Pilgrim’s South West Coast and Rivers is one of our favourite cruises. We set sail from Brixham and work our way right along the stunning Devon and Cornwall coast to Falmouth over six days. This trip features visits to picturesque historic ports and harbours combined with sensational sailing, delightful scenery and wonderful wildlife. Popular places on passage include Dartmouth, Salcombe, Plymouth and the River Tamar, Looe and Fowey. We may also anchor off favourite spots like Cawsands, Mevagissey, St Mawes or in the River Fal and in the Helford River.
Cruising on Pilgrim 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.
Your 6 day, 5 night sailing adventure will start 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.
After six days cruising our South West Coast and Rivers cruise will finish in the historic port of Falmouth where Charles Darwin landed from HMS Beagle in 1836. You will sail into the Fal Estuary between Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle like generations of mariners have done before. It’s a sight to behold.
Why travel from Torbay to Falmouth using the A30 or A38 when you can take the terrific tourist route down the coast and explore the harbours and rivers on the way?
|Dep Time / Port||12 noon, Brixham|
|Arr Time / Port||12 noon, Falmouth, Return transfers to Brixham included if required. Ask for details|
|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’|