The Emerald Isle attracts plenty of visitors every year. On this voyage you’ll have the chance to sail on Cherokee, a cutter yacht, from Belfast to Dublin – the trip of a lifetime.
Departing the vibrant city of Belfast, Cherokee’s skipper will set her sails and harness the wind through the Irish Sea and along the east coast to Bangor’s beautiful marina.
Cherokee’s itinerary will, of course, depend on the wind and tide but the next day Cherokee will head to the large sea loch of Strangford Lough. With its exceptional wildlife, diverse landscape and hills shrouded in history, Strangford Lough is beautiful from the water but guests will also have the opportunity to explore by foot too. The following day, guests should be able to visit the world-renowned gardens of Mount Stewart and the neo-classical house, a National Trust property that is one of the finest in Ireland, steeped in history.
Cherokee’s next stop will most likely be Carlingford Lough, a stunning fjord with strong currents and brilliant sailing. The Lough has wonderful views of the Mourne Mountains and plenty of picturesque villages to discover. It’s a great place to discover the authentic Irish charm, with traditional pubs and classic Irish hospitality everywhere you go.
After Carlingford, Cherokee will head off to Malahide, before reaching the bright lights of Dublin on the last evening. Guests and crew will get ashore to the city, walk to the old town and get some dinner in a pub accompanied by traditional Irish music!
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Cutter
In 2008, Jouke Lemmer purchased Cherokee after spending years sailing with his father’s ship amongst others. Cherokee was built in 2000 by award-winning boat builders J & J Design and a year after buying her, Jouke refitted Cherokee radically, transforming her into a truly comfortable charter vessel, giving her a cutter rig and space for a generator so as to offer his passengers power and hot showers!
She is a fast, 16m vessel with a stunning teak deck and spacious cockpit, and she operates with two crew members (her skipper and the bosun/chef). Cherokee is exceptionally good at what she was built to do – pure sailing.
Jouke sails his ship all over the northern hemisphere, leaving Cherokee’s home port of Rotterdam in May and sailing anywhere from the Hebrides and the Channel Islands, the Faroe Islands and Ireland or even down to the North coast of Spain before making the journey back to Holland in October. Join him and his wonderful ship for the adventure of a lifetime – think exhilarating sailing, bucket list destinations and top-notch hospitality.
Deck planMore about Cherokee
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
What language is spoken on board?
Dutch and English.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Cherokee has two twin berth cabins and two double berth cabins for guests.
How many toilet/showers does she have?
Cherokee has two toilet/shower rooms.
Is there an age limit?
Do I need sailing experience?
Not at all.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes charging facilities are available when the generator is running.
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
You can hire Sailing suits for £35 for the week.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.
To: Dublin, Ireland