Sail with a traditional Cornish lugger from Dartmouth to Brixham for a day sailing experience perfect for those wanting to try something a little different!
Sail with Our Daddy from her current home town of Dartmouth on the South Devon coast for a day of sailing. Set on the banks of the picturesque River Dart, Dartmouth is a sweet harbour town, bustling with friendly locals, fresh produce markets and oozing in history and eclectic architecture.
Meet Our Daddy on the Ferry Pontoon where you will be greeted by Skippers Steve and Tim. You will be shown around the boat before she takes you out of the river Dart and to open water, letting the wind dictate which way you’ll head along the beautiful Devon coast. Whichever way you go, it’s an amazing way of exploring Devon’s coastline, offering a unique perspective of the county. As you sail, either sit back and relax or get involved hoisting the sails or even taking the helm – the choice is yours!
Sail around the magnificent Berry Head, the highest point on the South Coast, before coming into the traditional fishing port of Brixham where the local pirates will be getting ready for Brixham’s annual Pirate Regatta running over the weekend!
Whether you’re a seasoned solo sailor or a family looking to do something a bit different with your weekend, Our Daddy can cater for all ages and abilities.
Tim and Steve have been sailing this coast for years and used to run their own sailing school so you couldn’t be in safer hands! They also pride themselves on the food served aboard, with a delicious Tapas style lunch, endless Tea or Coffee, cake and biscuits included in the price. They certainly won’t leave you going hungry!
Whichever way the wind takes you, your day sailing on this historic lugger won’t disappoint. Heading either East or West will see you sail past a coastline designated for its Outstanding Natural Beauty with plenty of places to anchor for lunch. There are often dolphins swimming across Dart Bay in the wake of the bows and on the rare occasion, pilot whales have also been spotted so don’t forget your binoculars.
With beautiful anchorages, amazing food and wonderful sailing, this is a delightfully different way to spend your day.
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.