Typical 7-day Adventure Cruises

West Country Cruise

The South West Coast of England has some stunning locations, such as Dartmouth, Salcombe, Fowey or the unique Isles of Scilly. This area is very different to the sometimes frantic Solent and provides cruising to be savoured. A typical programme is:

Saturday 18:00 Meet your skipper onboard at Falmouth Marina. After a safety briefing and intro to the boat, potter down the Fal to stop on the town quay.
Sunday Up early to head west. Round the Lizard, pass Land's End and head out into the Atlantic. Arrive late afternoon at Hugh Town on St Mary's in the Isles of Scilly.
Monday Spend some time exploring the islands, anchor between Tresco and Bryher for the night.
Tuesday Head back to the mainland and stop in the picturesque Helford river.
Wednesday Head east to arrive late afternoon at the spectacular entrance to Dartmouth. Stop at a marina in the heart of the town overnight.
Thursday Heading west again. Visit the ever-popular Salcombe, maybe a quick lunch stop then carry on to Newton Ferrers or Plymouth.
Friday Take the short hop to the ever popular Fowey.
Saturday Back to Falmouth. If we have time, explore the river Fal before returning to the marina and packing up for home.
Bridge over the Tamar
New Grimbsy harbour, Isles of Scilly

France and Channel Islands cruise

Northern France and the Channel Islands and ideally situated for a cruise from the Solent. The exceptional tides make this one of the most interesting and challenging sailing areas that you will find anywhere, the opportunity to cruise there with your own Skipper/Instructor to guide you, is not to be missed. Typical programme:

Friday 18:00 Meet your skipper onboard the yacht in the Hamble. After a safety briefing and introduction to the boat, head out and sail down the Solent, stop on a buoy at Yarmouth for the night.
Saturday Up early and sail down the Needles channel before heading south, making for Cherbourg.
Sunday After breakfasting on fresh croissants, sail down the infamous Alderney races to Guernsey.
Monday Leaving St Peter Port head for St Malo, aiming to arrive in time to explore the walled city.
Tuesday Head north, making for Jersey, stopping in the modern port of St Hellier.
Wednesday Sail up the Alderney Races to reach Braye on Alderney for a night at anchor.
Thursday After spending some time exploring the island, depart for a night sail back to Blighty (everyone gets a chance to stand watch for part of the night).
Friday Arrive at the Hamble early afternoon, clear up ready to depart for home around 16:00.

These Adventure Cruises are suitable for all experience levels. As well as developing your sailing skills, you will stop in some fantastic locations. These itineraries are just examples of what a cruise could include and each one will have its own bespoke programme, taking into account tide, weather and crew preferences. See also sample weekend and long weekend itineraries.