Cornwall to Devon Poldark Cruising
- Vessel: Our Daddy
- Where: Cornwall
- Duration: 3 days
- Embark: Charlestown - 1 September 2019, 09:00
- Disembark: Dartmouth, Devon - 3 September 2019, 16:30
Join this beautifully restored Cornish Lugger as she leaves with the parade of sail from Charlestown to sail home to Dartmouth.
This historic Looe lugger will sail from to the Cornish harbour of Charlestown, home of hit BBC drama, Poldark.
Join Our Daddy as she sails out with other magnificent classic boats from the maritime film festival in the Parade of Sail.
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.
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Cornwall to Devon Poldark Cruising||1 September 2019||3||£350||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.
To: Dartmouth, Devon