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Sailing Barge Victor is a perfect marriage of a majestic and traditionally rigged 19th century sailing vessel with comfortable, modern facilities for guests. A sailing trip on Sailing Barge Victor offers a truly memorable and affordable opportunity...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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St Stephen's Lane | Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, Ipswich IP4 1BY, England
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

I came along as a carer for a young man who loves boats, trains, buses etc. The crew members, especially Dave and Alex were outstanding with the young man in question; allowing him to help on the deck with various jobs, switching on the engine...More

Thank MWheatley
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review about you recent trip aboard Sailing Barge Victor. The crew work hard to ensure that all visitors enjoy the experience and it it means a lot to know that our efforts are appreciate....More

Reviewed 27 September 2018

4 hours under sail on the historic 123 year old magnificent working barge Victor.Old fashioned sailing techniques,expert skipper,full of facts and humour.Crew charming and homemade,onboard scones and cream.Can't think of a better English sunny afternoon activity.Highly recommended.More

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LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind words and your appreciation of Sailing Barge Victor that was built in Ipswich in 1895. We agree that there isn't anything much more English than enjoying warm homemade scones whilst sailing along the River Orwell. Thank you for your recommendation....More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

We motored through the lock and down the River Orwell, under the Orwell Bridge (which to my eyes has great strength and beauty as seen from the water) and down towards Felixstowe. The weather was warm but with a pleasant breeze (so take an extra...More

2  Thank bassic_steve
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your magical memory and it is good to know that the unique experience of sailing aboard an historic sailing barge can inspire thoughts and ideas for the future. Once again many thanks for sharing your experience and your kind words. We...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Had another great sail down the Orwell and back in time for the fireworks. Skipper full of knowledge as usual and everyone on-board were very friendly, can't wait to go again.

Thank Xantherick T
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank your for kind words and for sharing a few photos of your sunset and fireworks cruise with us. It was a lovely evening and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards on behalf of Wes and the crew.

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Booked this to celebrate my dad’s 80th Birthday for my parents and myself. From the time we set foot on the Victor we were made to feel welcome and looked after. My dad knows Wes the master from years ago when he worked around Ipswich...More

Thank Sarah U
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Wes and the crew were honoured to be part of your dad's 80th birthday and it was a pleasure to share this special occasion with you. When people who have a knowledge of Ipswich's maritime history get together it is always good to be able...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

A fantastic afternoon we motored down to Felixstowe Dock and then sailed back to Ipswich. We were able to have ago on the ships wheel and also help with pulling the sails up & down which I chose to help with certainly gave an upper...More

1  Thank Philip S
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hi Phil, many thanks for making time to write a review. Thank you for taking an active part in steering, raising the sails and helping to guide us home. I appreciate that we were delayed on this occasion which was frustrating, but you did manage...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018

A lovely tranquil evening on the Sailing Barge Victor - a fabulous way to unwind from a busy day. I didn't realise the Orwell was that beautiful, especially at dusk. The crew were great and our hosts Natalie and Kevin made us feel very at...More

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LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hi Marion, many thanks for joining us for an evening of business networking and relaxation. The River Orwell is a beautiful part of our fabulous Suffolk coastline and it doesn't quite get the recognition that it deserves. So it was kind of you to mention...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

Well, maybe not romance...but certainly romantic in the truest sense. Yesterday evening a group of river loving business people cruised down the Orwell River on this truly magical barge. What a great history comes with it. There was great fun, drinks and a buffet laid...More

Thank Jenna C
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hi Jenna, Thank you for making time to post your review. We loved having you on board and we loved your kind words. We really appreciate your positive feedback and for bringing a little romance into our hearts. With love and best wishes on behalf...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

Great evening trip, perfect weather and excellent service from a really friendly crew. Lovely little bar downstairs and great atmosphere in the cabin.

Thank Adrian D
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hi Adrian, it was good to see you at the recent business networking event. We really appreciate your positive feedback and we are pleased that you had a good time. Kind regards on behalf of Wes and the crew.

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon spent traveling from Ipswich to Harwich. Cream tea was delicious. Beautiful weather. Very relaxing Crew were a good laugh and informative.

1  Thank Chris B
LoveIpswich, Guest Relations Manager at Sailing Barge Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hi Chris, many thanks for posting a review, we always welcome feedback and it is good to know that our crew are informative and always good for a laugh. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards on behalf of Wes and the crew.

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Just go, its worth the money whatever it costs, just so relaxing and away from the noise of town.
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