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Emerald Isle Sailing to Belfast

  • Vessel: Cherokee
  • Where: Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Embark: Portrush - 23 July 2020, 18:30
  • Disembark: Belfast, Ireland - 28 July 2020, 10:30

Sail and explore the northern coast of the emerald isle from Portrush to Belfast.

After joining Cherokee in the Irish port of Portrush, guests will get to know their floating home for the next week and settle down for dinner before setting sail the next morning.

Sail past the island of Rathlin, Northern Ireland’s only inhabited offshore island and home to a spectacular array of wildlife. Continuing down the coast of the Emerald Isle, Cherokee might stop at Glenarm. This coastal town is surrounded by rolling fields and thick woodland – guests will be able to go ashore and take a walk through this landscape that seems so different from that of Scotland.

The weather will determine where Cherokee will anchor for the duration of this trip but rest assured her Skipper Jouke knows this coastline well and loves to find hidden secluded bays off the beaten track to explore. Cherokee’s final stop before Belfast could be Carrickfergus – one of the oldest towns in all of Ireland, whose castle is well worth a visit.

Cherokee will port in Belfast, and we highly recommend that rather than just embarking on your journey home you indulge yourself in some of the city’s immense history – from the Titanic Museum to black cab tours, explaining The Troubles of Ireland and its people.


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Guest berths: 8 Rig: Cutter

In 2008, Jouke Lemmer purchased Cherokee after spending years sailing with his father’s ship amongst others. Cherokee was built in 2000 by award-winning boat builders J & J Design and a year after buying her, Jouke refitted Cherokee radically, transforming her into a truly comfortable charter vessel, giving her a cutter rig and space for a generator so as to offer his passengers power and hot showers!

She is a fast, 16m vessel with a stunning teak deck and spacious cockpit, and she operates with two crew members (her skipper and the bosun/chef). Cherokee is exceptionally good at what she was built to do – pure sailing.

Jouke sails his ship all over the northern hemisphere, leaving Cherokee’s home port of Rotterdam in May and sailing anywhere from the Hebrides and the Channel Islands, the Faroe Islands and Ireland or even down to the North coast of Spain before making the journey back to Holland in October. Join him and his wonderful ship for the adventure of a lifetime – think exhilarating sailing, bucket list destinations and top-notch hospitality.

Deck plan

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  • Are all meals included?

    Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft/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 on board?

    Dutch and English.

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    Cherokee has two twin berth cabins and two double berth cabins for guests.

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    Cherokee has two toilet/shower rooms.

  • Is there an age limit?


  • Do I need sailing experience?

    Not at all.

  • Is there WIFI?

    No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?

    Yes charging facilities are available when the generator is running.

  • Are there life jackets provided?


  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    You can hire Sailing suits for £35 for the week.

  • 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: Portrush

To: Belfast, Ireland

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