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Educational Adventure Voyages

For school and youth groups, aboard the Thames Sailing Barge Thalatta. Explore another world…

Educational Adventure Voyages

For school and youth groups, aboard the Thames Sailing Barge Thalatta. Explore another world…

50 Years of Exploration and Adventure

For over 50 years Thalatta has been taking children to sea on educational voyages, filled with exploration and adventure. During their time on board children gain confidence and discover qualities of initiative and self-reliance, as they face the challenges that life at sea provides. Since 1967 over 10,000 children have benefited from this unique experience which enriches and remains with them for the rest of their lives. 

Our voyages are not limited to schools and youth groups but are also extended to any young adult group or organisation where the experience of living and working in a different world can be seen to build the qualities of good citizenship and foster team building and leadership skills.


Educational Resources for Schools and Groups

View our downloadable information sheets to print out and share with your group, depending on their age, abilities and interests.

Explore another world

Adventure voyages for children aged 9 and over. Exploration, education and adventure on the East Coast. 

Private Hire

Thalatta is available for private day sails, corporate entertaining, family celebrations, club outings, and much more.

Friends of Thalatta

Become a Friend and help support the Trust


The Thalatta Experience

Our Thames Sailing Barge Thalatta is the key part of the experience offered. Thanks to Heritage Lottery funding to supplement the Trust’s own funds she has been completely restored to ‘as new’ condition, and is now one of the finest examples of a wooden coasting barge on the East Coast today, providing a living link with the age of sail. 


Learned a whole heap, laughed a lot…

Ellen and the whole team at Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust say a massive thank you for making our days on Thalatta so very, very special. Learned a whole heap, laughed a lot and thoroughly enjoyed every part of the experience… Thank you so much for bringing so much joy and pleasure to so many…

Dame Ellen MacArthur

Just magical…

Just magical – I’ve been lucky enough to take groups of adults and children and all have loved it. Everything from Mad Jack and rope tricks to deserted anchorages and majestic sailing left us all with memories to last a lifetime.

Robin McCarthy


One of the safest and most handleable craft

Youngsters… have a five-day week on board what is really one of the safest and most handleable craft ever dreamed up by hard-headed cargo-carrying seamen. 

Hammond Innes

How to Book

Your adventure starts here…

What's On!

Events, Day Sails and Races

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Become a Friend of Thalatta…

Private Hire

A truly unique venue…