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Vigilance of Brixham

Heritage Ponton, Brixham TQ5 9BP, England
+44 7764 845353
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Three hour cruise around Torbay

I had never been on a sailing boat before, but this experience was absolutely unforgettable. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
aadolman
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Bath, United Kingdom
An Enjoyable Sailing Experience.

I took the opportunity to sail for 3 hours on the beautiful old ship "Vigilance" from Brixham... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MalcandDi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never been on a sailing boat before, but this experience was absolutely unforgettable. The boat is fabulous, seeing all sails straining in the wind as we clipped across the bay was inspirational. From the outset the volunteer crew were simply wonderful. Everyone had...More

Thank aadolman
Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your sailing with us....please spread the word.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the opportunity to sail for 3 hours on the beautiful old ship "Vigilance" from Brixham harbour and I loved every minute of it. The skipper and crew were very knowledgeable enthusiastic and friendly and we were encouraged to get involved with the sailing...More

Thank MalcandDi
Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review....Please come and join us again sometime.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Vigilance is such a beautiful vessel to sail on, especially with all the sails out. The crew are friendly and informative and encourage participation which makes the whole experience a pleasure and something that you immediately want to do again, Thank you for a brilliant...More

Thank longtalljan
Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your positive post....so glad you enjoyed your trip on Vigilance of Brixham, hope to see you again, please spread the word!..😉.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely one of the things to do if you are ever in Brixham. It is a chance to sail on the last built sail trawler in a Brixham. Volunteer crew are all very friendly, cheerful and welcoming. You can wander around the deck...More

Thank sue06
Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad yo enjoyed your trip yesterday, and the rain stayed away for most of it which was good, thank you for supporting the Vigilance of Brixham Sailing Trawler.

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I did an afternoon sail, 3hours on Vigilance and I must say that it was the best afternoon I have spent in a long long time. The weather was very hot but that is a minor issue. The boat/ ship is stunning...More

Thank Beverley D
Reviewed 12 July 2017

There was no wind but that didn't stop the wonderful volunteers who maintain, crew and promote this heritage sailing boat. Under motor power we cruised to Dartmouth in calm seas and sunshine. The crew put up two sails to demonstrate how they would be used,...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The Ladies and I had a great afternoon on the Vigilance, with fantastic crew who made us very welcome. A couple of the ladies took a turn at the helm which they thoroughly enjoyed and with the sails up we cruised around the bay. We...More

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The crew of Vigilance are fab- they are both friendly and helpful and will let you get stuck in to help hoist the sails if the inclination of a budding sailors hits you. Or have a knot tying lesson with a crew member and some...More

Thank Helen B
Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you Helen, We are so glad you enjoyed your sail with us, your comments sum up what we try and achieve really, so thank you for that, we hope to see you aboard again sometime, enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Reviewed 8 March 2017

This remains one of the most uplifting experiences I have enjoyed on the sea. To take part in some of the boat handling skills and understand the skill and hardship that the fishermen of yesteryear had to endure on a daily basis was a real...More

Thank davidwoolcock
Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your sailing trip on Vigilance, and thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments on Trip advisor, we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife requested a voyage on the Vigilance for her birthday present. We both spent the most wonderful afternoon sailing around Torbay and the whole experience was memorable. Skipper John and his excellent crew worked so hard to make everything so smooth and comfortable.

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Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed your sail and visit to Vigilance, we could not keep the Old Lady going without support from people like yourselves....so thank you from all the Vigilance Crew and please tell your friends about us.

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David D
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Dress for the British weather..bring some warm clothing as it can get chilly on the water..and a rain coat ..just in case.
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