Every summer Plymouth is packed for the fireworks and we’ll be there on our British Fireworks Championship Cruise. For 2020, why not turn it into a short break holiday cruise with a spectacular firework highlight.
Fireworks on Pilgrim are a unique experience. You get to see the whole show from your own boat with a berth on site and you can enjoy it with a lovely group of people. Add in a superb sailing holiday and it’s an unbeatable experience. You will also get to see how Victorian fishermen handled these heavy and powerful vessels. You will be able to assist the crew to sail Pilgrim in the traditional manner yet benefit from the modern guest facilities we have on board.
Your 6 day, 5 night sailing adventure will start and end in the historic fishing port of Brixham at the southern end of Torbay. Brixham is often referred to as the ‘mother of trawling’ as it was at the heart of the development of the sailing trawler and is still England’s most productive fishing port to this day. It is bustling now, as it was then, and the harbour is still characterised by quaint colourful fishermen’s cottages and scores of fishing boats.
We will sail out around Berry Head, along the stunning South Devon coast and possibly stopover in Dartmouth or Salcombe on route. Alternatively we may anchor off Blackpool or Slapton Sands and have a beach barbecue. Then we sail into the wonderful Plymouth Sound to find our vantage point for the fireworks displays. There will be time for trips ashore and we’ll likely cruise up the River Tamar past the Royal Naval Dockyard and under Brunel’s famous railway bridge.
Once the shows are over, we’ll have a leisurely sail back to Brixham over three days and will try to check out places we passed on the way down. The scenery is simply stunning and there’s wonderful marine wildlife along the way. Our British Fireworks Championship Cruise is a superb way to combine a fabulous sailing holiday with one of the best events in the Devon summer season.
Top photo courtesy Herbythyme
|Dep Time / Port||12 noon, Brixham|
|Arr Time / Port||12 noon, Brixham|
|What is included||√ All onboard refreshments/meals, √ Berthing, mooring & fuel costs, √ Bunk linen, √ Use of lifejacket and other onboard safety gear|
|What is not included||× Alcoholic drinks, × Car park fees at home port, × Towels, × Travel Insurance, × Wet weather clothing|
|Important Notes||* Please make sure you understand our Terms and Conditions and the cancellation policy, * Travel Insurance is required which covers ‘Adventure Sailing’|