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  John was the perfect host very friendly and knowledgeable the homemade food was amazing and so tasteful John made our 10th year wedding anniversary perfect in everyway we had an... read more

donna h
19th August 2021

star rating  Rang in the morning to book some sailing and dining. Managed to get some sailing that afternoon due to a cancellation. Captain John was a great host, made us feel... read more

Adrian T
23rd October 2019

star rating  This was arranged as a surprise birthday gift for my partner and I. From the second we met John our captain, chef and host for the evening until we left... read more

Paul J
31st May 2022