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Ipswich Waterfront, Outside Old Custom House
Suffolk, IP1 1BY
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Experience a truly memorable trip on the River Orwell on Sailing Barge Victor Ipswich-built in 1895 and fully restored to its original rig.

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 to experience living history. 

● We can accommodate comfortably up to 40 guests. 

● Free parking for coaches for parties of 30 or more. 

All scheduled cruises are available for private charter or corporate events, subject to availability.Drinks and refreshments may be purchased from our licensed bar on board which includes a range of fine Adnams beers, cider and soft drinks. Please note that ALL drinks consumed must be purchased on board. In the event of insufficient numbers or adverse weather, the Company reserves the right to offer a full refund or places on alternative cruise dates.PUBLIC SAILINGS Specially designed for individuals, families and friendship groups to enjoy a relaxing sail on Sailing Barge Victor. FULLY INCLUSIVE of complimentary food. Departing from the Old Custom’s House at Ipswich Dock, passing through the lock gates and sailing down the beautiful and historic River Orwell and under the Orwell Bridge.


Delicious, freshly cooked hot supper with side salad and bread roll. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when booking. SAILING DETAILS & TIMES: Depart & Return: 18.30 – 22.00 Fridays May to September.


Freshly baked fruit and plain scones with jam and clotted cream served with tea or coffee. SAILING DETAILS & TIMES: Depart & Return: 13.00 - 17.00 Wednesdays and Sundays May to Sept.

Accessibility Information

Due to the historic nature of the barge, access onto and around the barge is limited. Please contact the Ipswich Tourist Information Centre for further details or if you have any concerns. Tel 01473 258070 Email [email protected]

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