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Worried about the Cost?

The Value-Conscious Voyager: More Than Just a Passenger

The fact that you’re considering the cost so carefully tells us you’re not one to squander opportunities. You’re the kind of individual who knows that the more you invest in something, the more you’ll want to extract every ounce of joy and learning from it.

In the world of sailing, especially aboard our traditional vessels, this mindset turns into pure gold. You see, when you’re conscious of the investment you’ve made, you’re far more likely to roll up your sleeves, grab a rope, and truly immerse yourself in the nautical life. It’s not just about being a passenger; it’s about becoming part of the crew, even if just for a short while.

So, while some might shy away from the cost, you lean into it, using it as a catalyst to dive deeper into the experience. The sea has a way of rewarding those who approach it with respect and commitment.

It’s really simple, the more you put into a voyage, the more you will enjoy it.

Typical Prices and Voyage Lengths

We gauge your time on board by counting nights, giving you a clearer picture of your sailing adventure.

Day Sails – 6 Hours

Ideal for newcomers, these 6-hour sails let you experience the basics. You’ll assist with the ropes and perhaps even steer. With more people on board for day sails, it’s a taster rather than the full maritime lifestyle. Prices start at £135, covering 6 hours on board, lunch, and refreshments.

Day Sails

Short Breaks – 1 to 4 Nights
These are 2- to 4-day voyages where you’ll be sailing, dining, and sleeping on board. Shore excursions depend on the voyage’s nature. Prices for these short breaks start at £399 for 3 nights.

Short Breaks

Weeks Away – 5 to 7 Nights
For these voyages, it’s best if you already have a love for the sea. Conditions can vary, but safety is always our priority. Prices fluctuate based on destination and season, starting at £625 for 6 nights.

Weeks Away

Longer Voyages – 8 to 14 Nights
These are for the more adventurous, often covering greater distances and possibly crossing international waters. Prices start at £1700.

Longer Voyages

Ocean and Expedition Voyages
For those looking to cross oceans or explore Polar Regions, these voyages require significant time and financial commitment. We’re lucky enough to be well-versed in these types of adventures and are happy to answer any questions.

Voyages over 14 days

Preparing for a Long Voyage

Seven Reasons Sailing Holidays Are Good Value for Money:

A Unique Experience:
Let’s face it, sailing on traditional boats and tall ships isn’t your run-of-the-mill holiday. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that’ll give you stories to share for years to come.

All-Inclusive
Your meals and accommodation are sorted on overnight voyages. That’s one less thing to worry about, and it can save you a pretty penny compared to staying at hotels and eating out.

Learn a Skill
You’re not just lounging around; you’re learning how to sail. Think of it as a holiday and a course rolled into one. You could pay a lot more for sailing lessons alone, without the adventure and stunning views.

Safety is a Priority
We’re seasoned sailors; and all our vessels conform to strict safety regulations, your safety is our top concern. You can’t put a price on peace of mind, knowing you’re in experienced hands.

Physical & Mental Wellbeing
Sailing is excellent for your health—both mental and physical. You’re getting fresh air, exercise, and a mental break from the daily grind.

It’s for Everyone – No Experience required.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some experience, there’s a spot for you. You won’t be out of your depth, and that’s a promise. The value here isn’t just in the voyage; it’s in the learning experience that you take home with you.

Making Friends.
Discover the camaraderie of traditional boat sailing, learn old-style techniques, and forge lasting friendships.

More than your average holiday

So next time you find yourself hesitating because of the cost, remember: a sailing holiday is more than just a getaway—it’s an investment in a unique experience, new skills, and your own wellbeing. You won’t find anything else to match it!

The trick is to make yourself useful’: a beginner’s guide to sailing. This article in the Guardian Newspaper sums it up quite well but fails to mention that it is even better on a traditional boat or tall ship. Nothing like a bit of history and nostalgie to add to the excitement.

Fancy a chat about how to make it work for you?
Drop us a line.
We’re always here to help you navigate your way to an incredible sailing adventure. Cheers!

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