Discover and explore the Cornish Coast with exhilarating sailing by day and hidden anchorages by night onboard Pilot Cutter Pellew.
Join Pellew in Falmouth, Cornwall as she offers a taster sailing holiday along the Cornish coast. This voyage is perfect for those who want to get to grips with classic yacht sailing in sheltered waters and soak up the diversity of Cornwall’s coastline.
Setting the Sails
Set sail from Falmouth, with its picture-perfect streets, river mouth and bay. Your voyage will, of course, be dictated by the direction of the wind and tide to make full use of Pellew’s sails, so there is no set route or itinerary.
It is likely that you will head west, down the beautiful Cornish coastline and up the Helford River exploring the beautiful creeks that have inspired the likes of Daphne du Maurier…and Kylie Minogue. Moor up on National Trust beaches, visit riverside smuggler’s inns and experience true freedom as the wind fills Pellew’s sails and propels you along this unique and impressive coastline.
If the wind takes you up the coast, discover Place creek beyond St Mawes before continuing up the coast maybe even sailing all the way up to the historic port of Fowey before returning back to Falmouth. This is one of the most unique ways to explore the South Coast of Cornwall – and one of the best.
Whichever way you head along the Cornish coast, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, birds and plenty of other marine life. You might even fancy a swim in the beautiful Helford river so don’t forget your swimsuit!
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure||26 August 2022||5||£875.00||Enquire now|
|Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure||9 September 2022||4||£550.00||Enquire now|
|Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure||15 September 2022||6||£925.00||Enquire now|
|Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure||23 September 2022||3||£425.00||Enquire now|
|Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure||30 September 2022||4||£550.00||Enquire now|
|Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure||7 April 2023||4||£595.00||Enquire now|
|Taster Sailing Weekend in Cornwall||14 April 2023||3||£460.00||Enquire now|
|Bank Holiday Sailing in Cornwall||26 August 2023||3||£460.00||Enquire now|
|Cornish Coastal Sailing Adventure||7 September 2023||6||£995.00||Enquire now|
|Taster Sailing in Cornwall||15 September 2023||4||£595.00||Enquire now|
|Taster Sailing in Cornwall||21 September 2023||5||£790.00||Enquire now|
|Taster Sailing in Cornwall||29 September 2023||4||£595.00||Enquire now|
All voyages for Pellew
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Pilot Cutter
Pellew is a faithful recreation of the Falmouth Pilot Cutter Vincent, originally built in 1852 and based in St Mawes she was a familiar sight on the Fal estuary for 70 years, eventually retiring from service in 1922. Today, the spirit of tradition lives on and Pellew is strongly built to sail the oceans of the world with her guests travelling in utmost comfort and safety.
Originally designed and built for speed and seaworthiness, these sturdy vessels would carry pilots out to sea, meeting ocean-going ships arriving with cargos bound for Europe. Whatever the weather and however rough the seas these courageous cutters were an integral part of maritime life in the south-west of England.
With her vast sail plan, think fast, invigorating sailing with the lee rail kissing the waves, Pellew is certainly not for the faint-hearted. So if you are looking for that next adventure at sea on a beautifully powerful wooden vessel, then Pellew is the boat for you.
Below decks, you are welcomed into a cosy saloon with cushioned seating around a large table and a generous galley. Delectable home-cooked meals will be freshly-prepared on board by our dedicated cook using locally sourced produce wherever possible. The 8 guest berths are arranged around an open-plan cabin with a shower and two toilets for guest use.
She is oak framed throughout and planked with locally sourced Douglas fir mast and spars. Although she is tiller steered, she does have two large electric capstan winches to help get the sails up and in. Guests are welcomed and invited to get involved in the sailing of Pellew. In fact, it will be hard not to want to feel first hand, the power of this beautiful boat as glides seemingly effortlessly through the water.
She will usually sail with a skipper, mate and dedicated cook, with a fourth crew member joining for longer voyages. She will be spending her first sailing season exploring the coasts of Cornwall and Devon with voyages across to the Isles of Scilly, the Channel Islands and the Breton Coast.
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Pellew?
Pellew is still running a Test & Sail Policy for the 2022 sailing season whether guests are vaccinated or not. Please refer to our COVID page for more information.
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
What language is spoken onboard?
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What are the sleeping arrangements?
8 berths in the open fore cabin
How many toilet/showers does she have?
2 toilets, 1 shower for guests
Are bedding and towels provided?
All bedding is but please bring your own towels.
Is there an age limit?
Preferably over 12's accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio but please check with us in the office as each voyage is different.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes, each bunk has a 12v USB charger
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
There are off-shore jackets available for guests when sailing but please bring your own waterproof for time ashore.
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and a want to get actively involved.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.
From: Customs House Quay, Falmouth
To: Customs House Quay, Falmouth
You can leave your car at any of the Long Stay car parks with a weekly or overnight ticket. You can pay using the JustPark app on your phone which can be easier. Try Church Street TR11 3RQ or The Dell TR11 3HP.
There are direct trains with Great Western Railway to Truro from starting routes of Plymouth, Exeter St Davids, Cardiff Central and London Paddington. Once at Truro station you will need to change onto the Maritime line to Falmouth Town Station.
The quickest way into the county during the spring/summer months, Newquay Airport requires taking either a taxi to Truro Train Station for the onward rail travel, or a taxi direct to Falmouth.
STAY IN FALMOUTH:
There are plenty of places to stay in Falmouth. Try The Chain Locker, Cutty Sark Inn or Seaview Inn.