Sailing Barge Victor
Sailing Barge Victor
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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 to experience living history.We can accommodate comfortably up to 40 guests. 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.
Ipswich, Suffolk, England

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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SalsaChickNik
Galera, Spain1,269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Superb evening out - relaxed, scenic, delicious food and gorgeous views! Highly recommended. Very grateful to our friends for booking us on this supper sailing with them on Sailing Barge Victor from Ipswich.
Written 11 August 2023
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Johnt
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Yesterday evening my wife and I went on the supper cruise on the Victor. We were out for 4 hours on the water and when there enjoyed a suburb supper cooked by the local bistro. The time absolutely flew past. It is a magnificent barge and the captain and Crew make it a special event. As well as the meal there was a bar running and it was an experience sitting on the deck with a glass of red wine! At one point we were dodging a shower but it did not dampen our enjoyment. The event cost £50 which is good value for a cruise and full meal.
Last year I went on the cream tea cruise which I reported on then .We went from North Suffolk but there was convenient nearby hotel accommodation where we spent the night.
We would go again
Written 22 July 2023
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Escape58504856929
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Another wonderful day aboard Victor.. the crew were so friendly and knowledgable.. so relaxing and the perfect way to cruise down the Orwell.. too scones too 👍😊
Written 29 June 2023
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Becky P
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
What a lovely afternoon, and what an amazing cream tea with homemade scones. A bit uncomfortable but ask for a cushion from downstairs!
Written 28 June 2023
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Kaybee0001
Norfolk, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
A fabulous trip on the Orwell on Victor. A wonderful experience going out to sea under sail and back using the engine. Such a smooth, majestic trip.
The crew were fantastic, running a very tight ship, the afternoon tea was awesome (scones to die for) and everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Would highly recommend.
Written 28 June 2023
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annaszabo2016
Ipswich, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We chartered the whole boat for a full day to celebrate our 60th birthdays, sailing all the way down the Orwell and up the Stour rivers. We have been on the Victor many times and it is always a wonderful experience. Wes and his crew couldn't have been more friendly and helpful.
The Victor is surprisingly spacious, there was plenty of room for all 40 guests to sit up top and enjoy the glorious scenery. We organised a bring a plate buffet and there was ample room to store it in their big fridge and set it out for our guests to enjoy. The bar was very reasonably priced, with a good choice of drinks and Billy on the bar was a great help throughout the day.
Most of our guests were Victor virgins, and they all said what a great day they had had. Forget the village hall or pub lunch, a trip on the Victor is a really memorable way to celebrate with your family and friends!!
Written 20 June 2023
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Dom H
Colchester, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
What a lovely way to spend the afternoon - we took the picnic cruise from Ipswich Waterfront and spent a fabulous 4hrs on board.
We we welcomed warmly, and everyone from booking to captain were friendly and welcoming.
I would thoroughly recommend this trip - we went for an 80yr old birthday and were a family from 5yr old to 80 - all catered for!
Sailed down past Pinmill in light winds - with some interesting local knowledge from the captain - even got a chance to steer!
Written 29 May 2023
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Donna J
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The Victor offers an opportunity to step back in time, to slow the pace and soak up the ambience of this charismatic sailing barge. Fantastic, engaging and knowledgable crew, a delicious and plentiful afternoon tea, enjoyed in the most wonderful setting. You are made to feel welcome the moment you step aboard. Thank you.
Written 29 August 2022
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john s
Ipswich, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Beautiful old barge, great trip and excellent food. Highly recommended. Look forward to the next time. John & Annie
Written 26 August 2022
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Ikenman
suffolk16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Another great trip on the lovely sailing barge Victor. Fabulous weather too. Thanks again to Wes and crew for letting me helm and the lovely scones. See you again next year.
Written 24 August 2022
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