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Vigilance of Brixham

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Heritage Ponton, Brixham TQ5 9BP, England
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Just back from a great sail on a lovely, sunny morning in October. Cruising around Torbay on this restored 78 foot heritage sailing ketch was a wonderful experience. Our 'crew' were knowledgable, enthusiastic and friendly, taking time to answer our many questions about life on...More

Thank Kel P
Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post this informative review. We are grateful to people like you for supporting our long standing venture.

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We went for a morning sail after visiting the fish market. What a great trip! Crew were friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. We all helped with hauling up the sails and taking the helm. A really good morning - we live locally and will definitely do...More

Thank Neil C
Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you for your positive feedback, and it's really good to hear that you plan to sail with us again, we look forward to welcoming you aboard next time. Remember as you live locally we are always looking for more volunteers to help us maintain...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

My family and I had a visitor three hour sail on the Vigilance , which was quite magnificent , the restored unique old vessel sailed through the water beautifully handled by a charming crew and skipper , The crew involved the teenagers in hauling ropes...More

Thank Robert M
Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Well what can I say...we are so pleased you enjojed your sailing trip onboard Vigilance of Brixham. Feedback like this keeps us going. A big thank you from all aboard.

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Booked the 3 hour visitor sail as I was on holiday with my dad in Brixham. It was a great adventure - the lovely crew were very hospitable and informative about the boat herself. Weather was a little less windy than a sailing vessel would...More

Thank KP1561
Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Sorry about the lack of wind....but it was a pleasure to take you out on Vigilance anyway, and thank you for your kind comments There will be some photos of your trip on our Vigilance facebook page soon..

Reviewed 20 August 2018

My partner and I both loved this sail. The ship is beautiful and the crew is very welcoming. It feels great to be out on the sea, to hear nothing but the breeze powering the sails and the sounds of a wooden boat. It is...More

Thank Emilie C
Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thanks for your feedback, this is a good description of what Vigilance tries to do. Thank you.

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Fantastic sail with my 2 sons on a fab August august evening. Volunteer crew all very helpful, chatty and knowledgable about their very special craft. And both sons got to steer! Thank you.

Thank Steve H
Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

So glad you and your sons enjoyed your trip with us...we just love to share the experience with people like yourselves. And thank you for supporting our venture.

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We booked to go for an afternoon sailing around Torbay, the crew were all very welcoming and it was obvious they are all passionate about the vessel and sailing. They encourage guests to join in with ropes, sails and steering which is great, and to...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We chartered Vigilance for the day to celebrate a special birthday. We sailed from Brixham to Dartmouth where we stopped for an hour for lunch. Then made the return trip mainly under motor because the wind had dropped and was against us. The sun shone...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 14 June 2018

I had seen Vigilance moored in Brixham harbour and when the chance to sail on her came up I grabbed it with both hands. From booking to actually stepping on board the volunteer crew were wonderful. They clearly love the ship and this rubs off...More

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Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

So glad you enjoyed your trip aboard Vigilance, and thank you for taking the time to post your review.

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We went out on the last sail of the season with The Vigilance. A great day out for all the family. The kids loved it and the crew shared loads of interesting stories and information. Would highly recommend.

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Stephen C, Owner at Vigilance of Brixham, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your sailing onTrip advisor...we are so glad you enjoyed your time aboard the Vigilance. You are always welcome to return anytime.

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22 April 2018|
Response from Stephen C | Property representative |
Please google..."vigilance of brixham" answers to your questions are on our website.
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Dress for the British weather..bring some warm clothing as it can get chilly on the water..and a rain coat ..just in case.