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Sail 'n' Dine

Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 7976 214569
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Wonderful way to celebrate

We booked a Sail n Dine experience for our joint 60th birthdays at the end of September and we... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Lesley M
Ambleside, United Kingdom
Despite the Lake District drizzle we had a wonderful time.

Thanks to John for a great morning sailing and a lovely,locally produced lunch...... We were... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Helen B
Telford, United Kingdom
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May 2016 marks 30 years of trading and 4th consecutive Certificate of excellence award! I offer 2 trips most days. The 10.30 to 1.30 lunch sail for up to 8 people gives a hands on sailing experience with a sumptuous buffet lunch with wine. My jewel in the crown evening sail leaves at 6pm and is a taste of true yachting, eating and drinking out on the Lake! My 4 course dinner is cooked by me using the finest local produce cooked to your specification whilst the conversation (and wine)flows! I take up to 6 (Adults only) in the evening. You must of guessed by now that I am completely a one man band! I am receptionist, chauffeur, wine waiter, skipper, chef and washer upper!
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Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 7976 214569
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We booked a Sail n Dine experience for our joint 60th birthdays at the end of September and we weren't disppointed ! John was an amazing host, great company and gave us an evening we all won't forget. It was a perfect evening, still and...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Thanks to John for a great morning sailing and a lovely,locally produced lunch...... We were celebrating two birthdays and what a lovely way to do it! None of us had sailed before, weren't quite sure what to expect but it was great and we will...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent three hours with John on his beautiful yacht. We sailed up and down the north end of Windermere taking in the superb scenery while he instructed us on how to sail. John is friendly, humorous and very knowledgeable about the...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was a fab trip. The boat is in excellent condition and skippered by John, who is helpful, cheerful and knowledgable. No experience is required .. so you can sit back and relax or have a go under some basic instruction, which is good fun....More

Thank Supermarine_UK
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My husband Gary treated me to a 8 day awe-inspiring birthday holiday in our caravan around Lake Windermere. Our Sail and Dine experience on the evening of my birthday was something we will surely relish for a lifetime. John, the skipper and the owner of...More

Thank Adj B
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

What an experience we had with John and his boat. Just don't miss this one when you're in the area. He even picks you up from your lodgings wine and dines you til you can take no more and might even take you home unless...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

What could be more relaxing than sailing on England's largest lake on an expensive yacht, skippered professionally who created a relaxed, informative conversation? Local landmarks were pointed out, the rudiments of sailing explained and explored and after anchoring, lunch with wine was served. Great combination....More

Thank RichardLeicester_UK
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was our first time sailing. We had 2 hours of relaxation and basic instruction up and down Windermere. Great fun and learned a lot. Lunch was excellent in spite of a mis-communication on our part about being veggie. John is a great host and...More

Thank John170756
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic time, John is a wonderful host, the boat is gorgeous, the food is superb, and the scenery wonderful

Thank NikiHolmes001
Reviewed 9 October 2017

For us both, this was a fantastic way to celebrate our wedding anniversary, the lovely people that we met and John our host/ skipper and chef was fantastic in his ability to do all the above rolls his enthusiasm and knowledge and friendly manner puts...More

Thank markeden2017
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22 September 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your enquiry. Would it be possible for you to give me a call to discuss on 07976 214569? Regards John
3 June 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi. I've done the very same trip in Barbados and I've got to say the rum punches won't have helped! joking aside, I really wouldn't worry as it's a lake and non tidal so we don't get that swell which causes sickness. I can... More
27 May 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your enquiry. best to book as early as possible as I only take 6 per trip. do you have a particular date in mind and I'll check my availability?