Good for

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

Duration

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

Devon

For visitors looking to experience the hidden coves and rich maritime history of Devon, a short break or weekend sailing trip aboard one of our vessels is the perfect way to explore one of Britain’s best-loved holiday destinations.

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Historic rivers and dramatic waterways

From sailing retreats up the River Dart to exhilarating open bay sailing around Start Point, to anchored trips to traditional quaint Devonshire harbour and fishing towns, there is plenty to see, do and sail along the ‘English Riviera’.

Under sail, one of our trips may take you down the River Tamar, located in a World Heritage Site and flanked by dramatic landscapes. Equally charming is the tranquil River Yealm, which rises 430 metres above sea level and has a bustling, sheltered harbour.

Pristine beaches and rich maritime heritage

Once anchored, there are plenty of opportunities to explore on foot. Devon is renowned for pristine sandy white beaches, and visitors can sample one of its many coastal jewels, including Salcombe.

Or, for a taste of ‘ocean city’ life, Plymouth’s strong maritime heritage and picturesque narrow cobbled streets have long been a draw for tourists.

If you like more of a village feel, then twin villages Kingsand and Cawsand offer visitors magnificent views and quaint gift shops, as does the pretty Noss Mayo, nestled into the southern bank of the Yealm.

The bustling fishing port of Brixham, with colour-washed cottages tumbling down to the waterfront, is home to Pilgrim of Brixham. A traditional Brixham trawler, Pilgrim offers sailing holiday experiences from weekend tasters to week-long explorations along this beautiful coast.

Dartmouth is a traditional fishing town and neatly tucked up the River Dart with plenty of shelter from the high seas. A popular stop-over for our Devon fleet, this sweet town has plenty to offers its visitors. It is also home to our beautiful classic boat Escape which offers short breaks as well as sailing holidays.

Teeming with wildlife

For nature enthusiasts, Devon’s waterways and estuaries are teeming with bird and wildlife. Sailing from Brixham sees you rounding Berry Head, an Area of Outstanding Natural with a dramatic limestone headland serving as a sanctuary for colonies of guillemots, black-legged kittiwakes as well as kestrels and gulls.

Berry Head is also home to the smallest, deepest lighthouse, which is perched at the highest geographical point in the British Isles.

Across the bay, dolphins and porpoises often join the boats in the open water as they voyage past St. Mary’s Bay, Sharkham Point and then onto the sheltered waters of the River Dart.

As with any voyage, the weather, wind and tides will be your ultimate masters, so no destinations are guaranteed. However, we do promise that our Devon sailing breaks will show this county off in a new light.

Sailing Holidays in Devon

Easter Sailing in Devon

Enjoy a real taste of traditional sailing exploring the coast of Devon on the magnificent Pilgrim of Brixham.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 15 April 2022

Spring Sailing Weekend in Devon

Enjoy three days sailing the coasts of South Devon on classic trawler Pilgrim of Brixham.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 30 April 2022

Taster Sailing in South Devon

Enjoy a real taste of traditional sailing with a two-day voyage in Devon on the magnificent Pilgrim of Brixham.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Date: 7 May 2022

Sailing & Photography in Devon

Enjoy a real taste of traditional sailing with a two-day photography voyage in Devon on the magnificent Pilgrim of Brixham.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Date: 10 May 2022

Long Sailing Weekend in Devon

Enjoy spring sailing from Dartmouth with Pilgrim of Brixham as she explores the South Devon coastline.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 13 May 2022

Spring Sailing Weekend in Devon

Enjoy three days sailing the coasts of South Devon on classic trawler Pilgrim of Brixham.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 20 May 2022

Spring Sailing in Devon

Enjoy three days sailing the coasts of South Devon on classic trawler Pilgrim of Brixham.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 24 May 2022

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 2022

Taster Sailing in South Devon

Enjoy a real taste of traditional sailing with a two-day voyage in Devon on the magnificent Pilgrim of Brixham.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Date: 30 May 2022

Coronation Jubilee Sailing in Devon

Celebrate the Coronation Jubilee from the water with Pilgrim of Brixham in Devon.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: 1 June 2022

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: 2 June 2022

South West Sailing Mile Builder

Become part of the crew and spend four days sailing from Brixham to Falmouth. Experienced sailors only.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 7 June 2022

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: 2 July 2022

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 2022

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: 16 July 2022

South West Sailing Mile Builder

Become part of the crew and spend three days sailing from Falmouth to Brixham. Experienced sailors only.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 18 July 2022

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: 23 July 2022

Taster Sailing in South Devon

Enjoy a real taste of traditional sailing with a two-day voyage in Devon on the magnificent Pilgrim of Brixham.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Date: 27 July 2022

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: 30 July 2022

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: 6 August 2022

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: 13 August 2022

Taster Sailing in South Devon

Enjoy a real taste of traditional sailing with a two-day voyage in Devon on the magnificent Pilgrim of Brixham.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Date: 14 August 2022

Long Sailing Weekend in Devon

Enjoy spring sailing from Dartmouth with Pilgrim of Brixham as she explores the South Devon coastline.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 18 August 2022

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: 20 August 2022

Taster Sailing in South Devon

Enjoy a real taste of traditional sailing with a two-day voyage in Devon on the magnificent Pilgrim of Brixham.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Date: 23 August 2022

Dartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing

Climb aboard this traditional Brixham Trawler as she sails around Berry Head for the Dartmouth Regatta.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 25 August 2022

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: 27 August 2022

Late Summer Sailing in Devon

Enjoy three days sailing the coasts of South Devon on classic trawler Pilgrim of Brixham.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 2 September 2022

Sailing to the Channel Islands

Join Pilgrim of Brixham as she prepares to cross to the sunny Channel Islands.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: The Channel Islands
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 8 September 2022

Sailing the South Devon Coast

Enjoy a real taste of traditional sailing exploring the coast of Devon on the magnificent Pilgrim of Brixham.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 22 September 2022
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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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