Good for

  • Cruising
  • Exploration
  • Ocean passages
  • Training
  • Wildlife
  • Winter sun
  • Sun
  • Racing

Duration

  • 2 - 6 days
  • 1 week +
  • 2 weeks +

Cornwall

Where better to experience the stunning south coast of Cornwall than from the sturdy deck of a beautiful tall ship?

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Cornwall’s coastline is paramount to her rich history; tales of trade and smuggling intertwine themselves with the dramatic cliffs and sweeping sandy bays.

VentureSail is based in Cornwall, and many of our ships call its waters home – resulting in a wide range of vessels touring the stunning coastline and making trips over to the Isles of Scilly during the summer months. Set sail from Fowey and explore some of Poldark’s filming locations, hunker down in the Helford for the night before voyaging up to Falmouth. Wherever your venture takes you, sailing holidays in Cornwall are a popular destination for many of our guests.

The variety of life aboard

Learning the ropes is a great challenge for sea-dogs and landlubbers alike. The rewards are simply breathtaking: being aboard a historic ship cascading over ocean-blue waves is a thrilling experience for all ages.

With visits to quaint harbours where you can sample delicious clotted cream ice cream and soak up the hustle and the bustle of a busy Cornish summer. Of course, if it all gets too much, you can sail away to any number of secluded coves and sandy beaches, accessible only by water.

Sheltered coves and starlit nights

Perhaps one of the best parts of staying on a classic ship in Cornwall are the still evenings, where the peaceful little coves become an astronomer’s dream. The star-studded sky seems infinite from the deck where you can observe comets, shooting stars, and the silvery moon. You’ll be swept away by the romance of Cornwall and its stark contrast to modern life.

Home comforts

In Cornwall particularly, food forms an important part of life, both ashore and afloat. The crew endeavour to source local delicacies where possible, making sure you receive the superlative Cornish dining experience to ensure your stay is truly outstanding.

Read more about sailing in the Isles of Scilly here

2021 Easter Sailing in Cornwall

Discover and explore the Cornish Coast with exhilarating sailing by day and hidden anchorages by night onboard Pilot Cutter Pellew.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 2 April 2021

2021 Easter Sailing in Cornwall

Sail the beautiful Cornish Coast by day and discover hidden anchorages by night on pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 2 April 2021

2021 Easter Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Early spring is one of the most delightful seasons in Cornwall and there can be no better way to shake off the winter blues and celebrate this stunning time of year than by getting out on the water.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 2 April 2021

2021 Taster Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Discover and explore the Cornish Coast with exhilarating sailing by day and hidden anchorages by night onboard Pilot Cutter Pellew.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 9 April 2021

2021 Spring Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Early spring is one of the most delightful seasons in Cornwall and there can be no better way to shake off the winter blues and celebrate this stunning time of year than by getting out on the water.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 9 April 2021

2021 Spring Sailing in Cornwall

Discover and explore the Cornish Coast with exhilarating sailing by day and hidden anchorages by night onboard Pilot Cutter Pellew.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 16 April 2021

2021 Spring Sailing in Cornwall

Sail the beautiful Cornish Coast by day and discover hidden anchorages by night on pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 16 April 2021

2021 Spring Sailing in Cornwall

Discover and explore the Cornish Coast with exhilarating sailing by day and hidden anchorages by night onboard Pilot Cutter Pellew.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 22 April 2021

2021 Spring Bank Holiday Sailing in Cornwall

Explore the Cornish coast under sail as you learn the ropes of traditional pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Date: 30 April 2021

2021 Taster Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Discover and explore the Cornish Coast with exhilarating sailing by day and hidden anchorages by night onboard Pilot Cutter Pellew.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 7 May 2021

2021 Spring Taster Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Sail the beautiful Cornish Coast by day and discover hidden anchorages by night on pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 7 May 2021

2021 Spring Sailing Cornwall

Discover and explore the Cornish Coast with exhilarating sailing by day and hidden anchorages by night onboard Pilot Cutter Pellew.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 19 May 2021

2021 Spring Sailing in Cornwall

Explore the Cornish coast under sail as you learn the ropes of traditional pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 19 May 2021

2021 Racing in the Pilot Cutter Championships

Sail and race with Pellew as she competes for the first time in the annual Pilot Cutter Worldwide Championships!
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Date: 26 May 2021

2021 Sailing in the Pilot Cutter Championships

Sail and race with Agnes as she competes in the annual Pilot Cutter Worldwide Championships!
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Date: 26 May 2021

2021 Sailing from Cornwall to Scotland

Join Pellew as she makes the voyage North to the West coast of Scotland. Sail from Cornwall and experience life on the open water.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall/Scotland
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 2 June 2021

2021 Sailing from Devon to Falmouth

Sail classic yacht Escape from Dartmouth to Falmouth, Cornwall. A fantastic way to view the beautiful coastline of Devon and Cornwall.
  • Vessel: Escape
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 8 June 2021

2021 Sailing Falmouth Classics & Sea Shanty Festival

Join pilot cutter Agnes as she takes part in the annual Falmouth Classics and Sea Shanty Festival.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 10 June 2021

2021 Falmouth Classics & Sea Shanty Weekend

Sail and race with Escape as she takes part in the iconic Falmouth Classics Regatta and Sea Shanty Festival.
  • Vessel: Escape
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 11 June 2021

2021 Cornish Coast Exploration & Sailing

Sail with Escape to explore the South Coast of Cornwall from Falmouth around the Lizard or up to Fowey and Charlestown, explore all the hidden coves that Cornwall has to offer.
  • Vessel: Escape
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 16 June 2021

2021 Summer Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Sail the beautiful Cornish Coast by day and discover hidden anchorages by night on pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 18 June 2021

2021 South West Sailing Mile Builder

Become part of the crew and spend three days sailing from Brixham to Falmouth. The perfect way to see the beautiful coastline of Devon and Cornwall.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 20 June 2021

2021 Summer Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Sail the beautiful Cornish Coast by day and discover hidden anchorages by night on pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 2 July 2021

2021 Sailing & Exploring Brittany

Sail across the English Channel with pilot cutter Agnes as she spends a week exploring the coast of Brittany.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Date: 6 July 2021

2021 Cornish Coastal Sailing

Sail with Pilgrim to explore the beautiful coast that Cornwall has to offer.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 11 July 2021

2021 Summer Sailing in Cornwall

Explore the Cornish coast under sail as you learn the ropes of traditional pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 23 July 2021

2021 Sailing from Scotland to Cornwall

Join Pellew as she makes the voyage South from the West coast of Scotland to Cornwall.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Scotland/Cornwall
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 28 July 2021

2021 Sailing from Devon to Falmouth

Sail classic yacht Escape from Dartmouth to Falmouth, Cornwall. A fantastic way to view the beautiful coastline of Devon and Cornwall.
  • Vessel: Escape
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 29 July 2021

2021 Summer Taster Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Sail the beautiful Cornish Coast by day and discover hidden anchorages by night on pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 6 August 2021

2021 Sailing to Paimpol & Exploring Brittany

Sail across the English Channel with Pilot Cutter Pellew as she explores the coast of Brittany and joins the bi-annual Paimpol Maritime Festival.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Date: 9 August 2021

2021 Sailing Brittany & Paimpol Maritime Festival

Sail across the English Channel with pilot cutter Agnes as she explores the coast of Brittany and joins the bi-annual Paimpol Maritime Festival.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Date: 9 August 2021

2021 Sailing to Brittany & the Channel Islands

Set sail with Pellew from Falmouth and make your way across the English Channel to discover the Channel Islands and the North Coast of Brittany.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 2 September 2021

2021 Autumn Sailing in Cornwall

Explore the Cornish coast under sail as you learn the ropes of traditional pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Date: 2 September 2021

2021 Taster Sailing in Cornwall

Discover and explore the Cornish Coast with exhilarating sailing by day and hidden anchorages by night onboard Pilot Cutter Pellew.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 10 September 2021

2021 Taster Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Sail the beautiful Cornish Coast by day and discover hidden anchorages by night on pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 10 September 2021

2021 Late Summer Sailing in Cornwall

Discover and explore the Cornish Coast with exhilarating sailing by day and hidden anchorages by night onboard Pilot Cutter Pellew.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Date: 15 September 2021

2021 Autumn Sailing in Cornwall

Explore the Cornish coast under sail as you learn the ropes of traditional pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 16 September 2021

2021 Sailing the Irish, Cornish & Devon Coasts

Sailing from the Irish city of Dublin, Steady will head South for the Cornish coast before sailing to Brixham.
  • Vessel: Steady
  • Where: Ireland/Devon
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 20 September 2021

2021 Autumn Sailing in Cornwall

Discover and explore the Cornish Coast with exhilarating sailing by day and hidden anchorages by night onboard Pilot Cutter Pellew.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 24 September 2021

2021 Autumn Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Sail the beautiful Cornish Coast by day and discover hidden anchorages by night on pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 24 September 2021

2021 Autumn Sailing in Cornwall

Discover and explore the Cornish Coast with exhilarating sailing by day and hidden anchorages by night onboard Pilot Cutter Pellew.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 30 September 2021

2021 Autumn Sailing in Cornwall

Explore the Cornish coast under sail as you learn the ropes of traditional pilot cutter Agnes.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 30 September 2021
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Destinations

Our range of vessels enables us to offer several destinations all over the globe. Which adventure will you choose?

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Our fleet

With vessels of all sizes and each with a unique history and construction, there is no shortage of choice for your sailing holiday.

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