Recharge the spirit

Assist with navigation; forage and fish for your meals; visit special places that can only be accessed by sea and creek.

salt marsh sail

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sail & walk

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traditional sea training

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Recharge the family

Create a memory that will last a lifetime with an indulgent charter with friends and family on the Norfolk coast.

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Recharge the team

Blue sky thinking takes on real meaning when you're at sea. Re-energise the team with an away day aboard one of our boats.

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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.”


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Coastal sails from Wells to Cley and other recommended sails!

WEEKLY SAILS Friday 14th June

Friday 14th June – depart Wells 1515 return 1845
Enjoy an evening sail with us as we weave through creeks and channels over to East Hills
Mussel Flat max 4 persons – exclusive charter £295 or £85 per person

Saturday 15th June – depart Wells 1600 return 2000
Supper sailing dining out on the saltmarsh with head chef Eric Snaith of Titchwell Manor
14 places available – £120 per person (including all food and drinks)

Sunday 16th June – depart Wells 1730 return 2130
Our Wilderness Concerts continue – ‘When the feast has finished’ James Boyd guitar solo concert
14 places available - £197 per person

Monday 17th June – depart Wells 0630 return 1000
Set sail with us to Wells Bar and onward over to East Hills
Crab boat max 6 persons – exclusive charter £495 or £90 per person

Tuesday 18th June – depart Wells 0600 return 1030 (last two places remaining!)
Warham Marsh is our destination this morning as we head out looking for wildlife along the way
Mussel Flat max 4 persons – exclusive charter £295 or £85 per person

Wednesday 19th June – depart Wells 0630 arrive Cley 1000
Come adventuring with us on this early breakfast sailing through to Cley Mill
Crab boat max 6 persons – exclusive charter £495 or £95 per person

Thursday 20th June – depart Cley 0730 arrive Wells 1100
Set sail from Cley up the channel, head out into Blakeney Harbour and adventure on to Wells
Crab boat max 6 persons – exclusive charter £495 or £95 per person

Friday 21st June – depart Wells 0750 return 1130
Weave through creeks and channels over to East Hills, a chance to try some wild swimming on route!
Mussel Flat max 4 persons – exclusive charter £295 or £85 per person

Saturday 22nd June – depart Wells 0900 return 1300
Wild Yoga – recharge unwind rewild explore with Santosha Yoga Norfolk
practising a dynamic Vinyasa Flow followed by stove-cooked lunch and afternoon saltmarsh stroll
10 places available - £95 per person

Sunday 23rd June – depart Wells 0900 return 1230
Explore the marsh habitat and wildlife all around us in Wells before heading out over to Wells Bar
Crab boat max 6 persons – exclusive charter £495 or £90 per person

Exclusive musical events in wild and beautiful places

James Boyd's Wilderness concerts reflect James’ love for adventure and wild spaces. They are immersive experiences – thought-provoking, uplifting and unforgettable.
Each Wilderness Concert is a world-class experience aboard our beautiful wooden boats in the heart of the salt marshes. Locally sourced artisan food, roaring wood burning stove, remote anchorages set the scene.
Immerse yourself in the cry of wading birds, wide skies, the trickle of the tide and a concert experience that will become a lifetime memory.

Concert Programme -

When The Feast Has Finished
16th June 1730 - 2030 James Boyd Guitar solo concert

The Angel's Share
21st July 0830 - 1130 Harriet Mackenzie Violin and James Boyd Guitar

The Age of Discovery
26th October 1630 - 1900 James Laing Countertenor and James Boyd Guitar

"Deservedly huge cheers at the end of the night went to Joshua Ellicott
...musical distinction, emotional precision and a keen dramatic urgency…”
The Boston Globe

'Each note falls like a teardrop such is the beauty of Boyd's tone and deeply expressive phrasing
International record review

What most impresses is Boyd's sense of naturalness, of ebb and flow, recalling both Bream's and Segovia's willingness to savour the moment
Gramophone Magazine

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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Learn to sail with the RYA-accredited Norfolk etc (01263 740704; 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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