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Sail 'n' Dine

Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 7976 214569
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Much more than we expected

Four of us set off one rainy morning. Only one had experience of sailing, and that was a few sails... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
Thoroughly recommended

This trip with John was one of the highlights of our recent holiday to the Lakes. We were collected... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
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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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Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 7976 214569
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Four of us set off one rainy morning. Only one had experience of sailing, and that was a few sails on a topper many years ago. John met us on the quay with" it's a good strong wind.......it'll be a great morning for a sail."...More

Thank mrsmuvver
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This trip with John was one of the highlights of our recent holiday to the Lakes. We were collected from our accommodation near Windermere driven to the marina in Bowness and set sail on Maddie Too. Dropping anchor on the quieter side of the lake...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

My Partner and I had booked the lunch trip on a Saturday in August, sadly the weather didn't allow us to sail that day. John kindly allowed us to go on the Sunday and we were both glad we did. We have a great time...More

Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Just come back from an evening on Sail n Dine and cannot find a single thing I would have changed. From the moment John greeted us and introduced us to our lovely dining companions Mary, Gill an Mike the evening was perfect. We were lucky...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A must do in Bowness. The best way to see Windermere lake all while being fed delicious food and drink. John was brilliant - he catered to my picky vegetarian needs and cooked up an incredible meal that could've been in a michelin star restaurant,...More

Thank Elena P
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Brilliant. Just totally brilliant. This is the second time we have sailed with John who provided us with another great experience. Mr O had treated us as a surprise for our anniversary, he'd also ordered great weather too! We sailed down the lake towards Ambleside,...More

Thank whitOw
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Myself & 5 friends set foot on Maddy Too to celebrate a friends Birthday. From the moment we met John we knew we where in for a good evening. We had an amazing meal and we all felt very relaxed. The trip was amazing &...More

Thank lumpsta68
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We went to celebrate Lisa's 40th birthday. We had an amazing night. John is a fantastic host and cook. The food was out of this world and the wine flowed all night. We will definitely go again.

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Well, another enjoyable evening on Johns boat! Great food, really good company, and a wonderful host. Lots of laughs, story telling, and jokes! It is amazing how you can have such a great evening with people you have never met before, but it works so...More

Thank Visitover
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Just like to say many thanks to John for being an excellent host on Tuesday evening. Some really nice touches and with you providing the taxi service ,Paul could have a drink. Nick took great pride in being allowed to steer the boat. We had...More

Thank foxy1958
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22 September 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your enquiry. Would it be possible for you to give me a call to discuss on 07976 214569? Regards John
3 June 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi. I've done the very same trip in Barbados and I've got to say the rum punches won't have helped! joking aside, I really wouldn't worry as it's a lake and non tidal so we don't get that swell which causes sickness. I can... More
26 May 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your enquiry. best to book as early as possible as I only take 6 per trip. do you have a particular date in mind and I'll check my availability?