Spend six days sailing from Brixham to Falmouth. The perfect way to see the beautiful coastline of Devon and Cornwall.
Climb aboard Pilgrim of Brixham in her home port as she set the sails and heads out into open waters. Whether you’re a seasoned solo sailor or a group looking to do something a bit different with your holiday, Pilgrim’s crew will cater for all ages and abilities.
Set sail from Brixham and work your way along the stunning Devon and Cornwall coast to Falmouth over six days. This trip features visits to picturesque historic ports and harbours combined with sensational sailing, delightful scenery and wonderful wildlife. Popular places on passage include Dartmouth, Salcombe, Plymouth and the River Tamar, Looe and Fowey. We may also anchor off favourite spots like Cawsands, Mevagissey, St Mawes or in the River Fal and in the Helford River.
Falmouth is well worth a visit at any time of the year, however as this voyage ends, the internationally renowned Falmouth Classics will be arriving for a weekend of sailing and racing. See if you can spot any early arrivals or even stay in Falmouth for the weekend’s festivities. You might want to consider joining Pilgrim’s next voyage which will see her out on the water acting as the perfect vantage point for those wanting to marvel and the traditional ships and classic boats – perhaps even getting in on the action herself!
If you are travelling by car, the ticket price includes return transfer back to Brixham from Falmouth.
Pilgrim of Brixham
Guest berths: 10 Rig: Gaff Rigged Ketch
Pilgrim of Brixham, built in 1895, is a traditional gaff rigged ketch that is one of a handful of remaining wooden sailing trawlers that were built in Brixham. Pilgrim and her iconic red sails were once part of a large fishing fleet operating out of Brixham, which used to be the principal fishing port in the country. Her survival is testament to her quality, with many similar Victorian fishing vessels having a life span of less than 20 years – and the main reason for her survival is thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group and many individual donors and volunteers.
The Pilgrim Story
After spending many years under different owners in Scandinavia, in 1999 she was brought home from Denmark back to Brixham. After significant restoration work, a few mishaps along the way and a hefty dose of community spirit, Pilgrim was returned to her former glory above decks, and brought up to modern standards below.
Today, as a charter vessel, the Brixham community still rallies around Pilgrim, with local crew, experienced and skilled volunteers performing maintenance and making the Pilgrim of Brixham operation run like clockwork. VentureSail is incredibly proud to have a hand in getting people aboard this historic vessel to not only experience how magnificently she sails, but also to see how passionate those that sail her are. Join Pilgrim on voyages around Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, or experience maritime festivals on this incredible vessel.
Deck planMore about Pilgrim of Brixham
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are 8 berths in the main saloon, with 4 in a cabin at the front of the ship, and 4 at the back (these are usually crew bunks)
- What language is spoken on board?
- Are meals included?
Yes - meals will be as locally sourced as possible and freshly prepared. Food is often a real hit on Pilgrim.
- Do I need to be a seasoned sailor?
Not at all. We give everyone who joins us on board the choice to do as much or as little as they like, whether they know how to or not.