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Skippered & Bareboat Yacht Charters, Sailing Holidays & Day Boat Trips In Cornwall, The Isles Of Scilly & Beyond

Buy a 1/2 day or full day Sailing experience for a loved one

Life is all about experiences that create memories that last a lifetime. Join us for a hands on skippered sailing holiday on our beautiful 50ft Bowman Cutter, Yemaya of Helford or one of our bareboat charter yachts and really experience the feeling of "getting away from it all".  

Blend some of the most exquisite cruising grounds with bountiful wildlife and fabulous scenery, incredible food, shoreside expeditions and great company for a truly memorable adventure. 

Skippered Sailing Adventures - No Experience Required

We specialise in hands on sailing holidays that merge traditional techniques with a modern twist. You can relax and enjoy the grace, seaworthiness and character of our yachts that make Bowman Yacht Charters unique amongst charter companies. 

Whether you are a novice or grizzled sea dog our voyages are suitable for all. 

With no experience necessary, come and experience sailing at its best. We welcome solo adventurers, couples, or groups of friends or family of all ages. Yemaya is also available for whole boat charter, perfect for a group of up to 8, for a special occasion or great adventure holiday.

Although our skippered sailing holidays have a professional crew, we encourage everyone to join in as this is a truly hands on sailing adventure.   There are many chances to learn the ropes, steer, hoist sails and enjoy life onboard this beautiful bermudan cutter. Getting involved in all aspects of running the boat is good fun, a great adventure and a rewarding teamwork experience.

Of course there is always time to sit back, relax and enjoy the surroundings and the friendly social atmosphere. However much you wish to do is up to you.

Never sailed before? That’s not a problem, many people haven’t and you’ll receive full sail training and guidance on board from our professional and friendly crew.

We aim to provide an enjoyable, relaxing and social atmosphere onboard combined with a great sailing adventure and a chance to explore new remote locations. After a great sail, why not step ashore or enjoy a great book and glass of wine as the sun sets over the horizon.

No two voyages are the same as we explore new locations with each voyage. Whatever the weather, rain or shine rest assured we aim to make the most of the beautiful hidden gems around our coasts. 

Sailing Holidays in the West Country

A sailing weekend or short break afloat offers a great taste of life under sail and a perfect getaway.

You can also join us for a longer voyage of 6-10 days of unforgettable adventure sailing and if you have the correct qualifications, why not try our bareboat charter packages. How better to arrive than on a stunning sailing boat that turns heads at every turn?

Experience the best of West Country sailing along the rugged coastlines, indented with picturesque fishing villages, beautiful bays with a rich maritime history. Sailing in the West Country is perfect for a short break or longer adventure holiday offering an extensive choice of places to visit. Explore the coastlines of Cornwall, Devon or Brittany or the remote Isles of Scilly.

Popular Sailing Holidays, Weekend Breaks or Day Sailing Trips in Cornwall and Devon Include:

  • Fantastic day sails around Falmouth Bay, St Just, St Mawes, Mylor, Restronguet, Feock, Trelissick House, Greatwood, Pendennis, St. Mawes Castle, St. Anthonys Head and the Helford River.
  • Enchanting weekend breaks to Fowey - Take in the beautiful cornish coast between St Anthonys head and the Dodman and cross St Austell Bay before picking up a mooring for the night in the scenic Fowey River.
  • Fabulous long weekends in Salcombe, Kingsbridge Estuary (an area of outstanding natural beauty) and Dartmouth in Devon.
  • Adventurous 5 Day or week long cruises to the Isles of Scilly, Northern Brittany, Southern Brittany and the Channel Islands

Please get in touch for a friendly chat, to discuss pricing, booking and any other details by phoning the skipper Cyprian on Mob: 07495 612421, emailing or fill in the contact form below.