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Due to the coronavirus pandemic all scheduled public cruises and private charters from 20th March to the 11th July 2020 have been suspended. This includes all supper, cream tea and picnic cruises as well as private charter. 

If you have booked on one of our cruises between these dates, you be able to reschedule your cruise to an alternative date later in the summer, receive a monetary voucher which will be valid for 2 years or receive a full refund.

From the 12th July we intend to operate a Sailing Barge Experience that will be guided by advice from Public Health England and current best practices. We intend to announce the full details of our Summer season cruises by the 29th June 2020. 

If you have any other queries please contact us by email at tourist@ipswich.gov.uk 


Experience a truly memorable trip on the River Orwell on Sailing Barge Victor

Ipswich-built in 1895 and fully restored to original rig in 2006 

on either a public or bespoke cruise.

Public Scheduled Cruises

Enjoy a relaxing sail aboard SB Victor with a delicious afternoon cream tea, or evening supper cruise.

Bespoke Cruises And Events

Plan a party under sail that will wow up to 40 of your friends, family, social club or work colleagues with a safe, stable and relaxing experience.

Corporate Events

Treat your clients or staff to a unique experience where they can get involved with sailing the barge or just chill out away from the office.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience one of East Anglia’s finest wildlife spectacles and see thousands of birds on the magnificent River Stour.

Look at the supper cruise experience on the sailing barge Victor, which leaves from central Ipswich and sails down the River Orwell and back. A unique experience where you can get involved with the sailing of the barge or just chill out and relax away from the office.

Birds By Barge

On Board Victor

Our Services

Download our 2020

scheduled sailing brochure

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Details of our services can be found below