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Easter Break voyage

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 - Book Now GBP £490.00 n/a
Voyage Description:

Sail in company with Pilot Cutter Eve of St Mawes and Gaff Cutter Eda Frandsen.

Join us for the second trip of the season, a Gourmet Easter Break. Spring is in the air and 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.

Jo's cooking is definitely another highlight of sailing on Agnes. Luke will have you working hard above decks, working up an apetite and then working it all off! Sailors do really need hearty good food, and sailing a Pilot Cutter will really boost your apetite. Not only will you not go hungry, but you will be treated to some amazing dishes and be stunned as to what can be produced from the ships galley.

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.

On this voyage Agnes, little sister Eve, and Eda Frandsen will all sail in company, which will not only be a sight for sore eyes, but also great fun. There may be an opportunity to sail on the other vessels if conditions and time allow, should you so wish.

Wildlife at Sea & Ashore

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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