Harwich To London
Sailing Holiday Type – Coastal Day Sailing
We have loved it all from being at the helm, hoisting sail, fixing fenders and weighing the anchor.
You can book on any of our sailing holidays as a complete beginner or an experienced sailor. All the training you need to fully participate onboard is included. You’ll be hoisting sails, steering, and generally participating in all the things that sailors do. That includes watching the sunset in a quiet anchorage at the end of the day.
If you have never sailed before, more information about what to expect is here
About The Thames Estuary
The Thames Estuary is Trinovante’s ‘home’ territory, it’s where she was built, and a fascinating area for a weekend break.
Steeped in sailing history and tradition, it’s one of the last places in the UK where you will see traditionally rigged boats as a matter of course. Fishing smacks and sailing barges race here throughout the season.
In the quiet river anchorages, you will hear the distinctive call of oystercatchers and other wading birds feeding on the mudflats as the tide ebbs and flows.
Just a day sail up the coast, you’ll be part of the busy commercial activity on the River Orwell at Felixstowe, the largest container port in the country.
Join the ship in the historic sea port of Harwich.
The most likely route from there on this leg is to sail down the Wallet and past the Gunfleet wind farm to either the River Colne or Blackwater.
From there we may head across the shipping lane and past the Red Sands towers fortifications to the Swale where there is a big seal colony and the anchorage feels wild and remote.
Sailing off anchor the following morning, Trinovante will probably head to one of our favourite anchorages. Lying off Southend Pier with the bright lights of the seafront and the longst pier in the world as a backdrop could be a fitting end to the day.
On the last day, Trinovante will head up the Thames to London taking in all the iconic sights as we go.
We have timed this leg so we’ll have the tide under us and will arrive just before high water for our final berth at Tower Bridge where Trinovante will be berthed right in the heart of London
All voyage notes refer only to possible itineraries – where we sail, the type of sailing and passage lengths and the places we call into will be entirely dependent on the wind and weather at the time.
What’s included in the price?
- All meals onboard
We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Obviously, if you choose to eat ashore, this is at your own expense. We can cater for most diets, but you must let us know about special diets at the time of booking. We cannot cater for special diets at short notice.
- Non-alcoholic drinks
Ships rules are no drinking alcohol at sea or if we are about to sail. This does NOT mean Trinovante is a dry boat – it’s fine to have a drink in the evening when we are at anchor or alongside. We don’t sell alcohol on board so bring your own.
- Use of life-jackets and wet weather gear
What is not included in the price?
- Your travel to and from the ship.
Every voyage has travel information pages and info about finding the ship in harbour.
- Travel insurance
This is compulsory for all voyages apart from Sailing Weekends.
We have a page on Buying Travel Insurance For Sailing Holidays
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3 nights FULL
Two sailing weekends to get out on the water in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
5 Nights £795
Sail the rural rivers of the Thames Estuary to finish at Tower Bridge in London.
14 nights £1960
A voyage to Orkney lasting several days with time to sail and explore ashore in Orkney.
High summer sailing and exploring in the Orkney Islands
A voyage from Shetland To Orkney Or Orkney To Shetland
A sailing holiday in Shetland with time to explore ashore.
8 nights £1280
Sail south along the Scottish coast across the Moray Firth and past Bass Rock.
4 Nights £640
Sail on the East Coast rivers and up to the centre of London.