Sail the beautiful rugged coastline of northern Brittany from Brest to Lorient on yacht Cherokee.
Begin your holiday onboard Cherokee in Brest in Northern Brittany. For more than 350 years, the port city of Brest in the bay of the same name has been an important maritime and naval base. The cityscape is characterised by fortifications, maritime buildings, and bridges. Make the most of your stay by visiting the Océanopolis theme park with its 42 seawater aquariums, or learn about the history of the port at the Musée de la Marine in the Château fortress.
This is a very relaxed sailing holiday, spent sailing down the Breton Coast – all-butter croissants for breakfast and cosy pubs sipping ale and traditional Breton cider in the evening. As you work your way down the coast you will come to harbour in traditional Breton harbour towns. This rugged coastline is best seen by boat with many lighthouses and landmarks to be spotted. Keep your binoculars at the ready for local marine wildlife. Dolphins can often be found in the wake of the bow and if you get close enough to shore, watch out for the inquisitive common seal. Bird life along the coast is rife, birds of prey will soar and gull colonies can be heard even a couple of miles out to sea. Read more about the French coast here.
The weather will determine where Cherokee will anchor for the duration of this trip but rest assured her Skipper Jouke knows this coastline well and loves to find hidden secluded bays off the beaten track to explore.
Your final port of Lorient is France’s second largest fishing port. Restaurants line the streets, perfect for al fresco dining with easy access transport links to get you home!
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.More 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.
Do I need sailing experience?
Not at all. Some of Cherokee's voyages are more suited to sail training (i.e. less time for shore visits), but the majority are gentle sailing.
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.