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Sail 'n' Dine

Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 7976 214569
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The best activity ever in Windermere

This is our third Brunch Sail with John from Sail N Dine. We had another amazing 3 hours on board... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
via mobile
Top night out

Excellent evening,great food, great host, crap weather- but didn't detract from the experience... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2016
Ed S
Dewsbury, 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 11 April 2016 via mobile

This is our third Brunch Sail with John from Sail N Dine. We had another amazing 3 hours on board on Sunday 10th April - the sailing was great fun and you can be as hands on as you want or you can just sit...More

Thank TheBlandGang
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Excellent evening,great food, great host, crap weather- but didn't detract from the experience. Highly recommended

1  Thank Ed S
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We booked this trip for a friends birthday. What a treat. Even the rain did not detract from the fun we had. From John's marigolds, (washing up gloves not flowers!) to his fabulous food and his mum christine's chutney this is a trip not to...More

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 23 March 2016

"It does what it says on the tin" ... Sail 'n' Dine ... but with the most amazing backdrop, absolutely delicious food and always good company. We can never come to the Lakes without the opportunity to enjoy this experience. John Haworth offers first rate...More

Thank Julia K
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had exclusive use of the yacht for our Sail n Dine experience and we had such a fantastic time. John is a great host and is incredibly knowledgeable about the lake and local area, giving us lots of tips on the...More

1  Thank LouLouLaMooMoo
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We had another great evening with John and fellow guests on a beautiful sunlit Lake Windemere, the food was superb and Johns recommendation of the local beef was spot on. This is one of those experiences everyone should have and you don't have to be...More

Thank Peter Di K
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Our afternoon with captain John Hayworth was fantastic. Beautiful views. Excellent sailing instruction and a bit of local history added to this amazing experience. Could not have asked for a better birthday celebration or day on Windermere. Our whole family loved it.

Thank KGStraveler
Reviewed 17 March 2016

This trip was organised as a birthday surprise by my family. What a treat. The evening was perfect from start to finish. John is a well organised,informative,jovial host. It really is like going to a friend's for dinner. The food is equal to a top...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We have sailed and dined with John several times now, the latest being on 7th March. It is the best evening you can imagine. A beautiful yacht and a host to whom nothing is too much trouble. The food is perfect and wine or other...More

Thank robert g
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Feb 29th 16 I proposed to my partner Dave aboard John's yacht. What an absolutely amazing experience from start to finish... John made it something we will never forget. John allowed my partner to sail with tuition the whole way around Windermere. He is so...More

Thank Amanda H
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I can suffer from seasickness and when I was on a catamaran that dropped anchor in Barbados felt queasy, could this happen on the lakes
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
How far in advance should I book a brunch during the week. Since I won't have a cell phone, can I book through an email?
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?
I will be in the area, mid-June and am interested in a brunch sailing. How should I dress?
8 April 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hello, that depends on the weather. If its raining then you will need showerproofs and always remember to take a fleece as its a little cooler on the water. Please also wear soft soled flat shoes. If you would like me to... More