best but couldn't quite polish everything off! Delightful location and spotless venue. Thoroughly recommend.

When did your experience take place? Friday 28th September 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The Barge Tearooms, Maldon

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great place for an afternoon tea

This was bought for me as a 50th birthday present. I decided to take my mother in law with me when she was down from Scotland visiting. We had a lovely afternoon. The food was fresh and tasty and the service excellent. Staff were very friendly and happy to answer questions about the boat and business etc. The view was great too. Well worth a visit not just for afternoon tea but lunch as well.

When did your experience take place? Maldon

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Maldon

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

warm welcome

We had a lovely afternoon on the barge, the food was excellent in a unique setting and would recomend strongly

When did your experience take place? december

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? malden essex

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great place for afternoon tea

We were given a voucher for afternoon tea and chose to go on a maldon barge in Maldon Quay. We were greeted by very friendly staff and the most wonderful array of food to eat. Really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this to all.

When did your experience take place? December 2016

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? hydrogen maldon

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

A great piece of history

It was a Christmas present from my son which I thought was a wonderful idea.

When did your experience take place? 24 November 2016

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Thames sailing barge Maldon Essex

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

4 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Lovely ambiance

Quirky location for an afternoon tea with a lovely ambiance and delicious food. Ample sandwiches, tasty scones and delicious cakes

When did your experience take place? November 18th

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Hydrogen Ship. The Hythe,Maldon

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Afternoon Tea On a Thames Sailing Barge

This was bought for us by our son for last Christmas as the barge is only open from October till April it was well worth the wait ,we took two friends a long with us who were accommodated very easily. Afternoon Tea was superb lovely sandwiches cakes and scones, and great service. Will definitely tell our friends great afternoon.

When did your experience take place? 3rd November 2016

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Hythe Quay Maldon Essex

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Amazing experience

I was given this tea as a present from my son and daughter in law in December so it was doubly wonderful to claim the experience in June of this year. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience as we were able to sail up the estuary on a beautifully sunny day

When did your experience take place? June

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Hythe

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Brilliant Barge

Tea was at a venue with a difference: what was once the hold of a genuine, old, Thames sailing barge, warm and snug on a freezing January day. The glasses of prosecco started things off with a sparkle and the cake stand which followed was groaning with goodies: various sandwiches, different types of cakes, scones, cream and jam! Tea and coffee finished off our feast which, needless to say we didn't manage to consume in its entirety and a 'doggie bag' was needed!

When did your experience take place? 19/01/17

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Topsail Charters barge, 'Thistle'

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

4 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
4 Service