Dartmouth Coastal Sailing Day
Our Dartmouth Coastal Sailing Day provides a rare treat and is a great introduction to heritage vessels. It’s a Dartmouth special and a longer day than usual plus we’ll be sailing along the stunning South Devon coastline. It’s a one day ‘taster’ of traditional sailing in the relatively sheltered waters of Start Bay.
Sailing on Pilgrim is a unique and exhilarating experience
Pilgrim was originally registered in Dartmouth in 1895 and you will 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 sailing will start and end in the historic naval port of Dartmouth. It’s where the Mayflower sailed from in 1620 and has been at the heart of our naval history for generations. Many Brixham trawler were also built up the River Dart at Galmpton. The river descends all the way from Dartmoor to the sea and the entrance is protected by castles and is simply stunning. Dartmouth is also at the heart of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) so the scenery and situation will not disappoint.
Where will we go?
As soon as your Devon Coast Sailing Day gets underway, you will be able to savour the delights of this stunning part of South Devon. We will sail out into Start Bay and either head east towards Berry Head or west towards Slapton Sands and Start Point. The climate is mild, the sunshine record is coveted and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Whichever way we go, you will be able to soak up that scenery, wildlife and the amazing feeling of just being propelled by the wind in the sails. There’s nothing quite like it!
Take a look at Pilgrim in full sail leaving Dartmouth 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.
|Embarkation Time / Port||09h00, Dartmouth|
|Disembarkation Time / Port||17h00, Dartmouth|
|What is included||√ All onboard refreshments/meals, √ Hot and cold drinks, a light lunch and afternoon tea, √ 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’|
Boarding & briefing
Plan for the day
Hands-on or sit back and relax
Food and beverages
What to wear and bring
Momentos of your heritage sailing experience