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Come sailing - no expereince is necessary. We offer private sailing and motor boat trips around the beautiful Torridge Taw estuary - a UNESCO biosphere and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a traditional locally built lug sail boat (2 to 4...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Rock House, 1 The Quay, Appledore EX39 1QS, England
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Our morning on Patron was absolutely brilliant - even a nervous sailor like me felt completely safe with Niki in charge while Husband, whose idea this was, had a chance to take the tiller and to learn new skills. Niki is a great teacher and...More
Date of experience: September 2018
NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018
Thank you very much for such a lovely review. I am just so glad you had a great day.
While on a family holiday in North Devon, we decided as an impulse decision to try a couple of hours of sailing for our children (7 and 11), who had never sailed before. We contacted Niki and we were fortunate enough that she was able...More
Date of experience: August 2018
NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018
Wow, what a commendation! Thank you Andrew. I am just so gld you enjoyed it as much as you obviously did. Thank you and love to see you all again.
I was one of 5 people (not the party leader) who went out with Nikki on Patron into Bideford Bay for 4 hours. We all got a chance to helm and participate in tacking, setting and taking in sail, etc and were given great confidence...More
Three of us did the four-hour trip on Patron and had a great time. We had a small amount of sailing experience although it wouldn't have mattered if we were first-timers because Niki will tailor the experience for you with as much or as little...More
Date of experience: July 2018
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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018
Thanks for the great review Ben. Really look forward to seeing you all again and if we can make a weekend that will be terrific
This is a very fresh review as just left Nikki and Jez-e-Belle at 7pm tonight after 3hrs motoring/sailing. My self, my husband and our 10yr old son went and stayed out longer than planned due to our experience our skipper gave us. Nikki made us...More
Date of experience: July 2018
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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018
I am just so glad you all enjoyed it. It was a real pleasure to take you all sailing and your son is a real natural. I do hope he continues with his sailing as he so enjoyed it. Do revisit, I will be ready...More
We have just enjoyed 4 hours of pleasure on the estuary at Appledore. Grandad, Mom, Dad and Grandaughter all experiencing a traditional local fishing boat under sail and engine. Knowlegable, experienced skipper Nikki was the perfect host. Highly reccommended.
Date of experience: June 2018
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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018
Aw! Thank you for the lovely review. So very glad you enjoyed it. It was a perfct day and perfect company - just a pity so little wind.Hopefully I'll take you out on Patron next year.
Despite no sun and no wind, Niki sailed us around Appledore on Jey-Zee-Belle and we had a jolly time. As our skipper she was very knowledgeable about the area as well as sailing and happy for us to have a go at helming while taking...More
Date of experience: May 2018
NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018
I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves despite the weather and I really look forward to taking you again in the summer when hopefully we might have sun and a little more wind! Safe journey home and thank you for the lovely review.
This was our first visit to delightful Appledore and Appledore Sails beckoned wherever we looked.
We booked a 3 hour trip for Friday 13th, deciding to end our week's visit with our first ever sailing experience.
Niki made us feel at ease right from the...More
Date of experience: October 2017
NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017
Well I cannot ask for a better review than that!! Thank you so much and so glad you enjoyed your trip. The smile on your faces when the wind picked up a little and you really felt what sailing was all about made my day!...More
If the dog is fairly passive and well behaved then it is welcome on Jez-y-Belle but probably not for sailing as if a dog is not used to a boat, sailing can upset it. Motoring should be fine. You will need to keep the dog... More
If the dog is fairly passive and well behaved then it is welcome on Jez-y-Belle but probably not for sailing as if a dog is not used to a boat, sailing can upset it. Motoring should be fine. You will need to keep the dog on a lead and under control and it will need to wear a lifejacket - as much for a grab handle to get it back on board if it jumps over. I am sorry but Patron, my sea going yacht is not suitable for dogs.