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Sunrise at the harbour

About your trip

Plan Your Trip: FAQ

Where do we Sail?

One of Greta’s most popular trips is a visit to the World War II Army Forts designed by Guy Maunsell. The Forts can be seen from Whitstable and Herne Bay.

We regularly sail through the Kentish Flats Wind Farm, out to the Red Sands WWII Army Forts or towards Herne Bay Pier, Reculver Tower and back to Whitstable Harbour. 

We often watch the seals and seal pups sunning themselves, or lazily playing in the shallow water.

We leave from the south quey at Whitstable Harbour, the different trips are determined by the weather.    

All trips are subject to weather, give Skipper Steve a call 24hrs before your trip to check what the weather will be.

Safety on board

Please be aware that passengers will have to board and disembark

via a ladder attached to the harbour wall, at their own risk but of course over seen by the skipper. 

We suggest that you wear casual comfortable clothes, usually jeans/casual trousers/shorts and casual tops. A pair of non-slippery deck shoes are essential.  No high heels please.

Although you can take shelter below deck, we recommend that you also bring a lightweight jacket/fleece.

For those hot sunny days, don't forget your hat, sun cream & sun glasses.

Your safety is always our priority.

Whilst getting on, onboard and getting off the barge follow all instructions and directions from Skipper Steve and his crew.

Trip Information

Day trips on the Thames Barge Greta can be up to 6 hours long, we recommend that you bring cold drinks and sandwiches with you. We provide warm drinks

Children are of course welcome, but must be supervised at all times, and remain the responsibility of the party at all times.

Please also be aware we have two small boat dogs on most of the trips.

They are very friendly dogs but will beg for food.  

Where to park?

Where possible use a Long Stay Car Park.

Long Stay 'Gorrell Tank' car park which is accessed via Westgate Terrace off Cromwell Road. Satnav users should use Post Code CT5 1LB.

For further details about Whitstable car parks CLICK HERE 

You can drop passengers off inside Whitstable Harbour but cannot take cars along the South Quay where we are moored. (just a short walk from the drop off points)

We do have access to some locked parking bays, if you would like to use one please call Skipper Steve on: 07711657919 so he can arrange it with you.    

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