Vessels of all Sizes. From our smallest boat Eve of St Mawes a pilot cutter, through Bessie Ellen a two masted ketch up to three masted square rigger Europa.
|Voyage Number||Vessel||Starting Port||Ending Port|
|AG280313||Agnes||Falmouth, UK||Falmouth, UK|
|Booking fee||Voyage duration||Start date and time||End date and time|
|GBP £20.00||5 days||28/03/2013 - 15:00 to 02/04/2013 - 10:00||28/03/2013 - 15:00 to 02/04/2013 - 10:00|
|Berth Type||Availability||Price||Special Price|
|Per Person||Available||GBP £490.00||n/a|
Join us for the first trip of the season. Spring is in the air and to start the season we will be travelling where the wind blows, exploring Cornwall’s small fishing ports and tiny anchorages. We find all the best sandy beaches and steep sided creeks with wooded slopes. From the fishing communities of the Lizard to the tiny stone harbours beyond Dodman Point.
Our cruising is adapted to give our guests a wonderful chance to visit natural environments far from the madding crowd. After a good day spent out in the elements you will be able to retreat to the warm and cosy saloon to enjoy a freshly prepared meal cooked with local Cornish produce. The food on Agnes is destined to be one of her best selling points.
No previous experience of sailing is necessary, but we try to encourage our guests to participate with the sailing of this pilot cutter. You will find yourselves enriched by getting involved in the pulling of ropes, taking the helm and handling of sail.
The remoteness of the Cornish coast this far west bring its own special reward to those who travel with us. Amazing starry nights with no street lights to cuase light polution, so clear infact that the Milkyway has three dimensions like the muscles in your arm. Ocean sunsets to die for, isolated lighthouses all with their unique sequence of flashing times. Tiny fishing harbours that are still in use today by inshore fishermen and women. Some of the bissgest cliffs on the south coast of Cornwall that have been sculptured by pounding winter gales and wild wind. Almost tropical white sands with sparkling mica sticking to your toes; woodlands stunted by the wind but with trees adorned with lichen (a sure sign of unpolluted air) and lush ferns and springs along the many coastal footpaths.
The Gulf Stream provides unexpected sightings of turtles, sunfish and more regular visits by dolphins (common, bottlenose and risso’s dolphin), porpoises, whales and giant basking sharks. Gales often bring in wheeling gannets, tiny storm petrels, guillemots, razorbills and even puffins.
The Fal and Helford Estuaries are designated as Special Areas of Marine Interest. Breeding seals hide in sea caves and deep "zawns", a Cornish word for a deep cleft in the cliffs probably caused by the collapse of a cave. The drowned river valleys (called rias) have dense oak woodlands with branches sweeping down to deep green waters. At low tide the mudflats are home to egrets, curlews, oystercatchers and leggy herons—all the birds that go screech. At night you hear owls hooting in the moonlight, and a few guests have seen elusive otters in the early morning mists.
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"Thank you so much to Bessie Ellen and her owner, captain and crew. It was a long held dream of mine and my dream ca...
"Thanks so much for a wonderful week on Eve. She’s a beautiful boat and sailing on her was, for me, a perfect way to...