Tue 18 Jun 24
4 days, 3 nts
Trip Reference

Cornish Coastal Adventure

Pilgrim’s Cornish Coastal Adventure is an fantastic opportunity to explore the south coast of Cornwall. You will be sailing on our amazing fully restored sailing trawler built in 1895. She’s restored as original above deck and with comfy contemporary accommodation down below.  We have room for 10 passengers on this 4 day 3 night summer sailing adventure out of Falmouth. It’s a fabulous way to have that special holiday break in Cornwall that all your friends will envy.


Sailing on Pilgrim – An Experience of a Lifetime

Sailing on Pilgrim is a real life adventure! You can learn how the very first trawlermen used to handle these heavy and powerful vessels. If you’d like to, you will be able to work alongside the crew to sail Pilgrim in the traditional manner, or you can relax and enjoy the sail. Either way, you’ll enjoy the modern guest facilities we have on board.

Your Cornish Coastal Adventure will feature the sheltered waters of the Fal Estuary and we are likely to visit beautiful St. Mawes. Once out of the estuary our passage may include the enchanting Helford River and the stunning coasts of the Lizard and Roseland peninsulas. Depending on weather and tides we may sail round to Mounts Bay and possibly visit St Michael’s Mount or venture along the coast to Mevagissey and Fowey. Wherever we go, you will be able to enjoy exhilarating sailing and soak up the fabulous scenery and the wonderful wildlife. Pilgrim provides a chance to see Cornwall in summer from a different perspective and in good company but away from the crowds and congestion.

Take a look at Pilgrim in full sail here. You can find out more about life on board Pilgrim by reading our SAILING GUIDE. This tells you all the things you’ll need to know to make the best of your time onboard. If you would like to read reviews of guest experiences on Pilgrim check them out here.

Prices quoted are per single berth to include all meals as described. For more room or even your own ‘en-suite facilities’ please enquire by email. These are offered subject to availability on certain sailings by payment of a supplement. Contact sailing@pilgrimofbrixham.org.uk


Additional information

Embarkation Time / Port12h00, Falmouth
Disembarkation Time / Port12h00, Falmouth
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, × Wet weather clothing, x Ensuite or additional space that is subject to availability for a supplement, Travel insurance – over 12 miles
Important Notes* Embarkation arrangements in Falmouth vary and may involve dinghy transfers. Guests will be notified by SMS message 24 hours prior to boarding, * Please make sure you understand our Terms and Conditions and the cancellation policy, * Travel Insurance is required which covers ‘Adventure Sailing’

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Boarding & briefing

Guests are asked to embark at 12h00. The skipper and crew will then run through the plans for the trip, get to understand guest preferences and give the essential safety briefing. Information  on parking and transportation arrangements are in the Joining Instructions. You will receive an SMS message prior to your departure day with the gate code for the marina in Falmouth.

Plan for the Trip

This all depends on the wind, the weather and the tide! We will be sailing out of Falmouth and cruise the estuary and the coast of south Cornwall. We will anchor in quiet coves overnight or visit the delightful harbours and rivers along the way.

Hands-on or sit back and relax

Our past guests frequently tell us that getting involved in helping to sail Pilgrim was of the day, so we encourage everyone to help the crew sail the boat. Don’t worry! They’ll show you the ropes and support you. Alternatively, if you just want to relax and enjoy the sailing and the scenery, you can sit back and leave it to others. Lifejackets are provided for all on board and are compulsory unless the skipper advises otherwise.

Food and beverages

You will start the trip with a brew and lunchtime snack. We’ll follow that up with afternoon tea and a two course dinner. Each day we will serve breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. The menu will be dictated by the fresh ingredients we can source and the weather conditions and our situation from day-to-day. On the last morning we will just serve breakfast.

What to wear and bring

Even in summer it can still be cool out at sea so we suggest you bring extra warm layers and maybe a hat. You should also come prepared with wet weather gear. Don’t forget your phone or camera to capture the stunning scenery and amazing wildlife. It is important to bring sun screen to protect yourself and if you think you might need it – consider a travel sickness remedy before you set off each day- just in case.

Something to remember your heritage sailing experience

We have a range of branded clothing and other items in available in our online shop. Why not order before you leave home and it can be available for you to collect on the boat. We love to see guests photos and share them on our social media. We’ll provide you with a QR code to upload your photos so we know we have your permission to use them.
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