Sail Fizz Fish and Chips Friday sundowner-in-brixham
Brixham Boat Trip Pilgrim BM45 on the pontoon
Brixham Breakwater lighthouse
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Classic Sailing Boat off Brixham Lighthouse


Take a sundowner Brixham boat trip around Torbay with a Fizz Fish and Chips supper. Enjoy  views of picturesque harbours, fishing boats and sea life

Fizz Fish and chips
Fizz Fish and chips

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!


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Additional information

Embark/Disembark Location

Brixham – Town Pontoon
*23-Jun only from Dartmouth Ferry Pontoon


28th Apr: 5th May: 19th May: 9th Jun: *23rd Jun: 7th Jul: 1st Sep: 29th Sep: 6th Oct: 13th Oct: 27th Oct
All dates are Fridays
*(please note this trip runs from Dartmouth)

Embark/Disembark Time

17-30 – 21-00

Max Number of Guests



3.50 Hours

What's included

*Approx 2.5hrs of glorious sailing!
*All refreshments whilst onboard
*Regular size portion of fish & Chips + individual serving prosecco
*Use of safety equipment e.g Life Jackets and harnesses
*Mooring and berthing fees

What's Not Included

*Parking Fees
*Waterproof Clothing
*Meals/drinks ashore
*Joining/onward travel
*Travel Insurance

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
Rated 5 out of 5
May 28, 2017

What a fabulous sailing experience! We had some nasty easterly winds which made it a bit challenging for some of our fellow guests, but nevertheless Pilgrim felt safe and alive and the skipper and crew made sure we were all comfortable and well looked after. I would thoroughly recommend this sailing experience to anybody!

July 5, 2017

Hi David & Debbie apologies for the late response to your great feedback – if only we could control the weather it would be perfect. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time onboard Pilgrim and hope to welcome you both back onboard very soon!

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