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Cornwall

Next Trip: 7th - 10th Apr 2023 Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

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Region: Cornwall
Trip Type: Sailing
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Max Group Size: 8
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Sunshine along the Cornish coastline, colourful villages perched above crescents of golden sand, a peaceful anchorage and the immutable sound of the sea. Experience adventure under sail on the 75-year-old, 60ft traditional gaff cutter Eda Frandsen.

Join the small crew to explore the sweeping bays, picturesque towns and rolling green headlands of the southern English coast. Choose to become fully involved with life on board and embrace the working nature of the yacht, or simply take the opportunity to relax as the sun glows pink on the horizon.

Explore a region renowned for its wildlife: spotting whales, basking sharks, dolphins and an eclectic mix of seabirds. Journey onshore to wander along coastal paths or chat in a sun-soaked beer garden, sipping a drink full of ice and lemon. Drop anchor in stunning scenery, enjoying tranquillity, fantastic company and a unique seaswept perspective.

Down below, Eda is cosy and comfortable, with a spacious saloon to enjoy delicious meals. Abundant fresh seafood, such as wild langoustines, mackerel and scallops, ensures the food is just another highlight of this wonderful trip.

It is also valuable to note that a trip on Eda Frandsen is a sailing adventure rather than a cruise. As such, there is no fixed itinerary, as we choose to sail where the wind blows. Further, while Eda is perfectly organised, it is important to be aware that space is naturally limited. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Trip Highlights

  • Take the wheel of Eda Frandsen as you sail along the gorgeous Cornish coastline.
  • Visit quaint seaside villages, exploring local galleries, quirky shops and sun-soaked streets.
  • Hike along the winding headland, enjoying the turquoise waters and sandy coves of the Cornish Riviera.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 - All Aboard

Begin your adventure in Falmouth, Cornwall. A port rich in maritime history and busy with fishing boats, it’s the perfect place to board the captivating Eda Frandsen. Meet your crew before setting sail out of the natural harbour. Perhaps sail up to Restronguet or, depending on the weather, sail over to the Cornish fishing village of St. Mawes. Once anchored, nosy ashore for a coastal wander. Visit St Mawes castle, one of the best-preserved of Henry VIII’s fortresses and enjoy golden hours in a waterside pub. (D)

Day 2 - Exploring Fowey

With the wind in your sails, glide up the coastline. Watch white caps wave in the distance, the salty air turning your cheeks pink as you look for dolphins, basking sharks and seals. Reach the sheltered depths of Fowey Harbour, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Step ashore to explore the sun-dappled streets that brim with local galleries, bakeries and coffee shops. Leave the bustling port behind with pockets full of treasure and hike the coastal paths that hug the rolling cliffs. Climb back on board as the sun melts into the sea to relax with good food and lovely company. (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Discovering Helford River

Wake refreshed after a peaceful night on the water. This morning, sail southwest to Helford River, one of Cornwall’s most cherished wild places. Protected by the coastline, the region is known for its beauty. Abundant with hidden coves, white sandy beaches, tropical gardens and sun-drenched mudflats, there’s so much to explore. Sailing through turquoise water, look out for grey herons, reed warblers, kingfishers and the rare white plumage of little egrets. After finding a quiet bay to drop anchor for the night, gather in the saloon for a candlelit dinner of fresh seafood. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Back on Land

As the dawn mist recedes in sunlight, step up on deck into the cooling morning breeze. Begin your journey back to port, listening to tales of Cornish history and watching for dolphins playing in the wake. Sail the coastal waters back to Falmouth before saying goodbye to the crew and coming ashore. (B)

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Trip Dates & Prices

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7th Apr - 10th Apr 20234 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£660Book Now
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21st Apr - 24th Apr 20236 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£660Book Now

Trip Details

Accommodation Read More

Eda Frandsen is a beautifully restored 75-year-old Gaff Cutter. The rig is entirely traditional, showing incredible workmanship. Down below, she is comfortable and well-equipped, but naturally, personal space is limited. There is a homely saloon and four cabins with twin berths in a bunk arrangement. The cabins are separated from the saloon by privacy curtains, with each berth having its own locker storage. Please ensure that you bring your personal belongings in a soft holdall that can be compressed to fit into the locker. There are two bathrooms, including one with a shower.

Meals Read More

The food on Eda Frandsen is guaranteed to be a real highlight of the trip. Incredibly fresh, wholesome and creative, the meals are created with sustainable local produce. With the sea air sure to whip up an appetite, you can be certain to be incredibly well looked after while on board.

Special Dietary requirements

Due to the small size of the galley and the restrictions that come with being at sea, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate as wide a range of dietary requirements as we would like on this trip. Therefore, if you have any dietary requests, please check in with us before booking. If we are not made aware of your requirements before booking, we may be unable to cater for them. Unfortunately, we’re not able to accommodate nut allergies on our sailing trips.

Inclusions Read More
  • 3 nights accommodation on the traditional sailing yacht Eda Frandsen
  • All meals during the trip (Meals indicated as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All specialist group sailing equipment
Trip Grading Read More

Green Graded 1-3

This trip is suitable for people with no previous sailing experience.

Due to the traditional nature of Eda Frandsen, you may choose to actively immerse yourself in the working nature of the yacht or, if you prefer, simply sit back, relax and unwind as you sail along the Cornish coastline.

As you would expect, the areas below deck are compact and functional, meaning that space is naturally restricted. Therefore, it is important that you feel comfortable with having limited personal space while aboard.

Travel Read More

The trip begins in Falmouth, Cornwall, at 2:00pm on Day 1. The trip will end in Falmouth, Cornwall, at 12:00pm on Day 4. Please make your own way to Falmouth Harbour, where the crew will welcome you on board.

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Make This Trip Private

Fancy this trip just for your group? Get together with family and friends spend quality time exploring wild places. A private trip allows you to benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides but with the advantage of the flexibility to tailor the days to your group. Make the trip more or less challenging depending on your experience or choose to add in some optional extras like castle or distillery visits depending on your interests. The price of a private trip will depend on the number of travellers in your group. Let us know your prefered departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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Difficulty Grades Explained

Green Graded Sailing Holidays

These trips are suitable for people with no previous sailing experience.

Due to the traditional nature of Eda Frandsen, you may choose to actively immerse yourself in the working nature of the yacht or, if you prefer, simply sit back, relax and unwind as you sail along beautiful coastline.

As you would expect, the areas below deck are compact and functional, meaning that space is naturally restricted. Therefore, it is important that you feel comfortable with having limited personal space while aboard.

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