Where the wind takes us: example itinerary for a Cornish coast voyage
Embark on an unforgettable adventure aboard a majestic Tallship as we set sail along the mesmerizing South Cornish coastline. Our voyage promises a real seafaring experience, where the art of sailing under square sails comes alive.
As we navigate the English channel, you'll be immersed in the rich history of seamanship. Feel the power of the wind as it fills the billowing sails, propelling us through the waves.
As the sun begins to set, we'll find ourselves nestled in secluded coves and idyllic beaches. Gather around crackling beach fires, where stories of old legends and tales of daring exploits are shared. Allow the enchanting atmosphere to transport you to a bygone era, where camaraderie and the simplicity of life at sea reign supreme.
During our voyage, we'll have the pleasure of visiting quaint and picturesque fishing villages that have withstood the test of time. Explore narrow winding streets adorned with charming cottages and discover hidden gems in old Cornish bars, where locals and sailors alike gather to share laughter and good cheer. The crew will eagerly teach you the art of stowing sails aloft. Feel the satisfaction of contributing to the seamless operation of the ship as you work alongside seasoned sailors, forging unforgettable memories and friendships.
Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a landlubber at heart, this voyage promises an authentic maritime experience that will leave you with a deep appreciation for the age-old traditions of the sea and the awe-inspiring beauty of Cornwall's rugged shores.
19:00: Arrival on board the Tallship and warm welcome by the crew.
Allocation of cabins and settling in.
Enjoy a splendid arrival dinner, featuring delicious cuisine and a chance to socialize with fellow guests.
Morning: Safety briefing conducted by the first officer, covering essential protocols and emergency procedures to ensure a secure voyage.
Line handling introduction by the Bosun and Able Seaman, teaching you the necessary skills to handle lines safely and efficiently throughout the week.
Sail off from the anchorage and venture into open sea, guided by the captain's expertise.
The captain will prioritize performance under sail while ensuring the comfort of the guest crew.
Guests have the freedom to choose their level of involvement, whether actively participating in sail handling or simply enjoying the timeless lifestyle on board.
Evening: Weather permitting, we will anchor at a picturesque location and gather around a beach fire. Listen to captivating stories shared by the crew, delving into the history of crimes at sea, both past and present.
Continuing along the stunning Cornish coast, you will become more familiar with the ship's lines and performance, enhancing your enjoyment of the voyage.
Evening: Moor in one of Cornwall's charming harbours, giving you the opportunity to go ashore for drinks and explore the local surroundings.
After a fulfilling day's work, relax with a movie night on board, featuring a film in which the ship, with all its distinctive characteristics, takes center stage.
Spot the familiar sights of Phoenix's construction and marvel at the ship's on-screen presence.
Wake up to the soothing sounds of the sea as the ship continues its voyage along the captivating Cornish coastline.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on deck, taking in the breathtaking views of the rugged cliffs and azure waters.
As the day progresses, soak up the sun and refreshing sea breeze while sailing towards a secluded cove, perfect for a relaxing swim or snorkeling session in the crystal-clear waters.
In the evening, gather on deck for a memorable sunset cocktail hour, sipping refreshing beverages and sharing stories of the week's adventures with newfound friends.
Indulge in a delicious onboard dinner, featuring locally sourced ingredients and expertly prepared dishes that showcase the flavors of Cornwall.
As the night sky sparkles above, enjoy stargazing from the deck, guided by the ship's knowledgeable crew who can share fascinating celestial stories and point out constellations.
Note: The specific activities and destinations on Day 5 may vary depending on weather conditions, guest preferences, and any special events or attractions along the Cornish coastline during your voyage.
Participate in a hands-on workshop led by the ship's skilled crew, where you'll learn traditional maritime skills such as knot tying or navigation techniques.
Take part in a friendly sailing competition with fellow guest crew members, testing your newfound skills and teamwork.
Indulge in a splendid leaving meal, prepared with care and attention to detail.
The captain will deliver a speech, providing a brief overview of the week's adventures and memorable moments.
Reflect on the experiences shared and bid farewell to the ship and crew.
Note: Throughout the week, the charter aims to incorporate visits to major festivals or classic events, adding an extra touch of charm and delight to the voyage. These stops will further enrich your experience and offer unique opportunities to immerse yourself in local culture and celebrations.
Enjoy a morning breakfast. Followed by sincere goodbyes and departure by tender at 10:00 hours. It's very common for guests to go for coffee together after the voyage and we are always surprised by the number of friendships that come from these voyages.