How to book
Just go to our 2023 Bookings page and choose the event/s you with to join and buy a ticket, fill in the contact details and send. Once the booking is checked, we will send you an invoice for the full tariff. 25% of this is due by bank transfer within 14 days of issue and the remainder 8 weeks prior to the start of the event.
What we provide
As part of your all-inclusive package, we provide the following:
fresh linen and towels
three meals a day on board, plus snacks and fruit.
associated drinks including coffee and tea, wines, beers and ciders.
the skipper and crew.
power, water and fuel.
life jackets for use at sea.
transfer to and from shore.
all other costs associated with running the boat.
What you need to pack
clothes suitable for the activities and the likely weather. Remember it can be cooler on the water, especially in the evenings.
waterproof outer layer including trousers. It doesn’t have to be specialist sailing gear
thermal layer top and bottom. More layers are more flexible than one thick layer
deck shoes/sailing boots or walking boots
quick-drying hats, gloves and socks
washbag, soap and shampoo, sunscreen, sunglasses, seasickness remedies, etc.
eye mask and earplugs (for light sleepers)
best packed in a soft bag or case.
If you are resident outside the UK or are joining and/or leaving us in a foreign country, you must carry with you;
Your passport or other valid travel document with any required visas, with at least six months over run on the end of the event,
Suitable insurance covering at a minimum; medical and associated care expenses, repatriation whether sick or deceased, personal liability, personal possessions, cancellation cover.
We may take a copy of these for our records.
Accommodation & bathrooms
If you're staying on board overnight, we provide standard berths in single and twin cabins, and a king-size bed for those booking the Owner's Cabin.
Two shower rooms with WCs are available during the day. The aft heads is reserved for the crew between 20:00 and 08:00. We don't provide laundry services on board.
Food & drink
If you have any particular dietary requirements or allergies, please let us know when you book or by email at least 2 weeks before the event and we will do our best to accommodate your needs or let you know immediately if we can’t.
All our food is prepared in one galley and we cannot guarantee it does not contain allergens.
Please do not bring your own food or drink onboard, for hygiene reasons we cannot store or serve it in our kitchen.
For more information about our menus, see Food & Drink.
There is an extensive library of books onboard ranging from art and architecture through horticulture, yoga and philosophy to sailing and nautical matters as well as some novels and poetry. Please feel free to browse and read.
We welcome families on board Snark, but we are not equipped to accommodate children under 5. Children under 12 must be accompanied by two supervising adults and those under 18 must be accompanied by at least one supervising adult.
We are sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets on board.
We hope to cover as much of the trip under sail as possible but to maintain our schedule we may have to motor for some of the way. We may also have days when the weather is unsuitable, and we have to stay in the harbour and change our itinerary. We will always explain any changes to you at the time and try our utmost to ensure your enjoyment of your time with us is not compromised.
Hopefully, we can make up the lost time, but it is possible we may have to end a leg at an earlier port. We will offer you the choice of disembarking there or alternatively you will be welcome to stay on board for no additional tariff and help us get Snark to her scheduled destination a day or two later.
Safety, health and happiness
Always follow the instructions given by the skipper or crew.
We'd love you to be involved in the sailing of Snark, but only if you want to. We will explain what to do and how to do it.
Boats and booze don’t mix well so we ask that you drink in moderation. Please don’t smoke or vape while on board.
If you have a medical pre-condition for which you are taking prescription drugs, please let us know particularly if you need to take them in a crisis; it helps the first aider assess the situation. Unfortunately, we cannot provide over the counter remedies, please bring your own sunblock, pain relief, seasickness treatment etc. Obviously recreational drugs are strictly forbidden.
Please let us know in advance if you have any disability which you think might cause you problems on board and we will discuss with you how we can overcome them. If we can’t, we will let you know immediately. For more information, check out our Accessibility page.
Please treat everyone on board with kindness and tolerance and respect each others' opinions, privacy and dignity. Your time onboard is a great opportunity for everyone to share a digital detox, so please keep your use of electronic devises to a minimum.
Finally, if there is anything else you need or want to make your trip with us a happy one please let us know and we will do our best to help.