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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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English first
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Thank you John for a wonderful day to celebrate Alan's 70th birthday. We enjoyed it immensely and Charlotte was thrilled to steer the boat. We would recommend the experience. Alan, Kath and Charlotte

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Lafayette, CA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

John and his boat were ready to go on time. Boat is in immaculate shape with every detail ship-shape. Once in clear water John is willing and capable of letting anyone onboard handler her. We had a crisp day with 15 mph winds. Boat handles perfectly and is both fun and easy to sail. John blended in with us four... More

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We booked Sail 'n' dine to celebrate a family event. With little idea what to expect, we met John at the jetty. We were quickly at ease with him as he took us to the boat and set off. He was interesting and knowledgable about the surroundings, knowing when to be quiet and just let us chat or be still.... More

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Buying an Xmas present for parents is tricky. Our daughter thought so but opted for the perfect gift of a Sail and Dine experience on Lake Windermere with Dave. We met another couple whose daughter had the same idea! We were treated to a gentle cruise around the Lake, listening to Dave's interesting commentary. Then he swapped his skipper's hat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

An excellent treat for a family holiday in the Lakes. John, the skipper was the perfect host allowing those who wanted to try a hand at sailing and providing helpful information about the boat and surrounding area. He provided excellent commentary when appropriate and seemed to know when his guests wanted to enjoy the peace and quiet when the sail... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Our family of six from all over the country met up in the Lakes especially to do the sail n dine with John, and what a pleasure it was. We stayed in Cartmel (highly recommended) and had a super meal at L'Enclume, and a couple of nice walks, but the highlight was undoubtedly meeting John and letting him show us... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

John is both a great Skipper and Chef - perfect sailing experience and great cook. Wonderful company with sublime and serene view of the lake. A must do if you are in Windermere.

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brewood, staffs
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It does exactly what it says on the tin! We (our two friends, my hubby and I) had the most fantastic sailing experience on Lake Windermere with our lovely host, John. It truly was an amazing time. John's enthusiasm and local knowledge was outstanding. We sailed for about 2 hours and my hubby and two friends all helped steer whilst... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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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