Life on Board Pettifox

Join Pettifox for coastal sailing and island exploration in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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Believe it or not, you don’t need any experience to jump aboard Pettifox. Her simple gaff rig makes learning the ropes a dream and her skipper Johnny is always on hand for guidance. He welcomes as little or as much participation as you want – from hoisting the sails, taking the helm or simply sitting back and enjoying the views.

Below decks, a cosy saloon boasts a beautiful handmade oak dining table. There are two curtained bunks behind the saloon seats with a tiny wood burner for those colder evenings. In the fore, two more fixed single bunks provide a little more privacy with two smaller child bunks available for family charters.

Pettifox has spent the last few years undergoing a considered revamp with her owners expanding the galley. She has also been re-fitted with a lovely bijou bathroom with a pull-out shower.

A continental breakfast, included in your ticket price, will be laid out each morning by Skipper Johnny. Guests will eat all their other meals either onshore at their own expense, or cooking from their own provisions onboard. Eating onshore in The Scillies really allows you to make the most of island life.

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Johnny Barley

Owned & skippered Cornish born Johnny Barley.

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Relax, kick back & enjoy island life under sail.

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The last of her kind to be built in the Isles of Scilly.

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