Morning Devon Sailing Cruise
Our Morning Devon Sailing Cruise provides a lovely morning out along the South Devon Coast and is a great introduction to heritage vessels. We set off in the historic port of Dartmouth, sail out into Start Bay and then along the coast to Torbay and Brixham. The whole passage features the South Devon area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Torbay is known as the English Riviera with good reason. It is a UNESCO Global Geopark recognised for its unique coastal landscape. Your cruise provides a ‘taster’ of traditional sailing.
Sailing on Pilgrim is a unique and exhilarating experience
Not only will you have a superb morning sailing our 127 year old Brixham 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 in the historic naval port of Dartmouth 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.
Where will we go?
As soon as your Morning Devon Sailing Cruise gets underway, you will sail out from Dartmouth past the castles and into Start Bay, just as the Pilgrim Fathers did over 400 years ago, We the sail along the coast to Berry Head and into Torbay. The climate is mild, the sunshine record is coveted and the scenery is breathtaking. 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 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||13h00, Brixham|
|What is included||√ Berthing, mooring & fuel costs, √ Hot and cold drinks, √ Light Refreshments, √ 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 Trip
Hands-on or sit back and relax
Food and beverages
What to wear and bring
Momentos of your heritage sailing experience