Educational Adventure Voyages
For school and youth groups, onboard the Thames Sailing Barge Thalatta. Explore another world…
For over 50 years the East Coast Sail Trust has provided educational voyages onboard Thalatta for children aged 9 and over, filled with exploration and adventure. In addition to the educational opportunities our voyages provide, children gain confidence and discover qualities of initiative and self-reliance, as they face the challenges that life at sea provides. Since 1966 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 young adults sponsored by social services, disability charities, military resettlement organisations and any 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.
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.
Explore another world
Download our brochure for schools and youth groups.
Thalatta is available for private day sails, corporate entertaining, family celebrations, club outings, and much more.
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