Create memories that last a lifetime, join us aboard our Tall Ship, Helen Mary R for a hands on sailing holiday or day voyage on our beautiful classic 57ft Bowman Ketch. Experience the adventure and widen your horizons by sailing in the South West of England. The South West has the best cruising grounds for sailing; see dolphins, whales & bountiful wildlife, visit amazing places such as Fowey, Salcombe & Dartmouth, all of which allow expeditions ashore where you can experience great dining and interesting places.
All of our voyages are ‘hands on’ that merge traditional seamanship on a modern vessel. You can relax and enjoy the grace, seaworthiness and character that makes Helen Mary R unique, in fact she is one of only 14 Bowman 57’s. Whether you are a novice or old salt voyages are suitable for all.
With no experience necessary, come and experience sailing at its best. We welcome solo adventurers, couples, or groups of friends or family of all ages. Helen Mary R is also available for whole boat charter, perfect for a group of up to 12, for a special occasion or great adventure holiday. Although all our voyages have a professional crew, we encourage everyone to join in as this is a truly hands on sailing adventure. There are many chances to learn the ropes, steer, hoist sails and enjoy life on board. Getting involved in all aspects of running the boat is good fun, a great adventure and a rewarding teamwork experience.
Tall Ship Experience Days
Bring the family along on one of our Tall Ship Experience days, introduce them to sailing on this fun and exhilarating trip! At 57ft long ‘Helen Mary R’ is large enough to be stable, but fast enough to be exciting for both novice and experienced sailors alike. With a real “hands-on” focus everyone can get involved, with children and adults all getting the opportunity to steer the boat, work on the foredeck and just enjoy the thrill of sailing. With family fun as the main aim of the trip, our Skipper and Crew will ensure there is lots of action throughout.
Our Tall Ship Experience days are great fun for all the family, as it is something everyone can do together. Whether it’s pretending to be on the Black Pearl, the rush of steering a 57ft yacht, or the pleasure at harnessing power from the wind alone or just the fun of working as part of the team, there is something for everyone to take away from this experience.
Sailing Holidays in the West Country
A sailing weekend or short break on Helen Mary R offers a great taste of life under sail and a perfect getaway. You can also join us for a longer voyage of 2-7 days of unforgettable adventure sailing. How better to arrive than on a stunning sailing boat that turns heads at every turn?
Experience the best of West Country sailing along the rugged coastlines, indented with picturesque fishing villages, beautiful bays with a rich maritime history. Sailing in the West Country is perfect for a short break or longer adventure holiday offering an extensive choice of places to visit. Explore the coastlines of Cornwall, Devon or Brittany or the remote Isles of Scilly. Contact us for prices on our holiday voyages.