An amazing experience can be had on Ironsides Sailing Barge

Whether you want to journey up the Thames, seek wild countryside or visit quiet seaside hamlets we can arrange a trip to suit you. Our guests can participate in working the vessel or simply relax on deck and in the spacious saloon. Further south across the thames to, Whitstable and the East Swale, Faversham and then to the Medway ports at Rochester and Chatham. The Thames is navigable up to the Pool of London and Tower Bridge. There are many piers where we can arrange to pick up passengers.
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  • A great view sailing past the Maunsell Forts
    A great view sailing past the Maunsell Forts on the Thames estuary. The Maunsell Forts are armed towers built in the Thames estuary during the Second World War to help defend the United Kingdom. They were operated as army and navy forts, and named after their designer, Guy Maunsell. Read More
  • Had a great day out on Ironsides
    What a great experience for me and my friends to be able to go sailing on an original Thames sailing barge. The captain was brilliant and explained about Ironsides barge and it is now 117 years old and built in Essex. Read More
  • Recently unearthed historical photos of Ironsides
    IRONSIDES was built by Stanfield and Clarke, Grays, Essex in 1900 and sold to Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers. She carried stone from Portland to London under sail alone. She was nearly lost after a collision at Limehouse around 1909 and nearly lost again in a gale at Dungeness in 1928. Read More
  • Visiting Ironsides for tea
    What a lovely afternoon we had when in Faversham, visiting the Ironsides Thames Barge. "Ironsides was a great place for me and my freinds to come on board and taste a great cream teas. The barge is in Faversham and we fancied a break after shopping and we found them very welcoming." Read More