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Sail 'n' Dine

Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
07976 214569
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 28 Years of Sail N Dine. I offer 2 trips most days. The 10.30 to 1.30 buffet brunch sail for up to 8 people gives a hands on sailing experience with a... more » Owner description: 28 Years of Sail N Dine. I offer 2 trips most days. The 10.30 to 1.30 buffet brunch sail for up to 8 people gives a hands on sailing experience with a sumptuous buffet lunch with wine priced from £35 per person. My jewel in the crown evening sail leaves at 6pm and is a taste of true yachting, eating and drinking out on the Lake! My 4 course dinner is cooked by me using the finest local produce cooked to your specification whilst the conversation (and wine)flows! I take up to 6 (Adults only) in the evening and the sail is priced from £55 per person including transport to and from the yacht within a 5 mile radius. You must of guessed by now that I am completely a one man band! I am receptionist, chauffeur, wine waiter, skipper, chef and washer upper! Check out my website and if you have any questions then please give me a call. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Okay, admittedly Windermere is not officially called a lake (there is, of course, as every pub quiz aficionado knows, only one lake in the Lake District - Bassenthwaite Lake) but never let the detail get in the way of a catchy review title! Sail 'n' Dine offers a fun alternative experience with a cruise (either under sail or power depending... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing evening with John and two other couples on board his beautiful boat. It felt like a personal dinner party, with conversation flowing, superb dining and excellent wine. Added to that we enjoyed a lovely sail, experiencing the peace of the lake at the end of the day. John certainly is multi-talented - a perfect host, travel... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The guy (John) who runs this genuinely deserves 6 stars out of 5. Not only is he lucky enough to have a business based around something he loves doing as a hobby, but he puts his heart and soul into every excursion. And it is this passion, coupled with his attention to detail and genuine smile and friendly nature which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you are thinking about booking a Sail N Dine, then stop thinking and just book! We have just spent a fantastic evening aboard the Maddie Too with John, my parents and another couple. John is the perfect host, breaking the ice and getting the conversation flowing, and then soon enough the wine is flowing so John can concentrate on... More

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I would highly recommend Sail n Dine with John. Everything was perfect, the sailing, views, local knowledge, food and not forgetting the company. Looking forward to my next trip to Bowness-on-Windermere.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

booked this as a special treat whilst spending a few nights in Bowness. John was an excellent host, chief cook and bottle washer and skipper too! the maximum number of guests he will take for an evening sail and dine is 6. we were a couple, and the other guests were a party of 3 - who have been on... More

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband, my parents and I booked an evening sail n' dine with John. The boat was very nicely kept and we very much enjoyed meeting the other couple on board. It is an intimate space so you get to have great conversation throughout the sail across Lake Windermere and during dinner. John is an excellent cook and entertainer. I... More

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Brampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had the pleasure of a short cruise and dinner on John's beautiful boat last week. It was absolutely wonderful! The scenery was spectacular, naturally, and John gave us a delightful insight into local history as we set off around Belle Isle. The large Genoa was set when we reached the main channel and we sailed peacefully northwards; enjoying the... More

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Blackburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Given as a christmas present we weren't sure what to expect but really had a great night. All credit to john as the food was amazing, company great and the sunset capped off an unforgettable night. Would recommend to people in a heartbeat! Andrew & sonya

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Following recommendation from a friend, booked the Sail n Dine as part of our Silver Wedding celebrations. We had a brilliant time. The weather was fantastic, the company on the boat couldn't have been better. John, thank you for a great evening and great food. Will definitely recommend you to friends and family.

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