Sail 'N' Dine
Sail 'N' Dine
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10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
About
April 2023 marks 37 years of trading and my 16th season, Sail N Dine is the longest running yachting business on Windermere. I operate Saturday to Tuesday and offer 2 experiences a day. The 10.30am to 1.30pm and 3pm to 6pm ploughman's sail for up to 6, gives a private hands on sailing experience with a fantastic onboard dining experience. I also offer a 90 minute private Sunday afternoon experience without food (Bar service avaible). You must have guessed by now that I am completely a one man band! I am receptionist, wine waiter, skipper, chef and washer upper! Have a look at my website for details, prices, availability and booking and if you have any questions please give me a call or drop me an email.
Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Samantha R
8 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
This is our 3rd time on Maddie Two with John, our 1st time 11 yrs ago and he remembered who we were! What a fabulous afternoon with our friends great sailing by our men, great company (John included) fabulous food and drink. I really can't recommend this trip enough so if you're umming and arring GO FOR IT you wont regret it! Thanks John once again for a fabulous time
Written 25 September 2023
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Andrew & Catherine
Burnley, UK17 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
We took my dad for his 80th birthday. He is a little unsteady on his feet but John really looked after him and had him at the helm for ages. It was great to see the smile on his face.

Rest of the family also had a great time. Food was fantastic a fabulous day was had by all.

Great value.
Written 15 September 2023
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Roving671217
22 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
A very special evening & one I can’t rate highly enough John is an amazing host & very informative The food was amazing with lots being homemade & we even learned the basics of how to sail Would recommended a trip with John in a heartbeat
Written 6 September 2023
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Jeannette M
1 contribution
Aug 2023
My best friend & I joined John to celebrate our birthdays & he did not disappoint. His knowledge of the Lake and surrounding area was second to none and really helped to make the trip. The lunch was delicious & all washed down with champagne. it was a truly memorable experience with a professional and warm host.
Written 2 September 2023
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Kerry L
Sheffield, UK6 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Excellent! reliable, knowledgable, friendly, hands on experience for all ages. Nothing was too much trouble. Food was great! Book this! You wont be disappointed.
Also, there’s a car park right opposite the meeting place.
Written 10 August 2023
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hbeal2023
1 contribution
Aug 2023
Took my husband for his 70th birthday just the two us and John, had a fantastic trip round Windermere, John is a fount of knowledge and even trusted us to steer the boat! Had a good laugh and a fantastic G&T, and a lovely buffet we both really really enjoyed it. Can highly recommend it, something different.
Written 4 August 2023
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christinamark2
1 contribution
Jul 2023
Excellent! Kind, thoughtful, skilled service from John, and a delicious lunch to accompany it! We look forward to our next trip.
Written 28 July 2023
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susanwaugh22
London, UK1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
Spent a lovely afternoon on John's Sail 'n' Dine boat trip, having taken a trip with the previous owners about 18 years ago. The weather was perfect - just enough wind to sail the boat and keep our 17 year old son happy. Moored up for a delicious home-cooked tea and cake (thanks to John's mum). John is very entertaining and looked after us very well. All in all a great afternoon.
Written 19 July 2023
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kathsj26
Detroit, MI76 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Do not hesitate to book a trip with John. Not only are the views beautiful, he is an impeccable host with incredible knowledge of the lake and surrounding areas. We greatly enjoyed his company, the food (a mix of locally sourced and homemade recipes!), and the overall experience.
Written 17 July 2023
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JoMallorca
Santanyi, Spain14 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
This was a fabulous experience! Living in Spain I have been on many motorboats, but never a sail boat! Holidaying for a couple of days in Bowness our friends surprised us with a boat trip! Absolutely brilliant afternoon! Topped of with a few drinks and fabulous food! Couldn't have been any better! John is a lovely guy, and fabulous cook!
Would absolutely recommend to anyone!!
Written 10 July 2023
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