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Fabulous way to spend 3 hrs

This is a very fresh review as just left Nikki and Jez-e-Belle at 7pm tonight after 3hrs... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
familyorientated
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York, United Kingdom
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Appledore Sails 3 generations sailing

We have just enjoyed 4 hours of pleasure on the estuary at Appledore. Grandad, Mom, Dad and... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
CJOA
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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| Rock House, 1 The Quay, Appledore EX39 1QS, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very fresh review as just left Nikki and Jez-e-Belle at 7pm tonight after 3hrs motoring/sailing. My self, my husband and our 10yr old son went and stayed out longer than planned due to our experience our skipper gave us. Nikki made us...More

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am just so glad you all enjoyed it. It was a real pleasure to take you all sailing and your son is a real natural. I do hope he continues with his sailing as he so enjoyed it. Do revisit, I will be ready...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We have just enjoyed 4 hours of pleasure on the estuary at Appledore. Grandad, Mom, Dad and Grandaughter all experiencing a traditional local fishing boat under sail and engine. Knowlegable, experienced skipper Nikki was the perfect host. Highly reccommended.

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Aw! Thank you for the lovely review. So very glad you enjoyed it. It was a perfct day and perfect company - just a pity so little wind.Hopefully I'll take you out on Patron next year.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

We enjoyed a fantastic afternoon with Niki on Jez-e-Belle on a warm sunny afternoon in Appledore. Niki's knowledge of the water and history of this beautiful Estuary was incredible. We will be back!

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I look forward to taking you out again on either Jez-y-Belle or Patron - or both!!

Reviewed 25 May 2018

Despite no sun and no wind, Niki sailed us around Appledore on Jey-Zee-Belle and we had a jolly time. As our skipper she was very knowledgeable about the area as well as sailing and happy for us to have a go at helming while taking...More

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves despite the weather and I really look forward to taking you again in the summer when hopefully we might have sun and a little more wind! Safe journey home and thank you for the lovely review.

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

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
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.

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.

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

Really glad you enjoyed it.

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!

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.

Thank JimmBrown
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.

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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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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