at the old historic

port of Faversham

off the swale estuary,

we are only 75 minutes

from London by train.

Ironsides sailing area

is the Thames Estuary

from Aldeburgh in Suffolk

to Whitstable on the North Kent Coast.

We can arrange to start and finish trips

from Maldon, Pin Mill, Chatham

and of course London.

Whether you want to journey up the Thames,

seek wild countryside or visit quiet seaside hamlets

we can arrange a trip to suit you.

Our guests can participate in working the vessel

or simply relax on deck and in the spacious saloon.

Many ports of call are regular including Aldeburgh,

Orford, Woodbridge, Harwich, Mistley, Pin Mill and Ipswich.

Sailing south the Walton Backwaters

are a lovely natural archipelago of saltflats and islands

where you can explore creeks and find pirates

and then the Colne,

we find Rowhedge, Wivenhoe and Brightlingsea.

Maldon lies at the head of the unspolit and lovely Blackwater.

The Crouch is another area of interest.

Further south across the Thames

to Whitstable and the East Swale, Faversham,

and then to the Medway ports

at Rochester and Chatham.

The Thames is navigable up to the Pool of London and Tower Bridge.

There are many piers where we can arrange to pick up passengers.