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Alice, our Beautiful Thames Sailing Barge for Charter

These days, finding a day out which offers the chance to learn a new skill whilst simultaneously being appropriate for a wide age group can be something of a challenge. Perhaps we at 4charter can help if you should find yourself in this position – considering embarking upon a bespoke sailing events day on board the Thames Sailing Barge Alice may be exactly the solution to your problem. Alice is moored next to the popular Gun Wharf Quays development in Portsmouth and is the perfect way for groups to discover the beauty of England’s coast, visiting destinations such as Southampton, Poole and Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Alice is available for charter for a multitude of different events, from family or corporate charters stretching to unique and exciting stag and hen parties.

Corporate Sailing on the Solent

A corporate boat charter is a great way of encouraging staff members to bond and share experiences, as well as creating new ones entirely. Costing as little as £50 per head for a full day, Alice’s experienced barge master can teach your entire party the finer points of sailing whilst safe in the setting of a beautiful Thames Sailing Barge refurbished in 1998 to offer the highest standard in luxury.

Skippered charters have become particularly popular within the business community in the south east, largely due to the number of international partners larger companies in this area now liaise with. If you are seeking to land a big contract or simply strengthen ties with a multinational associate, Alice will definitely help to impress anyone with a love of sailing or tourism! As well as popular locations such as Southampton, Yarmouth and Lymington, we also offer chartered trips to quieter beauty spots, for example Ryde harbour and Priory Bay.

Bespoke Moored Parties on Alice

If hitting the high seas does not appeal, Alice is also capable of hosting corporate and social parties whilst moored at the dock in Portsmouth for 35 people, which increases to 80 guests with the deck tent erected. A large saloon area is ideal for socialising, while the spacious dining area can play host for up to 60 guests to enjoy a delicious buffet. Guests will benefit from views across the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour, stretching towards the Isle of Wight, as well as having the convenience of Gun Wharf Quays right next door for continued entertainment on into the night.

However, should you wish to prolong your stay on Alice – and quite frankly, who wouldn’t? – there are a multitude of accommodation options below decks. There are four two berth cabins, one three berth cabin and four sofa beds located in the saloon to choose from, as well as a luxuriously fitted double berthed aft cabin for those wishing an additional element to their stay. All areas below decks allow for full standing head room, something which our taller visitors always greatly appreciate and which truly demonstrates why Alice is the ideal boat for professional events.

Benefits of Booking with 4charter

Here at 4charter, we wish to truly enhance the Alice charter experience for all of our guests, which is why we aim to provide a well-rounded package. If travelling by car, Gun Wharf Quays offers a special discount on parking for 4charter parties, while Portsmouth Harbour train station is only a short walk from Alice’s mooring in the marina – making accessibility just one of the points we cover well. Additionally, we are able to provide discounts and access to popular Portsmouth hotspots such as the Spinnaker Tower and Tiger Tiger nightclub, which proves very popular with our visiting stag and hen parties!

One of the hidden gems of the Solent, Alice truly opens the body of water up to experienced and novice sailors alike, letting those on board experience Portsmouth and Southampton from a mariner’s perspective. With highly reasonable prices and a truly unique experience on offer, an evening on our Thames Sailing Barge is certainly not to be missed.

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