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Join us aboard the SNARK, our beautiful 110 ft long sailing ship, for a truly memorable experience. 


Whether it’s for a summer holiday sailing around the coasts Britain and the Continent or a winter evening meal snug in Exeter Docks our objectives remain the same; to provide a place for you to escape from the humdrum, to meet new people, to enjoy new experiences but most of all to relax and reflect, to recharge and restore and to leave ready to face the world.

Snark is a family run business, our ‘summer sailings’ and ‘winter dining’,  have the same ethos; it's personal and comfortable, lagom not deluxe, sociable not elite, sustainable travel not extravagant.  


Summer Sailings

Holidays, family charters, day sailing.


In May we will be running day sailing and short excursions in the Exe estuary and surrounding coast. More detail to be posed soon.

June to early September we will be sailing slowly around the English Channel in eight legs of approximately seven days each boarding at; Topsham, Calais, Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo, Roscoff, Exmouth, Falmouth.

Booking now open  

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Winter Dining

Dining, Sunday brunch, Private parties, and more

From October to February the Snark is berthed in the centre of Exeter in the Ship Canal basin with walk abroad access, serving great home cooked food and carefully selected drinks.

  • Dinner: Thursday Friday Saturday 18:30 - 21:00 : Brunch: Sunday 11:00 - 13:00

  • Pre-pay reservations only for a single sitting of 24 people on shared tables.

  • Fixed price set menus, themed from around the world, changing fortnightly 

  • Wines, ciders and beers by the glass or bottle.

  • Private functions for up to 32 by arrangement.

  • For updates on music, wine tasting and other pop up events;   follow us on Twitter and Instagram



What our guests say

A very refreshing experience which I thoroughly enjoyed. A lot of the individual event’s success depends on the mix of people, and on my second visit, this worked extremely well. The time just flew by! The food on both occasions was excellent, and I particularly enjoyed the authentic Chinese cuisine. Paul and Qiao are excellent hosts. Their primary focus has to be on the cooking and serving of food, but they are still able to interact with guests.'

Andrew, Nov 2023

‘What a lovely holiday, thanks. Brilliant crew... Hoping to sail again in Snark’   

Janet D, Oct 2022


‘It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and a privilege for us to be onboard for the last leg of your voyage, which culminated with the magical day sailing around Lands’ End and seeing our dolphins. ‘ 

Lorna W. Sept 2022


‘It was a wonderful trip with great company.’ 

Helen S.  Sept 2022

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