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Pilgrim Groups

Pilgrim is ideal for sailing charters and group cruises, holidays and activities. Great for family get-togethers, special interest and youth groups, reunions, or special birthdays. 

There is so much to do both on and off the water. We can stop off at a secluded cove for you to have a beach barbeque, or why not bring a paddleboard or your fishing rods, or experience a truely wild swim?

Dinghy sailing
Paddle or body boarding
Wild swimming

Beach Barbeques
Dartmouth Castle
Torre Abbey
Steam Railway
Native Woodlands
Agatha Christie’s home – Greenway

Extended / Multi family holidays
Special birthdays or anniversaries
Student or family reunions
Ashes scattering at sea
Youth clubs and special interest groups
Festival, regattas and special events

Although we have an ‘a la carte’ approach to sailing charters and group cruises, we start with  a basic all inclusive package (excluding alcohol) that can built up or down according to the interests and requirements of our your group. We can also discuss variable dining requirements, for instance where you may not want to be aboard all day and to eat out for instance.

Choice of Duration and Destinations

Groups of guests can charter Pilgrim and have exclusive use for short or extended sea passages, harbour hopping, visiting beaches, coastal cruising and participating in festivals and regattas. We can cruise Devon and Cornwall, the Channel Islands, Brittany and out to the Isles of Scilly or you choose your own destination.

Activities aboard, ashore and on the water

Water based activity such as kayaking, wild swimming, dingy sailing, paddle or body boarding, coastal walks, orienteering fishing, diving, art, cookery, photography, steam trains, gardens and National Trust visits, castles and it goes on! The potential is almost endless

Bespoke Catering Arrangements

Groups who charter can arrange the catering plan to suit their activities and needs. B&B, half board, full board, special diets, kids menus, beach BBQ’s, picnics (or three meals a day, which is our standard offer plus refreshments and snacks throughout the day

Period adaptation for education, TV drama and documentary

Pilgrim was built in 1895 so we have got history sorted! The vessel is an excellent platform for TV drama and documentary and also for educational projects. Above decks Pilgrim is original, below decks for have modern facilities will suit any drama kings and queens!

Our Maritime and Coastguard Agency Licence allows us to carry maximum of 10 guests on board, in addition there is a crew of 5 including qualified skipper and cook which is ideal for one or two families or one extended family or special interest group. Children 8 years and above will really enjoy exploring on Pilgrim and we consider younger children at the discretion of the skipper based on the type of voyage or activities you want to do.

Family groups often say that being on Pilgrim is a great way to get everyone together across generations. Technical gadgets are cast aside and everyone enjoys activities plus talking and having meals together! You can create lasting memories while working together with the crew to help sail Pilgrim. There really is something for everyone! Our crew are very creative at getting the youngsters and teenagers involved on-board, on the water and ashore.  

Sailing can be very exhilarating but your safety and enjoyment is in the hands of our experienced professional skipper. Our ability to undertake any passage or reach specific ports is dependent on weather and sea conditions. Our skipper will try and take that into account when working with you to plan you voyage and activities.  It is not usually the boat, the skipper or crew that will limit us, but what our guests feel able to tackle!

So to recap, for sailing charters and group cruises you choose how you want to use Pilgrim and we put together a package. That will include all of the elements you want for your voyage or holiday. We will  work with you before your trip to put all the features together and come up with a package that is attractive and affordable. Booking your own boat for your group can be surprisingly surprisingly competitive when compared with other available options.