Good for

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

Duration

  • 1 day
  • 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

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: 10 April 2020

A Sailors’ Voyage to Scotland

As the evenings grow lighter Bessie Ellen heads north to Oban, Scotland and the journey north from Cornwall is a fantastic opportunity to tuck some ocean miles under your belt and taste life on the open water.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Date: 17 April 2020

Devon and Cornwall Coastal Delights

Spend six 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: 6 days
  • Date: 4 June 2020

Sailing from Devon to Falmouth

Over four days, 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: 8 June 2020

Falmouth Classics and Sea Shanty Festival

Setting sail from Dartmouth, Our Daddy will set sail for Falmouth Classics and Sea Shanty Festival for a week of sailing, sea faring and shanty singing!
  • Vessel: Our Daddy
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 9 June 2020

Sailing from Dartmouth to Falmouth Classics

Setting sail from Dartmouth, Our Daddy will explore the South Coast before reaching Falmouth Classics and Sea Shanty Festival.
  • Vessel: Our Daddy
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 9 June 2020

Falmouth Classics & Sea Shanty Sailing

Join Pilot Cutter Pellew as she takes part in the annual Falmouth Classics and Sea Shanty Festival
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 11 June 2020

Falmouth Classics and Sea Shanty Festival

Discover Cornwall with its sweeping bays, picturesque ports, and ancient market towns from historic maritime port of Falmouth under traditional sail.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 11 June 2020

Falmouth Classics Day Sailing Experience

Join historic Cornish Lugger in Falmouth for a day sailing experience during the Falmouth Classics Weekend.
  • Vessel: Our Daddy
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Date: 12 June 2020

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: 12 June 2020

Falmouth Classics Day Sailing Experience

Join historic Cornish Lugger in Falmouth for a day sailing experience during the Falmouth Classics Weekend.
  • Vessel: Our Daddy
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Date: 13 June 2020

Sailing to the Channel Islands & Brittany

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: 9 days
  • Date: 17 June 2020

Cornish Coast Exploration and 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: 18 June 2020

Summer Sailing From Falmouth to Dartmouth

Enjoy a week's summer sailing aboard classic yacht Escape as she explores the south coast of Cornwall and Devon on her way back to the beautiful Dartmouth.
  • Vessel: Escape
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 23 June 2020

Day Sailing in Cornwall

Spend an exhilarating day sailing the Cornish coast on Cornish Pilot Cutter Pellew
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Date: 26 June 2020

Day Sailing in Cornwall

Spend an exhilarating day sailing the Cornish coast on Cornish Pilot Cutter Pellew
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Date: 27 June 2020

Sailing South – Passage to Cornwall

As the evenings draw in, this is Bessie’s cue to head back south, down the north channel, passing the Clyde and onward to the dramatic Cornish coast.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 27 June 2020

Day Sailing in Cornwall

Spend an exhilarating day sailing the Cornish coast on Cornish Pilot Cutter Pellew
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Date: 28 June 2020

Sailing the Cornish Coast

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: 29 June 2020

Sea, Salts and Sail Festival in Mousehole

Join a historic Cornish Lugger for a summer week sailing the Cornish coast to the bi-annual Sea, Salts and Sail Festival in Mousehole.
  • Vessel: Our Daddy
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Date: 1 July 2020

Dartmouth to Mousehole Coastal Sailing

Join a historic Cornish Lugger as she sails from Dartmouth down the coast to the fishing village of Mousehole ready for the Sea, Salts and Sail Festival.
  • Vessel: Our Daddy
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 1 July 2020

Sea, Salts and Sail Festival

Join Pilot Cutter Pellew as she takes part in the bi-annual Sea, Salts and Sail Festival in Mousehole, Cornwall
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 2 July 2020

Sea, Salts and Sail Festival Day Sailing

Join a historic Cornish Lugger for a day sail experience from Mousehole, Cornwall.
  • Vessel: Our Daddy
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Date: 4 July 2020

Brest and Douarnenez Festival Sailing

Sail from Portland, Dorset to join the most anticipated maritime festivals of the sailing calendar - Brest and Douarnenez.
  • Vessel: Polly Agatha
  • Where: Dorset
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Date: 6 July 2020

Sailing passage from Newlyn to Brest

Become part of Bessie Ellen’s voyage crew, standing watches, reefing sails and taking part in navigating and all other aspects of a wooden vessel as she journeys over to France.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 6 July 2020

Brest and Douarnenez Festival Sailing

Sail from Devon to join the most anticipated maritime festivals of the sailing calendar - Brest and Douarnenez.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Date: 7 July 2020

Brest and Douarnenez Festival Sailing

Sail from Cornwall to join the most anticipated maritime festivals of the sailing calendar - Brest and Douarnenez.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Date: 8 July 2020

Brest and Douarnenez Festival Sailing

Sail from Cornwall to join the most anticipated maritime festivals of the sailing calendar - Brest and Douarnenez.
  • Vessel: Our Daddy
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Date: 9 July 2020

Sailing from Devon to Falmouth

Over four days, 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 2020

Crossing and whale watching in the Bay of Biscay

Sail with Bessie Ellen from Vigo on the Galician coast on her journey home to Cornwall for 10 days of exhilarating sailing.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Spain/UK
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 22 August 2020

Day Sailing in Cornwall

Spend an exhilarating day sailing the Cornish coast on Cornish Pilot Cutter Pellew
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Date: 28 August 2020

Day Sailing in Cornwall

Spend an exhilarating day sailing the Cornish coast on Cornish Pilot Cutter Pellew
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Date: 29 August 2020

Day Sailing in Cornwall

Spend an exhilarating day sailing the Cornish coast on Cornish Pilot Cutter Pellew
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Date: 30 August 2020

Day Sailing in Cornwall

Spend an exhilarating day sailing the Cornish coast on Cornish Pilot Cutter Pellew
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Date: 31 August 2020

Sailing voyage from Cornwall to the Kiel Canal

Sail with Bessie Ellen as she makes her way from Cornwall to Germany exploring the South West English Coast and onto the Kiel canal and Frisian islands.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: UK/Germany
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 2 September 2020

Cornish Sailing Weekend

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: 10 September 2020

Sailing the Cornish Coast

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: 16 September 2020

CORNISH SAILING WEEKEND

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: 24 September 2020

CORNISH SAILING WEEKEND

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 October 2020

SAILING THE CORNISH COAST

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: 7 October 2020

Sailing the Cornish Coast

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 October 2020

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
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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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