Sail – Fizz- Fish and Chips Friday (late afternoon sail)
Enjoy a late afternoon sail with Fizz Fish and Chips around Torbay onboard the jewel in the crown of the Devon Heritage Sailing Fleet – Pilgrim BM45.
During this half day sailing option you will have the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of the bay from a unique perspective. What better way to see the coastline than from one of the original sailing trawlers at sunset!
What to Expect on your Sail Fizz Fish and Chips experience:
You will find Pilgrim moored on the Town Pontoon close to where she was originally built by the Uphams Shipyard.
As you slip lines to glide away from land on this sundowner cruise, be sure to look back at Brixham and it’s picture postcard fishing port with pretty colour-washed fishermens cottages rising up around the old harbour. It is home port to Pilgrim BM45 along with many other working, and pleasure boats . There is always plenty to see as other heritage and classic sailing boats as well as fishing trawlers and day boats bustle in and around the busy harbour.
Because of weather, wind and tide, no two trips are exactly the same. However, a typical sundowner cruise will take us round the small coves and interesting wildlife sites around Torbay. Once onboard, we welcome you with freshly brewed Tea or Coffee and biscuits and when we return to port you will enjoy a delicious catch of the day fish and chip supper.
As we sail along, either sit back and relax or help the crew hoist the sails or even take the helm – The choice is yours!
Points of Interest During your Sundowner Brixham Boat Trip:
Landing over 40 different types of fish Brixham is an important fishing port.. The catch can be eaten both fresh off the boat in Brixham’s quayside restaurants and cafes, and is exported all over the world. Closer to home, Brixhams resident grey seals can be regularly spotted on the lookout for a free fish breakfast, lunch or supper!
Torbay as a whole was once a strategic naval anchorage, which was protected from the French, by a Napoleonic Fort built between 1794 and 1804 on Berry Head.
To the South East of Brixham you can see this dramatic limestone headland which is now designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its nature reserve it is home to a sea bird colony of guillemots, black legged kittiwakes, kestrels and seagulls.
The lighthouse on Berry Head, built in 1906 has the distinction of being the smallest but highest sighted lighthouse in the British Isles. At just 16 feet high its white light can be seen for over, 14 nautical miles.
Many of our bay sails are accompanied by dolphins and pilot whales as the South Devon coast is a haven for many marine wildlife visitors as well as holidaymakers!
After sailing around Torbay which offers lots of great photo opportunities, we return home to Brixham, where the half mile long breakwater protects the harbour, with its own lighthouse. Its Red light can be seen for 18 nautical miles, welcoming all manner of seafaring vessels into this historic port since 1916.
As the sun goes down you can stay up on deck to enjoy a freshly cooked fish and chip supper with an accompanying glass of prosecco to toast the end of another beautiful Brixham day!
Brixham – Town Pontoon
28th Apr: 5th May: 19th May: 9th Jun: *23rd Jun: 7th Jul: 1st Sep: 29th Sep: 6th Oct: 13th Oct: 27th Oct
17-30 – 21-00
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*Approx 2.5hrs of glorious sailing!
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