Step aboard historic Thames Sailing Barge Edith May to get an alternative view of the Hoo Peninsula.
The sailings embark from and return to the Sun Pier in Chatham. This Medway River Trip is the perfect way to get an introduction to barge sailing, whilst taking in the historic sights of the upriver Medway.
This stretch of the river oozes with history and there will be plenty to see as the barge passes Upnor Castle (scene of the Dutch raid of 1667) and past the Chatham Historic Dockyard.
A Thames sailing barge is the ideal platform to experience these sights from, with plenty of deck space and a comfortable hold to explore. There used to be thousands of barges on this stretch of river and now there is only one. You will be invited to lend a hand setting the sails and are welcome to take a turn at the wheel – a rare chance to handle a large vessel under sail.
Once aboard, refreshments are available to purchase, including hot and cold drinks, a selection of coastal beers, Kent wines and local spirits.
The experience lasts around 80 minutes, with a little variation depending on conditions on the day.
£10 deposit on booking, refunded after you have attended your sail.