Thames Sailing Barge ‘Edith May’- Tiller & Wheel

Tiller and Wheel Ltd are proud to offer unique experiences aboard their fully restored Thames Sailing Barge ‘Edith May’.

From relaxing Afternoon Tea Cruises to exciting Barge Matches, we have trips suitable for all.

Guests are limited to a maximum of 12 per trip, resulting in an exclusive experience where the crew will be able to introduce you to the art of sailing the barge and offer the opportunity of helping to set the sails and take the helm.

Sailing is not all about pulling ropes and a big part of the day is the food. We stock a range of local and coastal beer, wine and spirits and all our food is homemade using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

Mainly based on the River Medway and River Swale, the barge is also entered into the ‘Barge Championship’ - a series of 8 races held all over the East Coast. Join the crew for the day and sail in competitive company with up to 15 other barges - a unique spectacle on our waters.

Getting afloat is only a few clicks away...

Opening Times

Trips are available between May and October. The times of the trips vary according to the tides, please see website for details.


The Dock,
Lapwing Drive,
Lower Halstow,

Entry Price