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Address: Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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+44 7976 214569

May 2016 marks 30 years of trading and 4th consecutive Certificate of...

May 2016 marks 30 years of trading and 4th consecutive Certificate of excellence award! I offer 2 trips most days. The 10.30 to 1.30 lunch sail for up to 8 people gives a hands on sailing experience with a sumptuous buffet lunch with wine. My jewel in the crown evening sail leaves at 6pm and is a taste of true yachting, eating and drinking out on the Lake! My 4 course dinner is cooked by me using the finest local produce cooked to your specification whilst the conversation (and wine)flows! I take up to 6 (Adults only) in the evening. You must of guessed by now that I am completely a one man band! I am receptionist, chauffeur, wine waiter, skipper, chef and washer upper!

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Evening Boat trip

We had a lovely time. John was really nice - he explained some basics on sailing too and ended with a lovely glass of wine. Was a lovely Easter Sunday afternoon.

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely time. John was really nice - he explained some basics on sailing too and ended with a lovely glass of wine. Was a lovely Easter Sunday afternoon.

Thank onemich
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Booked online and were collected at our hotel in Bowness by Captain John. Taken to his yacht along with another couple. Boarded and sailed into the sunset along Lake Windermere. John guided us expertly through the many owners of the million pound homes along the lake and explained about the need to read the wind and weather. The drinks flowed... More 

Thank Chris G
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was super cold on the day we went on our brunch sail package but the experience was so much fun and so fully emersive that we totally forgot the cold (until we saw our frozen faces on the photos after). The food for brunch was DELICIOUS, it consisted of lots of home made items such as fruit cake and... More 

Thank TAtmb
Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We won a sail n dine voucher for 2 at a charity event and even though the voucher should have expired at the end of 2016 John was kind enough for us to use it in April. I wouldn't normally do anything like this but the whole experience was superb. John is very knowledgeable of his boat, sailing and the... More 

Thank lisap12342016
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our annual musts when we go to the lakes each year.John and Maddie two are a fantastic combination!John knows the area and can a good tale but he is best at being a very,very good host. The guests are able to take the helm when possible John is always making sure that you are safe,and looking... More 

South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Such an excellent day! John was so knowledgeable of the surrounds of Windermere, his sailing skills and teaching of how to sail the boat were second to none, and his lunch spread he put on was delicious. We started by pulling away from the marina under engine power, with myself being allowed to pilot after we were clear of the... More 

Thank Alan B
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

John was very knowledgable and personal. His food was great. We enjoyed having a go at sailing under his patient guidance.

Thank Lucy C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Steph and went out with John on Wednesday 8th February and had a fantastic time. Friendly and informal, John ensures you get the most out of the sailing experience. If you want to understand the difference between a tack and a gybe he will show you whilst letting you take the wheel. We had two and a half hours gentle... More 

Thank Colin B
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

John made this a special event, everything well organised and the event made most interesting. A fabulous way to spend a few hours in stunning surroundings, and if the wind is moderate and sun shining, then unbeatable!

Thank K1TTB
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A definite must on a beautiful day on the lake. Thank you John for sharing all your knowledge. Will be back in the Spring for sure

Thank GandCK

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