Torbay Half Day Sail
Our Morning Torbay Half Day Sail is a great introduction to heritage vessels and to the English Riviera. You’ll be able to get up and get out there in the bay – it’s stunning. Your cruise provides a ‘real taster’ of traditional sailing in the delightfully sheltered waters of Torbay.
Sailing on Pilgrim is a unique and exhilarating experience
Not only will you have a superb time 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 and end 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.
What will we see?
As soon as your Torbay Half Day Sail gets underway, you will pass the Brixham breakwater lighthouse and be able to savour the delights of the coastline with all the resorts spread out around you. It’s known as the English Riviera with good reason. You will see the local coves together with Broadsands and Goodrington beaches sweeping round to Paignton Pier and with vistas across to Torquay. The climate is mild, the sunshine record is coveted and the scenery is breathtaking. Whether we just stay in the bay or go a bit further out, 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!
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.
|Embarkation Time / Port||09.45hrs, Brixham|
|Disembarkation Time / Port||13.00hrs, Brixham|
|What is included||√ Hot and cold drinks plus a hot pasty or similar snack, √ 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|
Boarding & briefing
Plan for the morning
Hands-on or sit back and relax
Food and beverages
What to wear and bring
Momentos of your heritage sailing experience