Planning Your Exploration
Our explorations are very special, they are truly connected with nature and we on tides and reasonable weather to be able to allow is to reach some of the most beautiful places imaginable. We do all the hard work so you don't have to.
Below is some information and guidance to inspire your choice and help you to book
1. Party Size
The size of your party determines the boat(s) that we will use and in some cases the kind of exploration we will embark on.
Saffron and VBK
The Mussel Flats
16’ lug rigged mussel flats, VBK was made by the Worfolk's and Saffron was made for the Loose fishing family in Brancaster. Ideal for exploring the smallest creeks
Up to 4 people salt marsh only or 8 people with both flats
The Crab Boat
20’ open wooden lug rigged crab boat, larch on oak clinker built in Sheringham in 1965. Ideal for calm coastal sailing, exploring creeks and crossing sand banks.
Up to 6 People at sea and in the salt marsh
The Whelk Boat
30’ open wooden lug rigged boat, built in the Worfolk boat yard in Kings Lynn in 1950. Ideal for coastal sailing and camping out with a wood burning stove and canvas tent.
Up to 8 people at sea, 6 people overnight and 10 people in the salt marsh
The Shrimping Smack
A 42' decled gaff rigged smack built in 1923 by the Worfolk boat yard in Kings Lynn. Ideal for tide to tide coastal sails and further. Also our HQ and accommodation.
Up to 8 people at sea and overnight
On the tide (3-4 hrs)
Before and after High Water there is on average at least 4 hours of water depending on state of tide, wind direction, atmopsheric pressure and the boat's draft
A day sail (8 hrs)
We use the morning tide to sail to a particular location along the coast, then drop the anchor and explore the creeks and sand banks at low tide. We have to walk off the marsh, get picked up by taxi and return you to Wells.
A day sail (12 hrs)
We use the morning tide to reach a specific location, explore the area at low tide, or stay at sea, and then wait for the evening tide to be able to sail back to our HQ in Wells.
An overnight sail
We use the morning tide to sail along the coast and either drop the anchor in a protected spot, or stay at sea until the evening tide. We stay overnight and then use the morning tide to return to our HQ in Wells.
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