Sailing for Special Occasions

For an event to remember you need a venue you’ll never forget. We have a wealth of experience in creating memorable events whether they are wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, stag or hen parties. A special event with Viking Mariners is one that you and your guests with truly savour.

Exclusive use Yacht Chartering for Special Occasions

For a truly personal and exclusive experience, why not charter one or more of our vessels and let us create a bespoke event especially for your family event such as a birthday, anniversary, graduation or celebration? Whether you’re looking to organise an intimate occasion or a grander affair, we can create a package to cater for anything from 10 to 100 guests.

After a quick safety briefing you and your guests will set sail from the historic Ipswich Waterfront, bound for gentle adventure on the river. As you sail down the River Orwell you’ll pass a shoreline with a rich history, soaking up an area of outstanding natural beauty. Whether you are an experienced sailor yourself, or have never set foot on a yacht, we’re confident that you’ll find sailing an unforgettable experience.

You may also want to get involved with crewing the sailing yacht boat or you can choose simply to sit back, relax and enjoy a day on the ocean wave indulging in fine food and good company. Our crew are excellent hosts and are experienced in delivering sailing experiences that are comfortable and uniquely luxurious.

Conveniently based in Ipswich Suffolk our sailing yachts cater for every requirement and budget. We can set sail from Ipswich or alternatively offer the option to pre-position the vessels to start in a number of locations around the East Coast such as Harwich, Woodbridge, Yarmouth, Dover or Ramsgate or even St Katherine’s Dock London. Further afield why not try our favourite overnight continental destination of Nieuwport Belgium just a short distance from historic Bruges.

Celebrate in style...

  • Celebrations, Birthdays and Family Events
  • Christmas & New Year
  • Easter & Spring Bank Holidays
  • Real Sailors Weekends – Not for the faint hearted
  • Mersea Week – East Coast Racing and Social Calendar
  • Round the Island Race (South coast)
  • Cowes Week (South coast)
  • Offshore Rib Blasts
  • Water Skiing and Wakeboarding
  • Hen parties
  • Spa days & weekends

Exclusive Charter Packages

We have included details of our most popular packages below.  Prices start at £95pp (based on 10) - call us for a chat on 01394 421209 or use our contact form - we have great ideas and happy to talk through your personal requirements to create the perfect bespoke package for your celebration.

Half day sailing celebration

Meet your fellow sailors to set sail from the historic Ipswich Waterfront, bound for gentle adventure on the river.

Relax and take in the beautiful sights during this 4 hour sail. On our return sail to the marina you will be served a cream tea and a glass of something special to toast your celebration whilst enjoying the colourful views of the River Orwell.

Exclusive use 4hr charter fee: £1140*
(*up to 10 people)

Return sail for lunch at The Pier

Set sail on one of our luxury yachts bound for The Pier at Harwich

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the River Orwell before disembarking at the ancient Harwich Harbour and a brief stroll to The Pier Hotel. After a traditional seaside lunch of fish & chips followed by a knickerbocker glory for dessert, your guests can relax as they softly sail back down the Orwell to Ipswich.

Exclusive use 6hr charter: £135pp
(*based on 10 people & includes 2hr waiting time at The Pier)

Full day sailing celebration

Celebrate in style with your family and friends on a luxury fully-catered day sail.

Spending a day on one of our yachts will be a day to remember. Guests can experience the joy of cruising on the open water without lifting anything heavier than a wine glass or  the opportunity to get stuck in and help crew the yacht.

Exclusive use 8hr charter: £1650*
(*up to 10 people)

Exclusive Charter Vessels

Sailing Yacht: Viking Blue

A stylish, comfortable and fast cruising yacht. This bluewater cruiser couples excellent accommodation with great performance.

Viking Blue boasts 3 twin cabins with occasional berths in the saloon meaning it can accommodate up to 10 passengers on day sails and 8 passengers on a 24 hour basis.

Catamaran: Alchemy

A catamaran built to ocean-going standards. Alchemy is a well equipped vessel providing a large stable platform with shallow draft allowing for easier embarkment, making it ideal for less confident or able passengers.

3 Twin cabins accommodate up to 8 passengers on day sails and 6 passengers on a 24 hour basis


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