Scilly Isles Sailing Holiday 2021
Every year Pilgrim sets off from Falmouth for our amazing Scilly Isles Sailing Holiday. This delightful archipelago off the south west tip off Cornwall is a really special place to visit. There are pristine beaches and a number of secluded anchorages. We plan to move from island to island to allow guests to explore ashore and to enjoy the stunning coastal scenery and wildlife. Over seven days we will cruise from Falmouth, around the Lizard Peninsula and out to the Isles of Scilly and back. This trip will combine wonderful open water sailing passages with time on the islands and we usually try to include picnics and a beach barbecue. Typically we will get to St Martin’s, Tresco, Bryher, St Agnes and St Mary’s but our journey is somewhat dictated by the moods of the Atlantic Ocean.
Cruising on Pilgrim to the Isles of Scilly is a unique experience.
Not only will you have a superb sailing holiday, 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 7 day, 6 night, adventure departs and returns to the historic port of Falmouth which has been a mariner’s landmark for generations. Charles Darwin arrived in Falmouth on HMS Beagle from the Pacific Ocean in 1836. Throughout the trip 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. Our Scilly Isles Sailing Holiday is always a much loved part of our busy summer programme.
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.
Top photo courtesy of Tom Corser – Wiki Commons
|Embarkation Time / Port||11.30hrs, Falmouth|
|Disembarkation Time / Port||12 noon, Falmouth|
|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’|
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