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Sailing daily from Portland - check website for availability and to book
Gift vouchers now available - Prices start at just £35 for a 2 hour cruise on the Tallship Moonfleet.
Treat yourself to some time at sea sailing our classic gaff rigged cutter, Tallship Moonfleet!
Here’s a real opportunity for both novice and sailor to try your hand at classic tall-ship sailing around Southern England’s stunning Jurassic coastline and the fascinating chalk downlands of The Isle of Purbeck and The Isle of Portland. If you prefer to just come along for the ride, then feel free to relax and take in the sights and sounds of sailing the coastline.
The sailing introduction is all based around a ‘toe in the water’ experience, where you can learn the skills and activities needed to take a tall-ship to sea and see how to harness the power of the wind. For those keen to have a go, our crew will provide training in most activities that can be fitted into the short voyage, from weighing anchor to hoisting the mainsail - even taking the helm!
Moonfleet is an International Yacht Training Sailing School, so not only will you have an unforgettable sailing experience, you may ask our crew about how you can enjoy further training and benefit from formal qualifications.
We don’t provide catering however, if it gets chilly, we’ll break out the biscuit barrel and put the kettle on the stove. Tea and coffee for the crew – that means you!
You’re welcome to bring drinks and snacks if you feel like taking a picnic at sea! Also, regardless of the weather forecast, bring something warm and dry to wear. We’re not sailing into rough waters, but we are putting to sea!
Our planned trips are posted on our website and facebook page however, trips are weather dependant so check online for our next day's sailing plans, or call the booking line, or come down to Portland Marina and see what we’re doing!
|Please call for dates and times (28 April 2021 - 30 November 2021)|
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|1 Hour sail||£20.00 per ticket|
|2 Hour sail||£35.00 per ticket|
|3 Hour sail||£50.00 per ticket|
|4 Hour sail||£65.00 per ticket|
|5 Hour sail||£75.00 per ticket|
|6 Hour sail||£85.00 per ticket|
All trips depart and return to the end of Portland Marina.
1 Hour sail - Sunset sail around Portland Harbour. Why not bring a bottle of something?
2 Hour Sail - Portland Harbour Forts and Weymouth Bay
Day out and bring your own picnic lunch trips;
3 Hour Sail - Weymouth Bay, Bowleaze Cove and Osmington Mills
4 Hour sail - Durdle Door
5 Hour Sail - Lulworth Cove
6 Hour Sail - Mupe Bay or Worbarrow Bay
Family discounts available! Bring your own picnic from Portland and Weymouth's variety of sandwhich shops and bakers. Picnic/buffet lunch can be provided for groups. Tea and coffee is provided.
Follow us on facebook for real time updates on sailing plans and special offers, or call the booking line on 01929 289019, or just turn up at the pier and see what's happening!
The smallprint! All sails are weather dependent and are subject to last minute change depending on prevailing conditions.
BY TRAIN: The nearest Railway Station is as Weymouth where you will need to transfer to a bus or catch a taxi to Portland.
BY BUS: From late May to late September there is an open-top bus service between Weymouth and Portland. The Portland Coaster 501 bus, runs every two hours during the quieter season and every hour during the school summer holidays. The service starts and finishes at the Kings Statue (stop K5). The Portland Coaster is usually operated with open top buses for taking in the stunning views, however, closed top buses may be used during inclement weather or for operational reasons.
JOURNEY PLANNING: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: www.travelinesw.com to look up bus timetables and plan your journey by public transport.
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