The Best of Westcountry Sailing 2017

Voyage No. Start date End date Start port End port Days Price
BE210317 Fri 21 Apr (16.00) Sat 23 May (10.00) Fowey Fowey 3 £290 Book voyage »


Fowey, one of the most picturesque harbours in the world and where you will join Bessie Ellen for a few days of living a life governed by fresh air , sails and salt water.

The sailing here is world class, giving the adventurous sailor or the complete beginner a challenge.   On board, you, the voyage crew take part in hauling sails, steering and navigating under the eye of the skipper, while the professional crew are on hand to teach traditional rope work and navigation techniques.

Voyage Details

Voyage Description

At night we will find an anchorage up a creek or picturesque Cornish harbour, perhaps rafting alongside other vessels and enjoying the atmosphere and camraderie of life at sea, of story telling and playing music over a nightcap under the stars.

Experience More!

  • First time sailors will receive a complimentary RYA Logbook
  • On arrival you will be welcomed with a luxury Cornish cream tea
  • Stretch your legs along the National Trust SW coast path
  • Try your hand at hunter-gathering along our shores

“An amazing time, brilliant food, sailing & company. Many thanks x” Samantha T

Who the Voyage Would Suit

First Time sailors, musicians, star gazers, sailors at all levels, gardeners and bird watchers.


At sea, we may be lucky enough to see a seal colony lazing on the rocks or dolphins playing in the bow wave as we sail. Sunfish and basking sharks are more summer visitors, but with warm spring sunshine they can be seen close in shore.

For bird lovers, our coasts and cliffs become the breeding grounds for many of the popular species such as, fulmar and kittiwakes and in some rarer spots, puffins. Less likely to be seen out at sea, but certainly up nesting in the cliffs are the Chough. A member of the crow family, they have recently returned to Cornwall after 50 years.


Useful Information

How to get there:

Meet on Town Quay. We will then take you to the vessels berth.

By Rail: First Great Western to Par. Both are central By Road: From Exeter 97 miles, 2 hrs.A30 via Launceston & Bodmin, then A39. www.theaa/route-planner

Start Location:

End Location:

Where to Stay:

If you are travelling earlier than the joining date we can suggest:

The Old Ferry Inn, Boddinick where the owner Pascal from Brittany will look after you extremely well.


The Galleon, Fowey

Plenty of B&B’s

Visitor Attractions:

Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell.

Shipwreck Centre, Charlestown

Lanhydrock House, Bodmin




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