Sailing holidays and yoga retreats
Welcome on board the elegant Thames sailing barge SNARK for a truly unique and memorable holiday along the spectacular coastline and rivers in the west country of England.
Eco friendly travel on the water powered by the wind.
Close to nature and marine wild life.
Fully self contained, off grid holidays.
On board amenities includes a large sun deck, a bright yoga studio / open plan salon down below, cosy cabins, good food, hot showers and fresh beddings.
Do as much or as little as you like. No prior experience required.
Families, friends, couples, groups and solo travellers welcome.
To protect the health and wellbeing of all our guests, crew and the public, we are implementing 'Covid secure' procedures across all of our services during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. These responses are under regular reviews as the situation evolves.
Exclusive 'Bubble buddy' cruises. Not shared with other guests.
Low deposit. Flexible cancellation policy.
Deep cleaning and decontamination periods between cruises.
Served by locally based long term crews.
Regular temperature checks for all on board.
Snark is based in South Devon and generally operates from the picturesque towns of Dartmouth and Totnes, on the Dart. We take out up to twelve guests for the day or eight for overnight events. She is stylish, spacious and welcoming with four berths in the aft cabin and four comfy sailors hammocks in curtained alcoves off the main salon, two shower rooms, a fully equipped galley and a cosy snug with a log burning stove for chilly spring and autumn evenings.
Individuals and groups of all levels of experience are welcome. Our tariffs are fully inclusive with plenty of good freshly prepared food and beverages, linen and towels and hands-on experience. You only have to bring yourselves, a sense of adventure and suitable clothing. N.B. Travel to and from the boat and personal insurance is not included.
To make the best of these unusual times we have radically changed our 2020 season. There is no doubt that being in a good place mentally and physically and spending time on the water helps people resist and overcome infection. We can provide this but how to achieve it without you leaving the protection of your domestic bubble?
We have put together a programme of exclusive bookable trips starting in early July for single intimate groups of ‘bubble buddies’ of between two and eight family or friends. These are timed to allow 'decontamination' periods in between. These will be off grid all-inclusive self-contained two or seven day cruises under sail exploring the wonderful coast and river Devon and Cornwall can offer.
We have adjusted our 2020 rates to offer the best value for money we can and revised our T&Cs to significantly reduced the risks of you losing out through late changes in government guidance. For further details see the info pages.
We have also prepared our 2021 programme early so you can now plan and book for the good times to come while you remain in purdah. We have some fantastic events planned including;
• Sailing cruises: for one, two or seven days, including taking part in regattas and parades.
• Yoga and meditation classes and weekend off-grid retreats.
• Special celebrations: anniversaries, birthdays, weddings.
• Corporate charter: workshops, meetings, client entertainments, networking, team building.
• Private charter: either static or sailing; including retreats and dining.
• Pop up jazz and food demo café for Dartmouth’s festivals.
You are welcome to share in the sailing and domestic activities on board or you an simply sit back and enjoy the trip while we sail the boat. No previous experience is needed, we will provide basic instruction and information on anything from sail trimming to navigation, knot tying to helming. We do not offer RYA training but any sailing miles can be added to your logbook.
Whether Snark is moored alongside the quay in Dartmouth or Totnes, off on a short voyage along the River Dart, or venturing further afield around the SW coast, you will be assured of making new and different memories.
Reviews – don’t just take our word for it!
I had such a great, relaxing weekend and the sailing experience on the Thames barge was fascinating.'
'A memorable break - the combination of the sea, Devon, yoga, good company and great food.'