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Escape Yachting - Day Sails

Lymington Yacht Haven | King's Saltern Road, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 3QD, England
+44 1202 313607
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Ranked #1 of 11 Activities in Lymington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Explore the Solent aboard your large and luxurious yacht, in the safe hands of your friendly...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Explore the Solent aboard your large and luxurious yacht, in the safe hands of your friendly, experienced skipper and crew. Get involved or just sit back and enjoy the view! Relax and unwind on deck in the sunshine. A glass of bubbly on arrival and a delicious freshly prepared lunch or dinner served at anchor off the Isle of Wight is included. Discover new places, new perspectives and learn how to sail - even swim if you're brave enough! Day (Sail with Lunch) or Evening (Sail with Dinner) trips are available. Great for individuals, couples and groups of family, friends, clients and colleagues!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were blessed with a gorgeous sunny winters day on our sail which made the whole experience absolutely brilliant. The solent looked stunning with the sun glistening on the water. The welcome we received was so friendly and the crew hit the nail on the head in terms of their interaction with us. Professional, friendly but not overly familiar like... More 

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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review

Thanks Nicky for writing such a great review of your team's wonderful day out in October. It was such a lovely day on the Solent and I am so pleased that you enjoyed all of the elements that we put together to reward your team for all your hard work this year - including the sail, lunch on board, the... More 

Sunningdale, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I recently arranged a team building opportunity with Escape. From my first contact, the team listened carefully to my brief and worked with local partners to totally meet and exceed expectations. The yacht crew were very safety focused, yet exuded confidence and were very relaxed and down to earth. Their good humour and willingness to involve my team in the... More 

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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review

Thanks Matthew for taking the time to write such a positive and detailed review of your team's day out with Escape Yachting. We were delighted to be able to put together such an interesting and fun programme, including a day of sailing on the Solent on a stunning Jeanneau 50DS yacht in fantastic sunny weather (yes, even in October!). I... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Great day out fantastic weather, knowledgable crew and great fun! If you love the sea, then take the trip... We went for the am trip with lunch on board. Tasty food, and great service (Iestyn would make a great Husband to someone😉, we were convinced Mother was downstairs cooking ha ha) David was a fountain of information and had a... More 

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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review of your great day out with Escape Yachting! I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves so much, that you were so well looked after by David and Iestyn and that you loved the food and, of course, the champagne! We look forward to seeing you on board again next summer. More 

London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Booked for me and my husband and it was an amazing day out! We did the lunch/ evening. Marina that we met in was very nice / nice restaurant for drinks before heading out. The yacht was amazing / the crew were superb / really great service throughout. My husband is veggie and they were very accommodating throughout for the... More 

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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review of your great day out with Escape Yachting. I am so pleased that you both enjoyed yourself so much on your Sail with Dinner on the Solent - and especially that your crew looked after you so well! We look forward to seeing you on board again next summer! More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A typical day for me consists of 3.7 "wows", 1 Gin & Tonic and 0 yachts. A typical day in the company of Matthew, David and Oscar and our new friends Andy & Lizzie, consisted of 249 "wows", 3 'Sailors' Gin & Tonics, and 1 very beautiful yacht. Our Channel Islands Voyage started and finished in Lymington, and our adventure... More 

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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks Jo for writing such a details and positive review of the fantastic week you spent on board with Escape Yachting sailing around the beautiful Channel Islands for your mini moon! We really enjoyed your company and loved showing you all the best places to visit - all in glorious sunshine too! We look forward to seeing you both... More 

Amersham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great day out with David and Oscar on board Omerta. The yacht is fabulous, David and Oscar were professional, polite, knowledgeable, friendly and a credit to "Escape Yachting" Great day's sailing, thanks guys!

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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review

Thanks, Declan, for taking the time to write such a positive review of your great day out with Escape Yachting. I will certainly pass on your thanks to David and Oscar who looked after you so well. We look forward to seeing you on board again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Safe sailing introduction for all types under the expert tutelage of Matthew, David & George. Landlubbers were nervous but everyone came away singing the praises of their time on board. Anchoring for a nice lunch in a scenic Vectis creek allowed time for calm reflection before taking the wheel with a Force 5 blowing! Our chairman, Andrew, even got forward... More 

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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you, Andrew, for taking the time to write such a positive review of your excellent team building exercise on the Solent with Escape Yachting. We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues on board again soon for a great day out, working and relaxing together. More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our sailing trip on the Solent was a wedding anniversary present and it was a fantastic day out. We were on a mid-week, morning sailing which was very well organised, with professional service throughout. After a couple of hours sailing in the Solent - fortunately in good weather conditions - we stopped for lunch at Newtown Creek on the Isle... More 

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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review of your fantastic day out on the Solent with Escape Yachting. We were delighted to be able to share in your special occasion and look forward to welcoming you on board again soon! More 

Surbiton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This trip is fantastic. I was apprehensive about it, in that I wasn't sure how hand on or hands off it would be regarding the sailing, and of course no-one could guarantee good company. I needn't have worried. David and his crew made it clear from the start that we could have as much or as little involvement with the... More 

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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review

Thanks, Anne, for taking the time to write such a positive and detailed review of your great day out with Escape Yachting! I am so pleased that you had a blast and enjoyed the sailing and the dinner so much! I will certainly pass on your thanks to David and the crew who looked after you so well! We look... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a brilliant day out and met new friends on board David looked after us so well and it was nice to be allowed to take part and steer the yacht will go again next year as we all really had a fun day thankyou

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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review

Thanks, Christine, for writing a review of your brilliant day out on the Solent. I am so pleased that you had such a great time on board and we look forward to seeing you again next summer! More 

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