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Sail 'n' Dine

Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 7976 214569
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Superb - wish I could score this a 10+

I booked the 'Brunch & Sail' with my husband & teenage son on the final day of our holiday. If you... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2015
Sharon P
Lavendon, United Kingdom
Just simply Amazing!

What a wonderful way to see lake Windermere on a private yacht! John the owner is so welcoming and... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2015
Stacy B
Castleford, United Kingdom
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May 2016 marks 30 years of trading and 4th consecutive Certificate of excellence award! I offer 2 trips most days. The 10.30 to 1.30 lunch sail for up to 8 people gives a hands on sailing experience with a sumptuous buffet lunch with wine. My jewel in the crown evening sail leaves at 6pm and is a taste of true yachting, eating and drinking out on the Lake! My 4 course dinner is cooked by me using the finest local produce cooked to your specification whilst the conversation (and wine)flows! I take up to 6 (Adults only) in the evening. You must of guessed by now that I am completely a one man band! I am receptionist, chauffeur, wine waiter, skipper, chef and washer upper!
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Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 7976 214569
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

I booked the 'Brunch & Sail' with my husband & teenage son on the final day of our holiday. If you have the chance this really is a MUST to add to your Lake District Bucket List. John is the most welcoming host & amazing...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2015

What a wonderful way to see lake Windermere on a private yacht! John the owner is so welcoming and delightful with his knowledge of the lake and the surrounding areas you have many things to chat about. The whole experience was wonderful. I booked this...More

Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Great evening, lovely food prepared by John who made us all very welcome onto his floating "home". Nice commentary by John on points of interest as we sailed by.

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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Thank you John for such a great evening! The food , the service, the atmosphere was outstanding. I would recommend this to everyone that I know as the must do thing to do when at Windermere See you again soon 5 star on a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2015

My name is George and my wife's name is June we sailed with John on the 19th of August. the evening got off to a damp start as it was raining as we set sail on this beautiful vessel . Soon we were being filled...More

Thank george k
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The rain and lack of wind for sailing on Windermere couldn't spoil our very happy evening on John's beautiful yacht and our meal was superb. The rain soon eased, a rainbow appeared and then we were able to experience a stunning sunset silhouetting the Lakeland...More

1  Thank maryhilt0n
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Visited John and Maddie 2 for an 'Exclusive Sail n Dine' experience to celebrate my birthday with Mark and also our 1st Anniversary xXx The whole experience with John was absolutely second to none and if I could have rated him more 'Stars' than 5...More

1  Thank Emma E
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is an absolutely truly magical day out. Two adults and two teenagers who have never been on a yacht never mind sailing one! John is a really lovely man who made us all so very welcome. My two teenagers never stopped talking about how...More

Thank sandra s
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

What an event. I have never sailed before let alone cruise Windermere even though I have been going there all my life. Last night we did both and I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed it. Our host John was welcoming and friendly and...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We have been Sailing and Dining now with John since he first started on Lake Windermere and every year is just as good as the first. We usually invite friends to join us and they are very warmly received by John and are made to...More

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3 June 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi. I've done the very same trip in Barbados and I've got to say the rum punches won't have helped! joking aside, I really wouldn't worry as it's a lake and non tidal so we don't get that swell which causes sickness. I can... More
26 May 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your enquiry. best to book as early as possible as I only take 6 per trip. do you have a particular date in mind and I'll check my availability?
8 April 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hello, that depends on the weather. If its raining then you will need showerproofs and always remember to take a fleece as its a little cooler on the water. Please also wear soft soled flat shoes. If you would like me to... More