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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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+44 1237 423163
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our morning on Patron was absolutely brilliant - even a nervous sailor like me felt completely safe with Niki in charge while Husband, whose idea this was, had a chance to take the tiller and to learn new skills. Niki is a great teacher and...More

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for such a lovely review. I am just so glad you had a great day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on a family holiday in North Devon, we decided as an impulse decision to try a couple of hours of sailing for our children (7 and 11), who had never sailed before. We contacted Niki and we were fortunate enough that she was able...More

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a commendation! Thank you Andrew. I am just so gld you enjoyed it as much as you obviously did. Thank you and love to see you all again.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

I was one of 5 people (not the party leader) who went out with Nikki on Patron into Bideford Bay for 4 hours. We all got a chance to helm and participate in tacking, setting and taking in sail, etc and were given great confidence...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Three of us did the four-hour trip on Patron and had a great time. We had a small amount of sailing experience although it wouldn't have mattered if we were first-timers because Niki will tailor the experience for you with as much or as little...More

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NT111, Owner at Appledore Sails - Private Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks for the great review Ben. Really look forward to seeing you all again and if we can make a weekend that will be terrific

Reviewed 12 July 2018 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 13 July 2018

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!

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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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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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