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Getting Afloat

Being a passenger
Pleasure cruisers operate throughout the year around Falmouth harbour and the Carrick Roads. Details can be found from Fal River Links - tel: 01326 861910

Learning and hiring
The best way to start in boats is to find a friend who will take you out. Sailing clubs are very welcoming and will usually find berths for inexperienced crew who can be put to work. Sailing schools also run 'taster' sessions. If you want to learn how to sail or powerboat then look for an RYA course. There are lots of sailing schools around Falmouth. Some specialise in yachts and larger boats, some in smaller boats:

Mainly small boats:

Mainly yachts and larger boats:

  • Classic Sailing, Portscatho - Tel: 01872 58 00 22 - Charter, cruises, RYA sailing school
  • Cornish Blue - Tel: 01637 876210 - Skippered charter aboard traditional gaff rigged sailing boat
  • Cornish Cruising - Tel: 01326 211800 - Charters, cruises, RYA sail, powerboat and motor boat courses
  • Cornwall Power Cruises - Tel: 01872 263953 - Charter
  • Dreamseekers Yacht Charter Sailing School - Tel: 01326 316100 - Cruises and RYA sailing courses
  • First Rate Sail, Penzance - Tel: 01736 369041 - Charter
  • Freewinds Yacht Charter - Tel: 01326 318101 - Charters
  • Golden Black Sailing - Tel: 01326 319319 - Charters, cruises RYA sailing school
  • Mevagissey Sailing School - Tel: 01726 842 383 - RYA sailing courses
  • Trysail Sailing School & Yacht Charters - Tel: 01326 212320 - Charter, cruises, RYA sailing courses
  • Sailaday - Tel: 01736 759129 - Charter, cruises
  • Swan Yacht Charter - Tel: 01326 373821 - Charter, cruises

Visiting yachts
You may anchor in the harbour or berth at local marinas, including:

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