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January 2016

Yacht Charter Solent, try the South West Coast

By Core Info


Do you regularly charter a yacht in the Solent? Have you ever considered a change of scenery and sailing ground? Then why not consider a change to the West Country? With crystal blue waters and an abundance of unspoilt scenery, chartering a yacht in the South West is a must for anyone who enjoys sailing.

One of the advantages of chartering a yacht from Plymouth is the large and varied sailing grounds it offers with a choice of easily accessible destinations. With Devon to the east and Cornwall to the west, Plymouth is ideally placed for you to explore the coast allowing you to use the best of the prevailing winds. There are only a few locations which are restricted by tide. No harbour or marina is more than a few hours away, allowing you flexibility in your sailing plans dependent on weather conditions, as well as the sailing stamina and interests of your crew.

Typically, the sea depth off the coast is deep and trouble free and with plenty of natural marine life for you to observe, see video above which was taken on Spellbound on route to Fowey.

In our opinion, ‘harbour time’ is just as important as sailing. From our own base at King Point Marina , the easily accessible harbours include Fowey, Falmouth, Helford, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. All these destinations are no more than a day sail.

The off-season is a fabulous time to charter a yacht in South West. As you would expect, mooring during the summer months can get busy in popular locations such as Salcombe, but during the shoulder months, it is not unheard of to be able to moor overnight on the town’s walk-ashore pontoon (although it’s always worth taking a tender and outboard along as many locations in the south west are not walk ashore and rely on water taxis in the summer months)

With Plymouth being on a main line, there are direct trains from London Paddington and the Midlands. If you think about it, in most cases we are only an extra hour or so away from your usual stop in Southampton.  Once you reach Plymouth Central, you are a 5 minute (or sometimes less!) taxi ride away from King Point Marina, Plymouth which offers excellent on-shore facilities. For those of you travelling by car, we offer free and secure car parking.

Over the past few years we have welcomed a few new ‘converts’ who used to charter a yacht in the Solent but have been enticed to the west-country with its great sailing grounds, beautiful scenery and high quality yachts. If that wasn’t tempting enough, we will also offer a discount for Solent charterers who who like to try a change of scenery with a yacht charter in the South West.


Escape the Solent …. we’re might be a bit further away (but not by much!) and it is definitely worth it!

Yacht Charter in the South West makes the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Treat

By Core Info

Sailing in the South West Romantic Gift

Looking for the ultimate treat for Valentine’s day? With a gift voucher from Devon Sailing Experiences, you will be guaranteed to win “romance points” from your other half. We have a number of options for sailing and yacht charter in the south west to suit every pocket and every sailing experience level.

A gift voucher for an exclusive skippered charter of our Jeaneau 409, Bewitched, will cost you £500. This will enable you (and up to 5 others) to have the yacht to yourselves for the day and includes a fully qualified skipper and a light lunch whilst underway. Explore the beautiful coastline and secluded coves, all of which are easily accessible with yacht charter in the south west from Plymouth. Perhaps you could drop anchor in one of the picturesque bays and treat your loved one to a glass of bubbly.

A romantic Valentine’s day treat for £275 per person enables you to spend the weekend on our Jeanneau 409. Join us on the Friday evening and stay overnight on our luxury yacht. Set sail on the Saturday (perhaps head to Salcombe or Fowey), spend the evening at your destination, and return to Plymouth on the Sunday. What can be more relaxing and exhilarating than spending a whole weekend sailing with a yacht charter in the south west and spending a couple of nights onboard? (Please note that unless the yacht is exclusively chartered for an extra cost, there are likely to a total of 2 couples for this trip.)

Day sail gift vouchers offer flexibility for £99 per person. Upon receiving the voucher, your loved one can select a date from our website to join a scheduled day sailing with a yacht charter in the south west from Plymouth. Price includes a fully qualified skipper and lunch whilst underway.

How about combining your yacht charter in the south west with a hotel and spa visit? Devon Sailing Experiences has teamed up with the Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa to create an extra special experience. We will collect you from Plymouth, sailing over to Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa for an overnight stay and use of its luxury facilities. You will then sail back to Plymouth the next day. Yacht charter from £275 per person, minimum 2 persons, maximum 6. Contact Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa on 01548 844444 for more information on room prices and availability.

With so many options for the ultimate Valentines gift, there is no excuse for not treating the love of your life to a special experience this Valentines day.