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Charlestown Festival & Channel Island Cruising

  • Vessel: Our Daddy
  • Where: Devon
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Embark: Dartmouth - 29 August 2019, 11:30
  • Disembark: Dartmouth - 5 September 2019, 15:00
Single berth£795 £199

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 sail down to the Cornish harbour of Charlestown to take part in a film festival for the weekend before sailing over to the Channel Islands for four days.

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 Maritime Festival Weekend and get your cameras at the ready and sail into the harbour, joining the Parade of Sail, full of classic ships and oozing in maritime history. Spend Saturday and Sunday moored in Charlestown, exploring the local area, 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 and join the party on Friday evening – all included in your ticket price!

After the weekend, set sail across the English Channel – 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.


VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
Charlestown Festival & Channel Island Cruising29 August 20198£795Enquire now

Our Daddy

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.

Read more about your holiday on board Our Daddy here.

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.


From: Dartmouth

To: Dartmouth