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Cream Tea Trip

Booked this to celebrate my dad’s 80th Birthday for my parents and myself. From the time we set... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah U
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Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
Afternoon cream tea and sail down the river Orwell as a birthday present.

A fantastic afternoon we motored down to Felixstowe Dock and then sailed back to Ipswich. We were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philip S
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Oundle
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Sailing Barge Victor is a perfect marriage of a majestic and traditionally rigged 19th century sailing vessel with comfortable, modern facilities for guests. A sailing trip on Sailing Barge Victor offers a truly memorable and affordable opportunity...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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St Stephen's Lane | Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, Ipswich IP4 1BY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this to celebrate my dad’s 80th Birthday for my parents and myself. From the time we set foot on the Victor we were made to feel welcome and looked after. My dad knows Wes the master from years ago when he worked around Ipswich...More

Thank Sarah U
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wes and the crew were honoured to be part of your dad's 80th birthday and it was a pleasure to share this special occasion with you. When people who have a knowledge of Ipswich's maritime history get together it is always good to be able...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic afternoon we motored down to Felixstowe Dock and then sailed back to Ipswich. We were able to have ago on the ships wheel and also help with pulling the sails up & down which I chose to help with certainly gave an upper...More

Thank Philip S
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Phil, many thanks for making time to write a review. Thank you for taking an active part in steering, raising the sails and helping to guide us home. I appreciate that we were delayed on this occasion which was frustrating, but you did manage...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely tranquil evening on the Sailing Barge Victor - a fabulous way to unwind from a busy day. I didn't realise the Orwell was that beautiful, especially at dusk. The crew were great and our hosts Natalie and Kevin made us feel very at...More

Thank marionG5623XK
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marion, many thanks for joining us for an evening of business networking and relaxation. The River Orwell is a beautiful part of our fabulous Suffolk coastline and it doesn't quite get the recognition that it deserves. So it was kind of you to mention...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, maybe not romance...but certainly romantic in the truest sense. Yesterday evening a group of river loving business people cruised down the Orwell River on this truly magical barge. What a great history comes with it. There was great fun, drinks and a buffet laid...More

Thank Jenna C
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jenna, Thank you for making time to post your review. We loved having you on board and we loved your kind words. We really appreciate your positive feedback and for bringing a little romance into our hearts. With love and best wishes on behalf...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great evening trip, perfect weather and excellent service from a really friendly crew. Lovely little bar downstairs and great atmosphere in the cabin.

Thank Adrian D
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Adrian, it was good to see you at the recent business networking event. We really appreciate your positive feedback and we are pleased that you had a good time. Kind regards on behalf of Wes and the crew.

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon spent traveling from Ipswich to Harwich. Cream tea was delicious. Beautiful weather. Very relaxing Crew were a good laugh and informative.

1  Thank Chris B
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chris, many thanks for posting a review, we always welcome feedback and it is good to know that our crew are informative and always good for a laugh. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards on behalf of Wes and the crew.

Reviewed 30 June 2018

Beautiful summer’s evening cruise on this lovely barge. Skipper and crew were fun and informative. They have this down to a tee with passenger numbers for the space above deck and down below, sensibly priced bar and choice of good hearty fare. The views are...More

Thank Suff0lkPunch
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making time to write a review. We always attempt to offer our visitors a memorable experience. We are enjoying some beautiful evenings on the River Orwell and even in the height of Summer it is always cooler when you are out on...More

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon relaxing with friends! We took a picnic lunch and had the cream tea later on. Great and very friendly guides to talk us through the beautiful scenery. Absolutely incredible weather just made the day even more perfect....More

Thank Ellen C
LoveIpswich, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hi Ellen, we were blessed with some beautiful weather to enjoy the stunning Suffolk scenery. It was a perfect day and it was lovely to share it with you. Many thanks for your feedback and kind words. On behalf of Wes and the crew.

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I was treated by dear friends, to a cream tea voyage on The Victor. A wonderful experience, especially as passengers have the chance to take the wheel of this beautiful sailing barge. My chance came on the return trip up the Orwell when we were...More

2  Thank LesReni C
LoveIpswich, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Many thanks for your feedback and sharing your experience. I am pleased that you you were prepared to take the wheel and steer us home. Kind regards and thank you on behalf of Wes and the crew..

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Celebrating with family and friends 20 of us. What a great experience. Used Val from Taylor-Maid for food which was wonderful every one commented on how good it was. Also skipper, Billy and rest of the crew were what made this such a good experience...More

Thank Swindy1953
LoveIpswich, Public Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Many thanks for your kind words and it is always good to know that when we are part of a celebration that we provide a good experience. Billy, Val and the crew work hard to ensure that everyone has a good time. I will ensure...More

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I have just spotted this enquiry and I apologise for the very belated response..For the 2016 season our prices start from just £25.. check out our website for the full list of public cruises and prices.
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