Time & Location
30 Jun 2022, 16:00 – 07 Jul 2022, 10:00
Great Yarmouth, Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth NR31, UK
About the event
- Watch seals lounging on the sandbanks of the Wash
- Visit the historic seaside towns of Grimsby, Bridlington and Scarborough
- Sail past spectacular coastal scenery at Spurn Head, Flamborough Head and Whitby Harbour
- Climb 190 steps up to Dracula’s Abbey at Whitby
Day 1: Board Snark from 16:00 to 18:00 at Town Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth. Group introductions and safety briefing, followed by evening meal on board.
Day 2: Cast off early to cruise down the river and then sail north around the Norfolk coast through the sand dunes to the sheltered harbour of Wells Next the Sea. Dinner on board followed by a walk to the local pub.
Day 3: Sail into the Wash between the sandbank homes of the numerous Wash seals and sea bird colonies. Anchor in a sheltered spot and row ashore for a barbecue on the sands.
Day 4: Another early start to sail the long passage across the Wash estuary, weaving through sandbanks and wind farms inshore along the Lincolnshire coast. Sail to the famous fishing port of Grimsby on the river Humber and moor amongst the fishing fleet to pick up some of the famous local catch - and possibly stock up with the local brew Dock Beer.
Day 5: Sail out of the Humber, around the spectacular, low-lying 3.5-mile stretch of sand and shingle at Spurn Point before heading up the coast to the ‘kiss-me-quick’ holiday town of Bridlington for fish and chips on the quay.
Day 6: Sail up the coast to Scarborough and a day ashore in this historic North Yorkshire seaside town. Time to hit the market for local produce and Yorkshire wines to have for dinner.
Day 7: Another early start to run up the Yorkshire coast around the 400m-high chalk cliffs at Flamborough Head, trying to spot breeding auks, gannets, gulls and puffins, to arrive in the fishing port of Whitby in time to climb all 190 steps up to Dracula’s final resting place at Whitby Abbey. Dinner on board and maybe a trip to a local harbourfront inn.
Last day: Breakfast on board, followed by goodbyes and disembarkation at 10:00 from Fish Quay, Whitby.
A typical day’s activities might include:
- An early breakfast on board.
- Cast off and sail to our next stopover with lunch and refreshments along the way.
- Learn the ropes and help sail the boat as we go.
- Relax on board, keeping an eye out for wildlife and coastal landmarks, or chill on deck, reading a book, sketching or photographing the coast as we sail by.
- Moor up or anchor in the afternoon with cultural visits where available.
- Dinner on deck or row ashore to a secluded beach for a sea swim or coastal walk and barbecue, or evening out to a harbour inn or restaurant (onshore meals not included in price).
Note: The above itinerary is provisional. It may be subject to change depending on weather and other factors. Some ports will not be available in certain wind conditions. We might get to others too late or skip a stopover for a longer day’s sail if we’re running behind.
- Ticket type
Leg 4 standard berth
This ticket confirms a standard berth for one person on leg 4 (Anglia). Snark’s fares include accommodation with three meals a day and all soft and alcoholic drinks (excluding spirits) on board, fresh linen and towels, shore landings, and all the necessary costs associated with running the boat and crew.Price£1,368.00
- Ticket type
Leg 4 Owners Cabin
This ticket confirms a double cabin for two people on leg 4 (Anglia). Snark’s fares include accommodation with three meals a day and all soft and alcoholic drinks (excluding spirits) on board, fresh linen and towels, shore landings, and all the necessary costs associated with running the boat and crew.Price£3,156.00