Poldark Cruising and Charlestown Festival
- Vessel: Our Daddy
- Where: Devon
- Duration: 7 days
- Embark: Dartmouth - 28 August 2019, 09:30
- Disembark: Dartmouth - 3 September 2019, 16:00
Join this beautifully restored Cornish Lugger as she sails down the coast to the harbour of Charlestown, famous for being the home of BBC drama Poldark.
Leaving from Our Daddy’s home port of Dartmouth, this historic Looe lugger will sail down to the Cornish harbour of Charlestown to take part in the harbours first Classic Sail Festival.
Our Daddy’s hometown of Dartmouth is a beautifully picturesque harbour town, so make sure you allow a little time before boarding to wander through the narrow streets and discover what it’s got to offer. Once you’ve found your sea legs, help the crew set the sails for the equally picturesque harbour town of Charlestown, now famous for being the home of hit BBC drama, POLDARK!
Join Our Daddy for Charlestown’s Classic Sail Festival Weekend and get your cameras at the ready, sail into the harbour on Friday ready to join the party in the evening – all included in your ticket price! Spend Saturday exploring this historic harbour town and its festivities, enjoying great local food and live music throughout the weekend. Get a pass to access and board all the other classic boats moored along the harbour before joining the fabulous Parade of Sail on Sunday morning, full of classic ships and oozing in maritime history.
Continue back up the beautiful Cornish coast towards Dartmouth on Sunday perhaps anchoring near Fowey or Looe for lunch. There is no set itinerary for the return trip as Our Daddy will let the wind take her. But you will anchor or port for the nights with opportunities to go ashore.
There is plenty of history along this coastline as you sail past Slapton Sands, the site of the D Day Exercise Tiger – a fateful day for British Troops. In 1944 this was the scene of the infamous Exercise Tiger, involving 30,000 troops, a D Day rehearsal that unfortunately went badly wrong. A combination of an attack by German E-boats and miss timed friendly fire resulted in the loss of 946 men. Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve sits behind Slapton Sands and is the largest freshwater lake in the South West and home to both native and migrating birds.
Sailing to reach your final destination will see a ‘Day Mark’, built in 1864 on the eastern side of the estuary to help us identify the River Dart. Don’t forget to watch for harbour porpoise, dolphins, common grey seal as well as cormorants, guillemots and gannets as you journey along the coast!
All food and soft drinks are included in your ticket price, except for one meal ashore on Saturday evening.
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Poldark Cruising and Charlestown Festival||28 August 2019||7||Was £835Now £752||Enquire now|
Guest berths: 6 Rig: Lugger
Built in Looe in 1921, Our Daddy was the last fishing lugger built of its type. Since leaving her fishing roots behind and becoming a charter vessel in the 1970s, she has since been renovated again and her rich history realised in 2017 when she was awarded a place on the very prestigious National Historic Ships register and awarded regional flagship of the year.
Now based in the lovely seaside town of Dartmouth, Devon, Our Daddy is proudly owned by friends Tim and Steve who operate her exclusively as a charter vessel; a much more relaxed approach than to her previous working life! Offering day experiences, long weekend or week-long charters, events and even some filming work, Our Daddy provides a perfect base if you want to learn more about life on the water or simply want to experience something new and relax aboard a ship full of maritime history.
From day sails out of her hometown along the Devon coast to a crossing over the English Channel to the Channel Islands and even France; you’ll be in safe hands with Skippers Tim and Steve who are both RYA instructors and have a wealth of knowledge and experience on the water. Not only just a sailing experience, holidays on Our Daddy offer views of unique coastlines, abundant wildlife, and excellent food all included in the price.
Tim and Steve look forward to welcoming you aboard Our Daddy and hope you enjoy the experience of sailing aboard this boat of Cornish Fishing history.
More about Our Daddy
- Are all meals included?
Yes all meals are included on board (breakfast, lunch, dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
- What language is spoken onboard?
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
Our Daddy has 6 berths in a shared cabin
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to pick up 3G/4G signal from the land. Please make sure if travelling abroad, that your phone is set up for international/European calling.
- How many showers/toilets does she have?
Our Daddy has one combined toilet and shower cubicle.
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are there waterproofs provided?
Yes but feel free to bring your own if you wish.
- Will I be seasick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend taking tablets 24 hours before departure if you have any concerns.
- Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.