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About Carbery Sailing
We offer RYA-approved sailing courses and chartered sailing trips on Ireland's beautiful Atlantic coast. Based in Ahakista on Sheep's Head peninsula all training takes place on our Hallberg Rassy 46 yacht. Our professional and friendly instructors cater for novice sailors and those looking to advance their sailing skills. Mini-cruises, milebuilding and chartered day trips are also available.
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Reviewed December 19, 2016

A trip on Merlin is a treat while on holiday on the Sheepshead West Cork. Take a day trip, weekend or a longer voyage. See the magic scenery in Dunmanus Bay from the sea

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Gerry K
Reviewed December 12, 2016

My wife and I booked a one week Western Canary Island cruise and are thoroughly satisfied with our choice from start to finish. The yacht is a beautiful, spacious Hallberg-Rassy 46; designed for blue water sailing and perfect for this location. We’ve sailed on the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank 226chmr
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

My brother and I spent a lovely week sailing around Bantry bay with Chris for a day skipper course. Chris is a very good instructor. We learned an awful lot & had a great time (even during the wild Irish weather). It all sure was...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Nathalie M
cforker, Owner at Carbery Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

Many thanks Nathalie for taking the time to review your experience with Carbery Sailing. It was a delight having you onboard Merlin and hope you have extended your sailing experience since. Best regards Chris

Reviewed August 11, 2016

Two of us decided to spend a day sailing nearby the town of Durrus. I cannot recommend Carbery Sailing enough! While we were only able to go for a half day, the experience will surely stay with us. Chris and Aideen were very friendly and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Pete B
cforker, Owner at Carbery Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2016

Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience of a half day sail on Dunmanus Bay. It was a real pleasure to meet up with you both and spend some time sailing. Hoping that you both made the Skelligs. Best regards Chris

Reviewed August 2, 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful day of sailing aboard Merlin. We can't speak highly enough about our skipper and host Chris and how enjoyable and memorable he made the day's sailing for us. Merlin is a very comfortable, well equipped yacht. We sailed...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank PAUL C
cforker, Owner at Carbery Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2016

Many thanks Paul for the great review. It was a real pleasure to spend the day sailing around Bere Island with you and your wife and I look forward to meeting up in the future.

Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent morning's sail aboard Merlin, a beautiful, solid and extremely well-equipped yacht. Our hosts Chris and Aideen were warm, welcoming and very knowledgeable. They made sure that we were comfortably installed on board, briefed on safety and we set off on a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Peripateticus
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Three of us took the day sailing trip from Ahakista to Bere Island and back, on a glorious day in August. The group was mixed and you can either sit back and relax or get involved, I got involved! Got to learn a little about...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank FergieCol
Reviewed April 30, 2016

In April 2016 I’ve had an opportunity to join Carbery Sailing for Tenerife-Madeira leg on their trip from Canaries to Ireland. It was a great 3 day introduction to offshore sailing packed with numerous lectures from Chris and John on various aspects of sailing and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
4  Thank dmytros357
Reviewed January 17, 2016

My mid-January sailing trip to the Western Canary Islands with Carbery Sailing was one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences I've had in some 13 years of sailing. We were brilliantly looked after by Chris and Aideen on board Merlin, their spacious and well-appointed...More

Date of experience: January 2016
4  Thank Michael O
Reviewed June 30, 2015

A really lovely afternoon's sailing with Chris & co - the weather on that mid June Sunday was glorious, showing off the Bay and landscape at its most beautiful best. We saw a minke whale and dolphins chasing herring (or was it mackerel?) - dinner...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank GrainneByrne299
cforker, Owner at Carbery Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2015

Many thanks for taking the time to review your time with us on Merlin Grainne. We certainly enjoyed sailing with you and enjoyed the craic. - Chris

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