Devon Sailing Experiences
Devon Sailing Experiences
5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Welcome to Devon Sailing Experiences We run our business in a boutique way, with high levels of service, finishing touches and most importantly – great yachts. Just 5 mins from Plymouth mainline station with direct connections to London and the Midlands. We offer a number of different sailing experiences from just a day to 7 days exclusive or non-exclusive. We also offer RYA and bespoke training. Popular experiences include: Day sail experience Sail in the sheltered waters of Plymouth Sound, experience boat handling and try out different points of sail. Get involved as much (or as little) as you like. Includes: Lunch Long weekend experience Sail to a local destination (such as Salcombe or Fowey) and stay overnight. Visit the pubs and restaurants during the evening, then sail back the next day. Arrive at the boat on Friday evening, sail Saturday and Sunday. Your own cabin guaranteed. Included: Breakfast and lunch; 2-nights accommodation and bedding aboard the yacht.
Plymouth, Devon, England

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Jack R
Paignton, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
very capible giles the skipper was very professional and it was nice to get involved with the procedures
Written 31 October 2023
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We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your hands-on sailing experience and hope to welcome you back aboard in the future.
Written 7 November 2023
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Bob H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
What a great experience. Went on my own as a complete beginner. Skipper Mick was great. Really nice chap and so knowledgeable. Loads of patience with me and explained things in a non - condescending way.
Beautiful scenery and excellent food in the restaurant. Definitely coming again.
Written 25 September 2023
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We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first sailing experience and would like to join us again in the future. Our sailing schedule for 2024 is now live on our website. We are looking forward to welcoming you back aboard soon.
Written 27 September 2023
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Mike C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We had a perfect day out on the water on a great boat superbly skippered by Charlie. He knew a great spot to take us for a pre-lunch swim, then got everyone involved with sailing the boat. He even made time to take us up the Yealm to explore before returning to base. Super fun day thanks again to Charlie for making it so special.
Written 14 September 2023
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We were delighted to welcome you and your crew aboard for your exclusive day sail and hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for your 5-star review.
Written 15 September 2023
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Darren T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Just finished my 5th trip with this company. The boat is excellent, well equipped and modern. The instructors are of the highest quality and you could not wish for better scenery in the UK than the Devon and Cornish coastline. Highly recommended.
Written 14 September 2023
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It was fabulous to welcome you back aboard for your 5th sailing experience with us - thank you for your 5-star review. We look forward to seeing you again in 2024.
Written 15 September 2023
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PATRICK CLIFFORD
Saltash, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Last Saturday we spent the day onboard the yacht with Mick as our Captain and two other guests. Mick was a very knowledgeable sailor and was patient with us all giving us the opportunity to do as much or little as we liked. Fabulous day! Can’t wait to do it again, this time hopefully with some wind
Written 10 September 2023
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Thank you for your 5-star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your sailing experience and were able to get so much out of your day. We will do our very best to place an order for a Force 4 wind with sunshine to arrive next time you join us - looking forward to welcoming you aboard again soon.
Written 14 September 2023
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Kevin R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We booked for a 5 day family sail so that the family could do their RYA competent crew and I could get a bit more tidal sailing experience (having last sailed in the UK 15yrs ago). Our boat "Bewitched" was clean and spacious with fresh bedding. We were met by Charlie our skipper on the Monday morning. We headed out west to Fowey, R. Helford and Falmouth. Charlie was brilliant, explaining things clearly to the children and engaging with them as well as letting me have a go at most things and refreshing my knowledge. Some of the highlights were seeing Dolphins and a Whale, a night on a mooring buoy in the Helford and a sunset passage / night entry into Fowey. Charlie was super flexible around finding options for dinner with suggestions for eating out as well as helping out when we cooked on the boat. Would definately recomend for families wanting to go sailing in the UK and would potentialy use again.
Written 31 August 2023
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Thank you for your 5-star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your family time aboard our yacht and would potentially like to join us again in the future. From the highlights you have listed, it sounds like you had a wonderful time. We hope to welcome you aboard again soon.
Written 6 September 2023
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Ali K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We had a fantastic 2 days of sailing, the instructor was superb and the yacht is maintained to a very high standard. We have sailed Devon Sailing Experiences before and will be doing so again. We highly recommend them.
Written 30 August 2023
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We are always pleased to welcome back guests who have sailed with us in the past and are delighted to hear that you would like to sail with us again in the future. We look forward to welcoming you aboard again soon.
Written 31 August 2023
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tcheevers
Limoges, France5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
A great refresher weekend.
Having not sailed for many years this was a great opportunity to reacquaint myself with the joys of life afloat and it did not disappoint.
We were a small group of 4 and under the watchful eye of Skipper Giles we soon worked as a team, readying Bewitched for sea and attaching a (New name to me) Code Zero sail for our run down to Salcombe.

We made good time and had an enjoyable dinner at the Yacht club, arranged by one of our crew.
After an early start Sunday morning saw us heading back. No Code Zero this time as there was adequate wind, and we had a reef in the main, all making for an exhilarating sail.
Lunch anchored off Cawsand, then home to Plymouth.
Giles was the perfect skipper, In command , knowledgeable and empathetic.
Written 30 August 2023
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Thank you for your 5-star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your weekend sail and were able to refresh your skills. We hope to welcome you back aboard in the future.
Written 30 August 2023
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David Syer
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Excellent day out again. Good confidence builder for our first (self-skippered) family flotilla trip coming up.
Written 21 August 2023
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It was great to welcome you back aboard. We are really pleased that you now feel more confident about your upcoming flotilla charter and hope you have a wonderful time. Wishing you and your family a safe journey.
Written 27 August 2023
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Anamish Lootey
Barnard Castle, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We had a wonderful five days. The weather meant that we had to go eastwards rather than westwards. One can't help that! The boat (Bewitched) was fine. Three of us plus our skipper/instructor (Tony) who was a pleasure to be with. He never got impatient with us, nor told us off!
I was able to be supervised in various manoevers, like mooring up to a buoy, rafting to another boat, coming alongside a pontoon and moving around in a marina, so I felt my skill levels were helped greatly.
All in all- a thoroughly good five stars and worth every one.
Written 21 August 2023
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We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your 5-day southwest sailing experience and had the opportunity to refresh your skills. We hope to welcome you aboard again in the future.
Written 27 August 2023
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