Exactly 400 years ago the Pilgrim’s sailed from Dartmouth to Plymouth as they headed westward for their epic transatlantic crossing to the New World. They had two ships in convoy the Mayflower and the Speedwell. They put into Dartmouth in Devon, England on 23rd August 1620 for repairs to Speedwell and then set sail from Bayard’s Cove in Dartmouth for Plymouth to continue their inspirational journey. 400 years later we will be commemorating that sailing on our Pilgrim Mayflower Commemorative Passage.
Pilgrim is part of the official Dartmouth Mayflower 400 celebrations. Just as they did in 1620, we will sail out of the River Dart past Dartmouth and Kingswear Castles and into Start Bay and around Start Point. We will rely on the wind and tides just as they did to finally reach Plymouth.
Our Pilgrim Mayflower Commemorative Passage will re-create that historic trip on a 75′ long, traditional sailing vessel that is a member of the UK National Historic Fleet. We will arrive into Plymouth in time for guests to be there for the 400th Anniversary Festivities which will be on a massive scale. What our passage will do is different. It will give our guests the chance to experience and reflect on how those Pilgrim’s must have felt out at sea sailing to their destiny. There will be ample opportunity to help the crew sail the vessel and see how these heavy traditional sailing vessels handled the weather, the tides and the sea. Above decks it will be true to life. Below decks we have contemporary facilities where we provide comfy bunks and appetising food. Chef may be tempted to create at least one meal reflective of the times we are commemorating!
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It will appeal to descendants of the Pilgrim’s, historians and those with an affection or a fascination of the way traditional sailing vessels operated. The scenery will be spectacular and the marine wildlife will capture your attention. Above all though, this passage will give you an opportunity to put your head in the place where the Pilgrim’s were….and yes on a vessel named Pilgrim!
|Dep Time / Port||12 noon, Dartmouth|
|Arr Time / Port||12 noon, Guest transfers back to Dartmouth available if required. Ask for details, Plymouth|
|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, × 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’|