Great news! We’ve been been given the green light to start sailing.  The Pilgrim Team have created a COVID Secure way to operate Half Day, Day and Evening sailings from Brixham and Dartmouth.  To make it worthwhile for our Charity, they need enough bookings to cover the start-up and operating costs.

They are planning trips to commence mid August and run through September.  They suit family groups who want to get back together as well as solos, couples and 'bubbles'.  The English Riviera and the stunning South Devon coast are ready for you to come and explore. Pilgrim is in great shape, it’s her 125th Anniversary year and they’re ready to set sail.

The missing ingredient is you! Please check out their schedule and book a wonderful day out now.

Morning, Afternoon and Evening Sailings

Day Sails including Picnics and Swimming

Keeping you Safe
We know you’re concerned about staying safe and that’s their priority as well.  The skipper and crew will sail Pilgrim in a different way to maintain social distancing.  Guest numbers are being reduced to ensure you can keep apart from other people and there is a strict hygiene regime in place.  They welcome scrutiny of their Risk Assessment.  Families and household bubbles can stay together and you can charter Pilgrim for exclusive use and have her all to yourselves!
Looking after your Money
All payments made to their charity are kept in a client account until a sailing has taken place.  If you book now and they are not able to sail for any reason they will refund your money within 14 days or transfer you to another sailing of your choice this year or next year.  If you decide not to sail for any reason and give us 7 days notice, they will also transfer you to a future sailing without any hassle.
The Sailing Experience
Nothing can change the excitement of sailing on Pilgrim.  Things will need to be a bit different from usual on board.  Guests will not be able to assist the crew in handling the boat but their on board Purser will explain everything that is happening, tell you about Pilgrim’s incredible history and provide you with refreshments.  No food preparation will take place on board and all our servings will be individually wrapped and sealed before we set sail.  Drinks will be available in disposable cups or bring your favourite drinks bottle.  Access below decks will be controlled to only allow access to the heads in a way that maintains strict hygiene protocols.

Sailings from Brixham and Dartmouth

August and September 2020

Act now – secure your berth(s)
If you want to come with them, please respond straight away to secure your berth.  You can view all the planned sailings on their website here or you can download a summary schedule here.  You can either use the online reservation form or email them:
Don’t delay, particularly if you want exclusive use of Pilgrim, they have trips to suit everyone and can’t wait to show you how their powerful 125 year old heritage sailing trawler operates. Trust them, it’s really exhilarating and they look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Find out more about Pilgrim, one of our Shipshape Network South West Projects here.