Sat 10 Jul 21
1 day
Trip Reference

Day Sailing from Falmouth

Have a wonderful Day Sailing from Falmouth on sailing trawler Pilgrim BM45. It  provides a lovely day out and is a great introduction to heritage vessels. The excitement of the trip is enhanced by the fact that you will be sailing along the stunning Cornish coastline. Your cruise provides a one day ‘taster’ of traditional sailing in the sheltered waters of the Fal Estuary and around the Lizard and Roseland peninsulas.

Sailing on Pilgrim is a unique and exhilarating  experience

Not only will you have a superb day out sailing our 125 year old sailing trawler, but 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 port of Falmouth at the mouth of the Fal River. Falmouth has a bustling harbour and has been a haven for seafarers over centuries. Charles Darwin landed in Falmouth in 1836 from HMS Beagle at the end of her five year voyage. Today, it combines tourism with a thriving shipyard, many marine businesses and a growing university campus.

Where will we go?

As soon as your Day Sailing from Falmouth gets underway, you will be able to savour the delights of the Fal Estuary with Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle guarding the seaward entrance. The Cornish climate is mild, the sunshine record is coveted and the scenery is breathtaking. On this cruise you will be able to appreciate the 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  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.

Additional information

Embarkation Time / Port09.45hrs, Falmouth
Disembarkation Time / Port16.30hrs, Falmouth
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

Guests are asked to embark at 9.45am so everyone can meet and be in good time for the 10am briefing. The skipper and crew will then run through the plans for the day and give the essential safety briefing. Information on finding Pilgrim and on parking and transportation arrangements are in the Sailing Guide provided and on the website.

Plan for the day

This all depends on the wind, the weather and the tide. The Fal Estuary provides a delightful sheltered cruising area if needed. We hope to venture beyond Pendennis Point along the Lizard Peninsula and may visit the Helford River or possibly cruise round the Roselands.

Hands-on or sit back and relax

All of our guests are encouraged to help the crew sail the boat. They will show you the ropes and ask you to help. Alternatively, if you just want to enjoy the sailing and the scenery, you can sit back and leave it to others. Feedback from past guests suggests that those who get involved get the most enjoyment out of the day. Lifejackets are provided for all on board and are compulsory unless the skipper advises otherwise.

Food and beverages

You will start the day with a brew. We will serve lunch during the trip and the menu will be dictated by the fresh ingredients we can source and the weather conditions on the day. Before we arrive back in Falmouth, we will serve a light afternoon tea. Non alcoholic drinks will be available all day as required.

What to wear and bring

Even in mid Summer, it can be cool out at sea so we make sure you bring some warm layers although you still may need your sun hat. You should also come prepared with wet weather gear just in case. 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 – just in case.

Momentos of your heritage sailing experience

You will be invited to select from our range of regalia clothing and other momentos before you leave home and anything you order will be available to you on the day. These are also available in our Online Shop now. We will also provide you with a facility to upload your photos and share them with fellow guests. After your cruise we will award your ‘Heritage Sailing Crew Certificate’ if you have chosen to help the crew sail Pilgrim

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