Staycation Heritage Sailing Holiday
Our Staycation Heritage Sailing Holiday will cruise the stunning southern coasts of Devon and Cornwall. You will be sailing on Pilgrim of Brixham, our amazing fully restored Victorian sailing trawler built in 1895. She’s restored as original above deck and with comfy contemporary accommodation down below. We have room for 10 passengers* on this 8 day, 7 night summer cruise. While the south west of England will be bursting with holidaymakers, it certainly won’t feel like it on Pilgrim. Our Devon and Cornwall holiday cruise will visit delightful anchorages, historic ports and enchanting estuaries away from the crowds.
Sailing on Pilgrim is a unique and exhilarating experience
This cruise will combine exhilarating sailing with coastal scenery that is simply stunning and wildlife that never ceases to surprise. Most of the coast we will cruise along is either part of the South Devon or Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The marine wildlife may typically include dolphins, porpoises, seals, sunfish, basking sharks and numerous sea bird colonies. There have even been sightings of Orcas this season already.
Where will we go?
No two trips are ever the same. Pilgrim’s staycation heritage sailing holiday will enable you to get away from it all and be out in the fresh air with good company in wonderful surroundings. We set sail from the historic Devon fishing port of Brixham on the English Riviera and pass round Berry Head and set course westward. Our stopovers may include historic ports like Dartmouth, Salcombe, Plymouth and Fowey. The bays and anchorages in between also offer great settings for wild swimming, picnics and barbecues. Some of them feature hard to reach beaches not readily accessible from the South West Coast Path. Our skipper will try and tailor the cruise based on guest preferences, but he will also be taking account of the tides and the weather from day to day.
* Ensuite Accommodation available
This year we are able to offer ensuite private cabin facilities at a premium subject to availability. Guests who want more privacy can book exclusive use of our forepeak and and our main cabin, both of which have separate heads including showers. This may suit couples or family groups wanting to berth together onboard. Please enquire about prices.
This summer holiday features full board accommodation and will suit people of all ages (Min age 8)
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. Our Covid Testing Policy is here.
|Embarkation Time / Port||10.00am, Brixham|
|Disembarkation Time / Port||10:00am, Brixham|
|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’, Please see Covid Testing Policy|
Boarding & briefing
Plan for Cruise
Hands-on or sit back and relax
Food and beverages
What to wear and bring
Momentos of your heritage sailing experience