what we do

“We create fun, relaxing, sometimes challenging, but undoubtedly life-enriching adventures on traditional wooden sailing boats, based in Wells-next-the-Sea, on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

Run by a small, local team of professional adventurers, we skipper and host trips ranging from four hours to three days, through creeks, marshes and open sea. Get involved with the sailing and cooking, or sit back and connect with nature – the pace is yours to choose.

We only use locally sourced high-quality food and drink on our sails, ensuring a full Norfolk experience. Our philosophy is to run a sustainable business by investing in slow food, community engagement projects and the movement of cargo under sail.”


Special operations

Be inspired

Its confirmed, "delivery of cargo under sail" to Ely in May!

The sustainable delivery of cargo along the North Norfolk Coast via Kings Lynn to Ely and back with clients from the Purfleet Trust (homeless charity) is confirmed. There are also a couple of places for other guests. Please get in touch if you would like to have your food/drink shipped and or if you would like to sponsor clients from the Purfleet Trust.

New route established from Wells to Cley Windmill - without going to sea!

Sail in our robust little crab boat from Wells to Cley through the marsh, across the sandbanks near Blakeney Pt, then into Cley Marsh - a fantastic one way trip with Breakfast! £120 a head.

Also, try Wells to Brancaster via Holkham Bay and Norton Creek behind Scolt Head Island.

On your own? Then drop us a line and we can hook you up with another group!

Our boats will be in the water by 1 May - we are taking bookings!

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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Navigating Norfolk’s hidden creeks and salt marshes – in a 1950s whelk boat

We’re sailing across a sandy-coloured sea. Seals pop up around our little crab boat and then vanish, like a game of Whac-A-Mole. Further ahead, a group lie motionless on the water, as if levitating. It takes me a moment to realise that the sea is so shallow they are resting on a submerged sand bank.

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