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Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters

| Rock House, 1 The Quay, Appledore EX39 1QS, England
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Highlight of our Appledore holiday...

This was our first visit to delightful Appledore and Appledore Sails beckoned wherever we... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
CandJBarecelona
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Highly recommend Appledore Sails!

I spent a day with Niki learning, she is Incredibly knowledgable, professional, warm and very... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Jack S
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Come sailing - no expereince is necessary. We offer private sailing and motor boat trips around the beautiful Torridge Taw estuary - a UNESCO biosphere and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a traditional locally built lug sail boat (2 to 4 hours, up to 4 adults or 2 adults 3 young children / 3 adults 2 young children). Or sail out to sea in an ocean going yacht (4 or 9 hours up to 5 people, no children) including trips to Clovelly or Lundy depending on the weather. Longer trips with overnight stops are also available. You have the whole boat for your party with skipper and we make each trip a unique experience. Join in with sailing and crewing the boat. We can suit all levels of age and experience including novices. Any training you might like is included within the cost. Safety equipment and life jackets are supplied. Both the boats and the skipper are fully licenced.
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| Rock House, 1 The Quay, Appledore EX39 1QS, England
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This was our first visit to delightful Appledore and Appledore Sails beckoned wherever we looked. We booked a 3 hour trip for Friday 13th, deciding to end our week's visit with our first ever sailing experience. Niki made us feel at ease right from the...More

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Well I cannot ask for a better review than that!! Thank you so much and so glad you enjoyed your trip. The smile on your faces when the wind picked up a little and you really felt what sailing was all about made my day!...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

I spent a day with Niki learning, she is Incredibly knowledgable, professional, warm and very friendly. I couldn't recommend her more!

Thank Jack S
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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thanks for the great review Jack. So glad you enjoyed the training and hope you find it useful.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Our second day out with Niki on Patron. This time there was wind! One feels very safe with her as things are done properly.

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Really glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had a lovely day sailing with Niki towards Lundy Island, going round to Clovelly and back (the scenic route). It was a fantastic day and Niki answered all the questions we asked about both sailing and the local area. Niki was fabulous, made us...More

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

So very glad you enjoyed your day and thank you for the lovely review. Look forward to taking you all out next year!

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience with a knowledgable, friendly and relaxed captain. An enjoyable experience all round which has me looking for sailing lessons locally. Thanks for a great day Niki and Jez-y-belle.

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

I love comments like this. If it has inspired you to take up sailing, that is so worthwhile. Good luck and let me know how you get on.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We had an amazing three hour sail around the Torridge and Taw estuary on the Jez-e-bellle, a traditional Appledore built lugger. Niki Tait, the owner, was absolutely lovely and extremely knowledgeable about both the difficult waters we were sailing and the local history and coastline....More

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

What a lovely review and so many thanks for your kind words. I would love to take you out on Patron. Her season runs fromn April to October so just give me a ring when you ar ready.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We went on a four trip with Niki on Jez-y-belle for my husband Martin's birthday on 31 July and it was truly brilliant! Niki has such a warm friendly personaility that she immediately put us at ease and as the trip progressed it became clear...More

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you Chris for such a lovely review and it was a delight to take you both sailing and to see Martin's big grin throughout - and yours! Look forward to taking you back out again.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Niki was amazing and matched the 3hour trip perfectly for us and our 4, 7 & 9 year old boys. It was a birthday great for our 9 year old and he LOVED IT! Thank you Niki the boys think you are awesome! Dave &...More

Thank LizK118
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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dave and Liz - Thanks so much for your kind words. I must have taught the boys very well to work out that their Skipper is Awesome! It was great to take out such a nice family who all were so obviously enjoying themselves. It...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a great experience with warm and very experienced skipper Nikki Tait. We had some force 5 wind but at no time we felt other than in safe hands and both the scenery and the boat will be hard to top. The coast and...More

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

It was a delight to take all the family sailing and so glad you enjoyed it. I would love to take you agin when you are here next. Enjoy the rest of your holidays.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had 4 hours sailing for my dads 70th on Patron. It was very enjoyable Skipper Niki was very knowledgeable and took being bombarded with 3 novices question very well. As beginners we were well looked after and felt safe. I now have a good...More

Thank Robert P
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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. It was a delight to take you out and so glad you enjoyed yourselves. I never mind how many guestions a person asks. It just shows they are interested and enjoying the experience.

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If the dog is fairly passive and well behaved then it is welcome on Jez-y-Belle but probably not for sailing as if a dog is not used to a boat, sailing can upset it. Motoring should be fine. You will need to keep the dog... More
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