our philosophy

“We create fun, relaxing, sometimes challenging, but undoubtedly life-enriching adventures on traditional wooden sailing boats on the North Norfolk coast to help our guests re-connect with nature.

Run by a small, local team of professional adventurers with a global view, we run our business unconventionally and sustainably.

We love and use high-quality Norfolk food and drink on our sails and enjoy assisting with local community projects.

We have started an initiative to reinvigorate the movement of cargo under sail.”

Special operations

Be inspired

THE NORFOLK GIN RUN! Moving cargo by sail and oar from North Norfolk to Norwich

On May 6 2017 we shall be testing a sustainable delivery route along the North Norfolk Coast via Gt Yarmouth to Norwich and back. On the outbound leg we shall be delivering Norfolk Saffron and Grey Seal Coffee. On the return leg Norfolk Gin and East Coast Events magazines. We are also providing a life enhancing experience for the clients of the Purfleet Trust and are looking for further sponsorship. Please get in touch if you would like us to delivery your goods without harming the environment.

Join one of our groups for these special sails on the April spring tides!

FRIDAY 28 APRIL: 0630 to 1030 Wells to Scolt Head Island on the Whelker for breakfast
SATURDAY 29 APRIL: 0715 to 1115 Wells to Blakeney point by creek on the Crab B.
SUNDAY 30 APRIL: 0800 to 1200 Wells through the creeks and around East Hills on Crab B.

Slow food breakfast - wild swim - traditional sail - wildlife

Guests' reviews

Swallows and Amazons

"FOLLOW THE WITHIES," advises Henry, as I tug on the wooden tiller of his clinker-built, 1950s crab boat My Girls with trepidation, watching the narrow, marshy creek zig-zag before her prow.

"Swallows and Amazons, remember? Secret Water? Withies are the sticks that mark the channel, so you know where it is at high tide," he explains. I spot them, a reassuring line of thin willows, standing upright above swirling eddies of muddy water, steadfastly marking deep water and our safe passage.

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The Telegraph's top 50 things to do this summer

Top 10 Norfolk and Suffolk experiences

Learn to sail with the RYA-accredited Norfolk etc (01263 740704; norfolketc.co.uk) or book a sailing expedition in a traditional Norfolk fishing boat through the newly launched Coastal Exploration Company for an adventurous trip along the coast and along the atmospheric creeks and backwaters between Thornham and Cley in North Norfolk. Spot wildlife, catch mackerel, learn about navigation and enjoy delicious homemade food.

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Purfleet Trust Grey Seal Coffee Red Letter Days Mission Performance Norfolk Gin Norfolk Wildlife Trust New Dawn Traders Norfolk Country Cottages