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Mid Week Sail, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Sail

Voyage Number Vessel Starting Port Ending Port
PM040918 Pilgrim Brixham Brixham
Booking fee Voyage duration Start date and time End date and time
GBP £20.00 1 Night
04/09/2018 - 12:00 to 05/09/2018 - 12:00
04/09/2018 - 12:00 to 05/09/2018 - 12:00
Berth Type Availability Price Special Price
Per Person Available - Book Now GBP £159.00 n/a
Voyage Description:

Sail, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Sail

It’s simple and fun to join a Sail, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Sail voyage on Pilgrim.

No need to worry about previous sailing experience or coming on your own.

Sailing from beautiful Brixham in Torbay, Devon and sail to arrive either in historic Dartmouth or the beautiful Ansteys Cove Bay in style aboard Pilgrim of Brixham, a classic heritage sailing ship. 

Refreshments are served as you board at 1200hrs, and later an afternoon tea en-route.  

Sailing in the afternoon.

Whilst you enjoy the scenery, our onboard cook will have prepared a traditional Devon Cream Tea for you and later on a tasty two course supper for you and your fellow guests to enjoy. You can then relax, before you settle down for a comfortable night’s sleep.

In the Evening

Before retiring for the night on Pilgrim and if in Dartmouth, you may want to step ashore to explore, or just stay onboard and drink in the view.

The following morning, enjoy the sights and sounds of the River Dart or the Babbacombe/Teign coastline, then a delicious breakfast on board, before we set sail homeward to Brixham.

Overnight on board

Your overnight accommodation is on Pilgrim in very comfortable bunks. Please note there are no cabins on Pilgrim bunks are in shared spaces.

Morning with Breakfast onboard.

Experience the early sights and sounds of the River Dart, then a delicious breakfast on board. We may have time to sail a short way further up river to see the famous Britannia Royal Naval College where officer training has taken place since 1863. Then we set sail back to Brixham.

Morning Sail

As we return home there is time to capture any photo opportunities you may have missed on the outward journey, including the half mile long breakwater and lighthouse built in 1916 to protect Brixham Harbour and the town from tidal surges following the great storm in 1866.

What to Expect on your Sail Dinner, Bed and Breakfast:

Pilgrims home port of Brixham is a picture postcard fishing port with pretty colour-washed fishermen’s cottages rising up around the old harbour. On your departure and return you will also see other heritage and classic sailing boats as well as fishing trawlers in and around the busy harbour.

On board you can either sit back, relax or help the crew hoist the sails and even take the helm – it’s up to you!

Whatever you decide, you will enjoy the magnificent scenery, fresh air and exhilarating sailing. Our Skipper and Crew will be on hand to ensure that your time onboard is as enjoyable as it can be.


Points of interest during your Sail Dinner, Bed and Breakfast:

Landing over 40 different types of fish, Brixham is an important fishing port.. The catch can be eaten both fresh off the boat in Brixham’s quayside restaurants and cafes, and is exported all over the world. Closer to home, Brixham’s resident grey seals can be regularly spotted on the lookout for a free fish breakfast, lunch or supper!

As we set sail to Berry Head, the marine wildlife really comes into its own. This dramatic limestone headland is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and is home to a sea bird colony of guillemots, black legged kittiwakes, kestrels and seagulls.  We are often accompanied by dolphins or porpoises here, so make sure you are up on deck with your camera to get some great shots of the amazing sea life. If you like bird spotting keep an eye out for Peregrine Falcons that can nest on the cliffs of Berry Head.

Sailing past Berry Head, look for the lighthouse built in 1906 which has the distinction of being the smallest, but highest sighted lighthouses in the British Isles.  Its white light can be seen for 14 nautical miles. This area is also the site of a Napoleonic Fort built between 1794 and 1804 – Designed to protect Torbay from the French in the days when Torbay was a strategic naval anchorage.

Enjoy the seascape and dramatic coastal scenery with interesting rock formations creating rugged limestone cliffs, sandy bays, coasta­­­l coves and inlets.  We sail past St Marys Bay, a popular caravan holiday destination, the dramatic headland of Sharkham Point and then, hidden from view, the National Trust property of Coleton Fishacre, once the home of the Doyle Cart family.

A ‘Day Mark’ built in 1864 on the eastern side of the estuary helps us identity the River Dart.  We then pass the Mewstone rock just outside the mouth of the river.  This is often another spot to see the occasional harbour porpoise, common grey seal as well as cormorants, guillemots, gannets and sea gulls.

The rocky entrance to the r­­­­­­­iver is guarded on the west side of the estuary by a 15th Century castle, which also incorporates the church of St Petrox.

Kingswear, the harbour town directly opposite Dartmouth has its own historic castle. During the 2nd world war, the two fortifications were linked by chains at dusk to damage enemy ships attempting to enter and attack the shipping in Dartmouth Harbour.

Weather- Wind and Tides!:

This is the part of your sailing trip that unfortunately we unable to control! As a result we cannot guarantee that all destinations/experiences referred to in this description will be in your itinerary exactly as stated, however we will always do our upmost to deliver a great experience.

The Dartmouth Music Festival is always a popular event and promises to leave you with some amazing memories to share when you are back on land!

What is Included

  • All onboard refreshments/meals
  • All sailing instruction
  • Use of onboard safety kit
  • Berthing, mooring & fuel costs
  • onboard accommodation
  • Bunk linen - duvet and pillow
  • towels by request

What's is not included

  • Wet weather clothing. Please bring your own waterproof trousers and jacket. They don't have to be specialist sailing waterproofs.
  • Travel Insurance (but you can buy a policy from our recommended insurer Topsail insurance)
  • Alcoholic drinks (but you are welcome to bring a bottle of wine or two for evening meals.)
  • Car park fees at home port
  • Cost of on-land transport/meals
  • Towels for swimming use
  • Joining or onward travel costs

More About Pilgrim BM45

Brixham Sailing Trawler Pilgrim, with her distinctive red sails and old fishing number BM45, is the newest addition to a small fleet of historic vessels sailing out of Brixham. This 74ft wooden sailing ship was once part of a fleet of over 2000 deep sea sailing trawlers that revolutionised the way fish were caught in Europe. Today only a handful of wooden sailing trawlers survive, and Classic Sailing are proud to work with four of them in their new role as adventure charter vessels. These seaworthy and powerful sailing vessels take crossing the Channel in their stride, make comfortable expedition ships for exploring near and far, and offer stable platforms for those new to sailing.  

She has overnight berths for 12 but Pilgrim generally only sails with a maximum of 10 guest crew on residential trips. Her professional crew is usually a crew of 4 including skipper, mate and cook. 

To learn more about the vessel, her accommodation and layout below decks, and her amazing history and restoration from Victorian working fishing trawler to adventure charter boat, see our vessel pages on Pilgrim. You can also read what other guests have said about her and check out her photo gallery.

Pilgrim - Vessel Pages

Voyage Itinerary and ports.

Due to the vagaries of weather, tides, safety considerations, ships and crew abilities (amongst other things) or mechanical problems Classic Sailing Ltd can make no guarantee of the itinerary of the voyage, including, joining ports, destinations to visit and leaving ports. Every effort is made to fulfil the itinerary for the voyage but the Captain’s or Skipper’s decision is final. Joining and end ports are hardly ever changed but where they are as much notice as possible will be given and ways sought to alleviate connection problems.

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