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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. 

June to mid August ; 'Le Grande Tour du Voile de la Manche'  or Sailing slowly around the English Channel;  in six legs of approx. seven days each boarding at; Topsham, Eastbourne, Caen, St Peter Port, Roscoff, Newlyn and back to Topsham. 

In late August we hope to run an extended version of our three river voyage taking in Topsham, Totnes, Kingsbridge, St. German, Cotehele, Fowey River, and Truro. 

(Booking available from September 2023)


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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 sharing menus of 12 or more dishes, 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

Winter 2023/4 bookings open on

mid September for early October



What our guests say

‘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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