Our South Devon Day Sail is a great introduction to heritage vessels and to the stunning South Devon coastline. Your cruise provides a one day ‘taster’ of traditional sailing in the sheltered waters of Start Bay, Lyme Bay and Torbay. This is a one way sailing from Dartmouth to Brixham.
Sailing on Pilgrim is a unique and exhilarating experience. Not only will you have a superb day out sailing our 125 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 port of Dartmouth. It is one of the celebrated picturesque harbours on the South Devon coast and home to the Britannia Royal Naval College and centuries of seafaring history. The Pilgrim Fathers’ sailed from Dartmouth in 1620 and that 400th anniversary will be celebrated all year.
As soon as your South Devon Day Sail gets underway, you will be able to follow generations of mariners who have sailed out between the castles into Start Bay. Pilgrim will head out to sea and along the coast towards Berry Head. At the end of the afternoon we will head into our home port of Brixham.
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.
Even in Autumn the climate is mild, the sunshine record is coveted and the scenery is breathtaking. Sailing on Pilgrim, 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!
N.B. For guests who want to park in Brixham for this Day Sailing. there is an 0836 bus from Brixham to Kingswear arriving 0855 (No. 18). This would give plenty of time to get the passenger ferry across to Dartmouth in time for this sailing (Bus time correct as at 01/09/19)
|Dep Time / Port||10.00hrs, Dartmouth|
|Arr Time / Port||16.30hrs, Brixham|
|What is included||√ All onboard refreshments/meals, √ 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’|