Our Devon Coast Sailing Explorer is an ideal way to round off the holiday season with a few extra snatched days away! We will be setting off from Plymouth and exploring the delightful coastline, bays and estuaries of South Devon. You will get the chance to soak up the stunning scenery and experience exhilarating sailing on our beloved and fully restored heritage sailing trawler.
Sailing on Pilgrim is a unique experience. Not only will you have a great time sailing, 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.
This 4 day, 3 night sailing adventure will likely feature visits to historic ports like Salcombe and Dartmouth. If the weather is kind, we will also anchor overnight in secluded bays, coves or river estuaries. As we proceed east we will come into Start Bay, Lyme Bay and Torbay which surround the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). We will make sure there’s time to explore ashore and the hardy ones can ever have an end-of-season swim! The water temperature at this time of year is near it’s peak!
Your cruise will 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.
Wherever we go on our Devon Coast Sailing Explorer, you will be able to appreciate the scenery, the wonderful wildlife and the amazing feeling of just being propelled by the wind in the sails. That’s really special!
|Dep Time / Port||12 noon, Guest transfers available from Brixham to Plymouth if required. Ask for details., Plymouth|
|Arr Time / Port||12 noon, Brixham|
|What is included||√ All onboard refreshments/meals, √ Berthing, mooring & fuel costs, √ Bunk linen, √ Transfers by train and taxi to Plymouth is included for those leaving cars in Brixham, √ 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’|