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“Birthday Treat”

Escape Yachting - Day Sails
Ranked #1 of 21 Tours in Lymington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Set sail on the Solent aboard your large 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 complimentary 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!
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We were collected from the patio of the Marina Bar, with stunning views over the Solent and taken to a fantastic yacht, where we were treated first class by David and Julian. A glass of champagne or two, excellent company with the other guests and perfect weather for sailing made the afternoon magical.

Matthew and the Team really made everything so easy, including special extra's to make my wife's birthday treat a real struggle to beat next year! I highly recommend them.

Thank Altoonian
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

Thank you for your excellent review of your special day out to celebrate your birthday! I am so pleased that you both enjoyed yourself so much and that David and Julian looked after you so well on board. We work very hard to ensure that everyone has a memorable, happy and relaxing time sailing with us and it is good to hear that we ticked all of those boxes for you. As for next year? The answer is to come sailing again with Escape Yachting - we are hard to beat for a great value day out! Why not bring a group of friends and enjoy a private, exclusive yacht to yourselves, which adds to the fun!

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We have just returned from an truly memorable and enjoyable day with Escape Yatching. The whole process from booking to meeting Matthew at The Haven yesterday was very straight forward and the communication was excellent. We met up at 9am and then got on the stunning boat, it looked wonderful with the sunshine reflecting on the white decking. We were greeted by David and Julian who were with us during the sail. I felt as though I was "living the dream" as we made our way to the Solent, I sat at the front with a glass of Champagne soaking up sunshine and the fantastic views. We got involved with the sailing and learnt some new skills. I was so excited to get so close to the Needles and then mooring up in Allum Bay being served a lovely meal was yet another treat. Thank you so much, we had a ball!!!

1  Thank Emma T
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2013

Thank you for your lovely positive review! I am delighted that you had such a great time on your sailing trip on the Solent. I will certainly pass on your thanks to your skipper and crew who looked after you so well - and made you feel so special! We look forward to welcoming you back on board when you are next in need for a day of relaxation and pampering!

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The company of 5 smashing, funny ladies, great crew and wonderful weather made for a fantastic experience for this mature lady who had never sailed before and would thoroughly recommend this being put on your 'to do' list. Champagne on the way down river and into the Solent, lunch cooked and served by Julian and David could not be faulted and taken moored in Alum Bay with plenty of lively chat, what a way to spend a Monday, beats doing the household chores. Very many thanks to Escape Yachting.

1  Thank Stella533
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2013

I am so pleased that you had such a good day out on the Solent with Escape Yachting! We love it when we have a group of friends on board and it was great to see how relaxed you all were, as you sipped champagne and took in the wonderful views of the New Forest and Isle of Wight! It was a perfect day for sailing, with warm sunshine and gentle breeze. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Had a wonderful sail out in the Solent on a beautiful 45ft yacht. The whole day was luxury for 5 friends and me. After meeting up at the Yacht Haven and then a quick briefing we were on board and away. The Champagne was poured and we settled down to a quiet Sail in the Solent except for our chatter. We dropped anchor in Alum Bay where lunch was served, all very delicious. We then sailed back into Lymington arriving just after 3pm. Thank you all at Escape Yachting. Will de fintely be back and maybe for longer next time.

Thank Deborah S
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of your fabulous day of sailing with Escape Yachting. We really enjoyed having your group of ladies on board for a Sail with Lunch and I am delighted that you had such wonderful weather for your sailing trip. We look forward to welcoming you all back on board again soon!

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

I had a lovely day out with 5 friends. We met up at 9am on a beautiful sunny day. After a briefing we set off down the River into the Solent, sipping champagne, and headed west. The wind and tide were with us so we meandered downwind to maximise the lovely calm sail to The Needles. David and Julian looked after us all well, explaining things to those who hadn't sailed before. We anchored in Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight for a lovely hot lunch. Whilst we were there the wind and tide changed, so again we had both with us on the way back to Lymington, giving us another relaxing sunny sail. Despite having sailed across The Atlantic twice and done many ocean races, I loved the day out being waited on!

1  Thank Gourmandsouth
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review - especially from someone with so much sailing experience! We really enjoyed having you and your friends on board on a perfect day for sailing on the Solent - with lovely warm sunshine and a good breeze. I will certainly pass on your thanks to David and Julian who looked after you so well! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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