Chatham & Harty Ferry Cruise (Rivers Medway & Swale)

Chatham & Harty Ferry Cruise (Rivers Medway & Swale)


14/04/2022 - 18/04/2022    
All Day


Bookings closed


Harty Ferry Rd
Leysdown on Sea, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 4BQ

Event Type

Join us for one of our longer cruises to Chatham and Harty Ferry, behind the Isle of Sheppey. Sail across the Thames Estuary and see the Shivering Sands Army Fort,  and the wreck of the Montgomery . Other than the obligatory sand banks and wind farms on route, there is easy access to the River Medway.

Once into the Medway it’s a short but interesting run into Chatham Marina. On the Friday take the time to look around Chatham’s historic docks and make some rope.

Saturday takes us through the Swale which at full tide is reasonably straight forward. Under the lifting bridge and on through to Harty Ferry.

The abundance of anchoring (holding is very good) or mooring buoys (East Coast Pilot has details I’ve never been charged, pick one up and be prepared to move if asked). makes this a nice trip for those who want to get away from the marina and stick a toe into the sailing safari life.

Once secure, enjoy a quick hop via your tender to the Harty Ferry Inn, or slightly farther to Faversham. This is best taken on the flood and returning on the ebb. There’s plenty of pubs, including a haunted pub! ‘The Shipwrights Arms’.

On the return trip over the Themes past the Knock John Tower

Helpful Sites

As always, feel free to make you own arrangements but below are the provisional Club timings.

Sunrise- 06:07 Sunset-19:55

Thu 14th Shotley to Chatham- 52.2M, ETD 05:00, ETA 15:27

Sat 16th Chatham to Harty Ferry- 19.8M, ETD 11:00, ETA 14:46

Mon 18th Harty Ferry to Shotley- 45.4M ETD 09:55, ETA 19:00


Bookings are closed for this event.

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