A hands-on sailing experience, with fabulous food, moored out on the lake.

10.30am–1.30pm OR 3pm-6pm Ploughman’s Sailing Experience Aged 9 +

After a tour of Bowness Bay we hoist the sails and enjoy the peace and quiet as we explore Windermere. Sit back, relax and enjoy the amazing scenery or get completely involved with trimming the sails and helming the ocean going yacht.

After 90 minutes, we drop the sails, find a quiet spot in one of Windermere’s many bays, relax and enjoy a very extensive, locally sourced ploughman’s meal, with a glass of complementary house wine.

A selection of beers, gin & tonic, speciality wines, prosecco and champagne can be purchased from our on board bar.

We finish with tea or coffee and my Mum’s homemade cake, as we motor back to the marina.

For more details on the Ploughman’s Sailing Experience Menu, please click here.



2023/24 Prices:


EXCLUSIVE USE: (just for YOUR private group)

£295 for 2-persons

£350 for 3-4 persons

£395 for 5-6 persons


Please go to the BOOKINGS PAGE to check availability and make a booking




Practical tips for your safety and enjoyment

  • Please wear soft non-slip shoes.
  • We supply all safety equipment.
  • Wear warm clothes for cold days.
  • No Smoking.
  • Remember your camera.
  • Although we dine ‎in the comfort of the cabin, the sailing element is outdoors so a waterproof coat and trousers are essential if it’s raining.
  • Pets of any description are not permitted on board.




star rating  We have been sailing with John for over ten years now and have never been disappointed. In spite of the weather we still had a lovely trip out on the... read more

Dave A
2nd October 2019

star rating  Fabulous sail with a great host and skipper John. Very friendly and knowledgeable guy made us all welcome and nice touch letting my son Harry take the helm for our... read more

18th September 2019

star rating  I booked this for my aunt, myself and my wife and we have not stopped talking about it ever since - it really is a day to remember. From the... read more

19th August 2022