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Voyages for Schools and Youth Groups

Our adventure voyages are normally five days long, from Monday to Friday. The voyages explore the East Coast of Essex and Suffolk by going to sea and anchoring overnight in one of the many rivers and estuaries available. The new ‘junior crew’ boards Thalatta – often at Ipswich Haven Marina or The Hythe, Maldon, and are straight away given an introductory talk explaining the ‘rules of the ship’ and safety instructions. From that point on ship routine entails sailing the vessel, using the dinghies, learning about wildlife, food preparation in the galley, writing up the log and many other activities.

Find out more about our voyages for schools and youth groups, and read testimonials from some of the schools who have taken trips with us over the years.

Explore another world

Read more about our adventure voyages for schools and groups.

Private Hire

When Thalatta is not on charter to schools, youth organisations and social projects she can be used for other activities to help fund the Trust and benefit the wider community. These charters typically include corporate entertainment, company team building, family celebrations, club outings and other group events. Numbers are limited to 12 when she is underway but may be increased to 40+ for alongside static events.

Find out more about the private hire options.

Private Hire

Thalatta is available for private day sails and longer cruises.

Day Sails & Cruises

Scheduled day Sails and short cruises are run when school or other parties are not using the barge for voyages. With our Day Sails, a group of up to 12 people are taken for a trip starting and ending at the same location, such as Ipswich Haven Marina. This group is fully catered for with refreshments morning and afternoon, together with a full lunch with wine. Those wishing to do so are encouraged to take the helm and get involved with setting the sails. 

Day Sails and Cruises

We run several scheduled Day Sails throughout the year. Dates are listed on Facebook and our ‘What’s On’ page.