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Sail 'n' Dine

Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 7976 214569
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Great experience!

Had a lovely few hours on 9/9/17. Blessed with great weather we arrived at the boatyard to be met... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gill J
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Great host and fantastic scenery.

John was very accommodating and went the extra mile to make the trip a special one for a friend... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
58glamgal58
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Edmonton, Canada
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May 2016 marks 30 years of trading and 4th consecutive Certificate of excellence award! I offer 2 trips most days. The 10.30 to 1.30 lunch sail for up to 8 people gives a hands on sailing experience with a sumptuous buffet lunch with wine. My jewel in the crown evening sail leaves at 6pm and is a taste of true yachting, eating and drinking out on the Lake! My 4 course dinner is cooked by me using the finest local produce cooked to your specification whilst the conversation (and wine)flows! I take up to 6 (Adults only) in the evening. You must of guessed by now that I am completely a one man band! I am receptionist, chauffeur, wine waiter, skipper, chef and washer upper!
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Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely few hours on 9/9/17. Blessed with great weather we arrived at the boatyard to be met by John who is a very accomplished host and has a knack of involving all members of the party. Smart boat and a joy to spend...More

Thank Gill J
Reviewed 6 days ago

John was very accommodating and went the extra mile to make the trip a special one for a friend celebrating her birthday. He got us engaged in helping to steer the ship and provided an amazing and delicious lunch.

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Thank 58glamgal58
Reviewed 1 week ago

John and his boat (Maddie Too) are just great. John took 6 of us for a sail down Lake Windermere from Bowness and back. He is such a personable guy and gave a couple of us the confidence to take the helm. He, and one...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic! The entire experience start to finish was more than we expected, a main highlight being our host John! Thank you so much for a great morning. This excursion gives you the opportunity to see some lovely views from the Lake itself, gain some...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the sail and brunch for myself and my husband as he loves the water and boats. The morning was a bit overcast, but that didn't spoil our enjoyment. John was a fountain of knowledge about both sailing and the surrounding area. He spent...More

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of being hosted for a private hire on a Sunday afternoon and John was the best accomplice in helping me surprise my girlfriend with a diamond ring and a wedding proposal. The experience was fantastic and we were fortunate to have...More

Thank Gabriel U
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent trip with Captain John an excellent host and chef. He made sure that everyone was comfortable and well informed of points of interest on the lake [Windermere]. Drinks were regularly supplied and the quality of the meals was first class. Being...More

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Thank 694rogere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant night, excellent food and host full of local information. I would not hesitate to recommend.

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Thank joannemY3796CM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are both sailors but have not taken our 6 year old twins on a boat yet. This was a great introduction to sailing. Lunch was very nice too!

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Thank Toni H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd heard so many good things about sail n dine and decided to book it for my mum's 80th birthday. What fabulous time we had thanks to John's superb hosting skills and the beautiful scenery of Lake Windermere. We all had a go at sailing...More

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D M
4 June 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi. I've done the very same trip in Barbados and I've got to say the rum punches won't have helped! joking aside, I really wouldn't worry as it's a lake and non tidal so we don't get that swell which causes sickness. I can... More
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coloradokate46
27 May 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your enquiry. best to book as early as possible as I only take 6 per trip. do you have a particular date in mind and I'll check my availability?
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coloradokate46
9 April 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hello, that depends on the weather. If its raining then you will need showerproofs and always remember to take a fleece as its a little cooler on the water. Please also wear soft soled flat shoes. If you would like me to... More
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