Trains, Shanties, Pirates & Princesses

Join us for a memorable train ride on the Saturday & Sunday of the festival. Our special trains will have shanties, pirates, princesses and more! Book your Shanty Special online

There are different sea shanty crews on each train (times are from Manningtree):

Saturday 8th October – 11.00 hrs Kernow Buoys, 12.00 hrs Capella

Sunday 9th October – 11.26 hrs The Vagrants Crew.

Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership will again be running special Shanty Trains along the picturesque Mayflower Line between Manningtree & Harwich Town. With Shanty singing, pirates, activity packs and prizes.

Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership

Tickets & full details at




Princess on Shanty Train waiting to be rescued

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