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  Thiis was our second time on Sail 'N' Dine having had a lunchtime cruise 3 years ago. We enjoyed it so much previosuly that we decided to do it again... read more

Jonathan P
1st August 2021

star rating  My husband and I were collected from The Lakeland Village and taken to Johns yacht to join two other couples. It was a beautiful sunny evening, and we were soon... read more

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26th July 2018

star rating  A lovely way to spend a Saturday morning with friends. John was great company we found his knowledge of the lake really interesting.It was great fun all having a go... read more

28th July 2022