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

Cornish Riviera Cruising

Explore Cornwall from the water with a sailing experience on Eda Frandsen.
  • Vessel: Eda Frandsen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 18 May 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

Sailing from Plymouth to Falmouth

Sail from Plymouth to Falmouth to explore the Devon and Cornish coasts on tall ship Maybe
  • Vessel: Maybe
  • Where: Cornwall/Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 25 May 2021

Tall Ship Sailing in Cornwall

Join classic tall ship Maybe for adventure sailing along the Cornish coast.
  • Vessel: Maybe
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 28 May 2021

Bank Holiday 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: 4 days
  • Date: 28 May 2021

Sailing in Cornwall

Explore Cornwall from the water for an exclusive sailing experience on Eda Frandsen.
  • Vessel: Eda Frandsen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 28 May 2021

Sailing & Exploring the River Tamar

Explore the tranquil waterways and riverbanks of the Tamar between Devon and Cornwall with classic barge Lynher.
  • Vessel: Lynher
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 29 May 2021

Cornish Sailing Adventure

Sail and explore the coast of Cornwall from Fowey with classic boat Pettifox. Perfect for families with no experience!
  • Vessel: Pettifox
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 29 May 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

Sailing & Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Discover this breathtaking archipelago situated off the coast of Cornwall on board a Cornish Pilot Cutter.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 3 June 2021

Private Charter Sailing in Cornwall

Sail with Unity this summer as she offers guests bespoke sailing holidays for private charter.
  • Vessel: Unity
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 4 June 2021

Sailing in Cornwall

Explore Cornwall from the water for an exclusive sailing experience on Eda Frandsen.
  • Vessel: Eda Frandsen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 4 June 2021

Sailing & Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Join Skyelark in Plymouth as she explores the Cornish coast and discover the sub-tropical archipelago of the Isles of Scilly.
  • Vessel: Skyelark
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 7 June 2021

Falmouth Classics Regatta

Join Eda Frandsen as she takes part in the iconic Falmouth Classics Regatta and Sea Shanty Festival.
  • Vessel: Eda Frandsen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 10 June 2021

Sailing Falmouth Classics on a Tall Ship

Sail with classic tall ship Maybe as she takes part in the annual Falmouth Classics Regatta.
  • Vessel: Maybe
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 11 June 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

Falmouth Classics & Sea Shanty Sailing

Join Pettifox in Cornwall for a weekend of classic sailing, sea shanties and merriment.
  • Vessel: Pettifox
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 11 June 2021

Falmouth Classics Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Sail with Unity this summer as she offers guests bespoke sailing holidays for private charter.
  • Vessel: Unity
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 11 June 2021

Private Charter Sailing in Cornwall

Sail with Unity this summer as she offers guests bespoke sailing holidays for private charter.
  • Vessel: Unity
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 18 June 2021

Sailing & Exploring the River Tamar

Explore the tranquil waterways and riverbanks of the Tamar between Devon and Cornwall with classic barge Lynher.
  • Vessel: Lynher
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 19 June 2021

Tall Ship Sailing on the Isles of Scilly

Sail and explore the Isles of Scilly on classic tall ship Maybe
  • Vessel: Maybe
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 24 June 2021

Sailing & Exploring the River Tamar

Explore the tranquil waterways and riverbanks of the Tamar between Devon and Cornwall with classic barge Lynher.
  • Vessel: Lynher
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 26 June 2021

Tall Ship Sailing on the Isles of Scilly

Sail and explore the Isles of Scilly on classic tall ship Maybe
  • Vessel: Maybe
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 4 July 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

Sailing & Exploring the River Tamar

Explore the tranquil waterways and riverbanks of the Tamar between Devon and Cornwall with classic barge Lynher.
  • Vessel: Lynher
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 9 July 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

Tall Ship Sailing on the Isles of Scilly

Sail and explore the Isles of Scilly on classic tall ship Maybe
  • Vessel: Maybe
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 13 July 2021

Tall Ship Sailing in Cornwall

Join classic tall ship Maybe for adventure sailing along the Cornish coast.
  • Vessel: Maybe
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 24 July 2021

Private Charter Sailing in Cornwall

Sail with Unity this summer as she offers guests bespoke sailing holidays for private charter.
  • Vessel: Unity
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 24 July 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: 29 July 2021

Tall Ship Sailing in Cornwall

Join classic tall ship Maybe for adventure sailing along the Cornish coast.
  • Vessel: Maybe
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 1 August 2021

Private Charter Sailing in Cornwall

Sail with Unity this summer as she offers guests bespoke sailing holidays for private charter.
  • Vessel: Unity
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 2 August 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

Sailing & Exploring the River Tamar

Explore the tranquil waterways and riverbanks of the Tamar between Devon and Cornwall with classic barge Lynher.
  • Vessel: Lynher
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 7 August 2021

Private Charter Sailing in Cornwall

Sail with Unity this summer as she offers guests bespoke sailing holidays for private charter.
  • Vessel: Unity
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 7 August 2021

Tall Ship Sailing in Cornwall

Join classic tall ship Maybe for adventure sailing along the Cornish coast.
  • Vessel: Maybe
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 9 August 2021

Sailing in Cornwall & the Scillies

Discover this breathtaking archipelago situated off the coast of Cornwall on board a Cornish Pilot Cutter.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 9 August 2021

Sailing in Cornwall & the Scillies

Discover this breathtaking archipelago situated off the coast of Cornwall on board a Cornish Pilot Cutter.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 16 August 2021

Tall Ships Race Sailing in Cornwall

Sail with Unity as she provides the perfect vantage point for the start of the annual Tall Ships Race in Falmouth.
  • Vessel: Unity
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 17 August 2021

Cornish Coastal Sailing & Tall Ship Racing

Join Pettifox in Cornwall for a weekend of tall ship sailing and coastal exploration.
  • Vessel: Pettifox
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 18 August 2021

Sailing & Exploring the River Tamar

Explore the tranquil waterways and riverbanks of the Tamar between Devon and Cornwall with classic barge Lynher.
  • Vessel: Lynher
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 21 August 2021

Private Charter Sailing in Cornwall

Sail with Unity this summer as she offers guests bespoke sailing holidays for private charter.
  • Vessel: Unity
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 21 August 2021

Sailing & Exploring the River Tamar

Explore the tranquil waterways and riverbanks of the Tamar between Devon and Cornwall with classic barge Lynher.
  • Vessel: Lynher
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 28 August 2021

Private Charter Sailing in Cornwall

Sail with Unity this summer as she offers guests bespoke sailing holidays for private charter.
  • Vessel: Unity
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 2 September 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

Cornish Sailing Weekend

Spend a weekend on Pettifox, sailing and exploring the beautiful coast of Cornwall.
  • Vessel: Pettifox
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 3 September 2021

Sailing & Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Join Skyelark in Plymouth as she explores the Cornish coast and discover the sub-tropical archipelago of the Isles of Scilly.
  • Vessel: Skyelark
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 5 September 2021

Private Charter Sailing in Cornwall

Sail with Unity this summer as she offers guests bespoke sailing holidays for private charter.
  • Vessel: Unity
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 9 September 2021

Sailing Break 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

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

Sailors Voyage from Scotland to Cornwall

Sail with Bessie Ellen as she marks the end of summer with a journey from Troon to Newlyn.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland/Cornwall
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Date: 11 September 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

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

Sailing Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Sail with Bessie Ellen as she explores the Cornish coast from the quaint fishing village of Newlyn to the maritime port of Falmouth.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 17 September 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

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

Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Join Bessie Ellen for a weekend to remember, exploring the Cornish coast from the maritime port of Falmouth.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 24 September 2021

Sailing in Cornwall

Explore Cornwall from the water for an exclusive sailing experience on Eda Frandsen.
  • Vessel: Eda Frandsen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 24 September 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

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

Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Join Bessie Ellen for a weekend to remember, exploring the Cornish coast from the maritime port of Falmouth.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 30 September 2021

Sailing in Cornwall

Explore Cornwall from the water for an exclusive sailing experience on Eda Frandsen.
  • Vessel: Eda Frandsen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 1 October 2021

Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Join Bessie Ellen for a weekend to remember, exploring the Cornish coast from the maritime port of Falmouth.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 8 October 2021

2022 Sailing in Cornwall

Explore Cornwall from the water for an exclusive sailing experience on Eda Frandsen.
  • Vessel: Eda Frandsen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 1 April 2022

2022 Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure

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: 8 April 2022

Easter Sailing 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: 8 April 2022

2022 Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure

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: 14 April 2022

Spring Sailing 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: 15 April 2022

2022 Sailing in Cornwall

Explore Cornwall from the water for an exclusive sailing experience on Eda Frandsen.
  • Vessel: Eda Frandsen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 15 April 2022

2022 Sailing from Cornwall to Scotland

Join Eda Frandsen as she sails her way from Cornwall to the rugged coast of Scotland.
  • Vessel: Eda Frandsen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 22 April 2022

2022 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: 23 April 2022

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: 10 days
  • Date: 23 April 2022

2022 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: 22 July 2022

2022 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: 17 August 2022

2022 Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure

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: 26 August 2022

2022 Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure

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: 9 September 2022

2022 Sailing from Scotland to Cornwall

Join Eda Frandsen as she sails her way from the rugged coast of Scotland to home to Cornwall.
  • Vessel: Eda Frandsen
  • Where: Scotland/Cornwall
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 11 September 2022

2022 Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure

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 2022

2022 Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure

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: 23 September 2022

2022 Sailing in Cornwall

Explore Cornwall from the water for an exclusive sailing experience on Eda Frandsen.
  • Vessel: Eda Frandsen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 24 September 2022

2022 Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure

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: 30 September 2022

2022 Sailing in Cornwall

Explore Cornwall from the water for an exclusive sailing experience on Eda Frandsen.
  • Vessel: Eda Frandsen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 30 September 2022

2022 Sailing in Cornwall

Explore Cornwall from the water for an exclusive sailing experience on Eda Frandsen.
  • Vessel: Eda Frandsen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 7 October 2022
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