Channel Island Cruising
- Vessel: Our Daddy
- Port: Dartmouth
- Where: Devon
- Departure: 31 August 2019, 11:30
- Arrival: 7 September 2019, 15:00
- Duration: 8 days
Join Our Daddy as she takes on the best part of a Channel crossing. Explore the Channel Islands, experience the waters of this iconic trade passage and try your hand at traditional sailing on this voyage.
Leaving from Our Daddy’s home port of Dartmouth, this traditional lugger will take you out through the River Dart to the open sea. Dartmouth in itself is a beautifully picturesque harbour town, so make sure you allow a little time before joining Our Daddy 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 Channel Islands. The English Channel is a great way to get to grips with handling this traditional lugger before reaching the islands. Whether you are a novice or seasoned sailor, Our Daddy will adjust accordingly and is suitable for people of all ages and abilities!
The Channel Islands are officially the sunniest place in the British Isles, with award-winning beaches, unique history, coastal castles and glorious coastline, the Islands offer the perfect getaway location. A beautiful archipelago, the Channel Islands are made up of the mainlands, Jersey and Guernsey and the smaller islands of Alderney, Sark and Herm; each with their own unique character. Porpoises and dolphins can often be spotted in the channel and with a plethora of birdlife ashore; make sure you’ve got your eyes peeled and your binoculars at the ready.
Our Daddy’s itinerary and anchorage locations will, of course, be weather dependent, but you may have the option to explore Alderney, Sark, Guernsey or perhaps Jersey. Take in the fascinating history of these islands and discover the slower pace of life on them before returning back to the English mainland. This 8-day voyage will end back in Dartmouth after sailing back across the English Channel.
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 Brixham, 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.
- Total number of berths : 8
- Number of guest berths : 6
- Number of bathrooms : 1
- Cabin configuration : Open
- Smoking policy : Above decks only
- Are waterproofs supplied? : Yes