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“Private hire, lovely relaxing day”

Escape Yachting - Day Sails
Ranked #1 of 20 Tours in Lymington
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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!
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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“Private hire, lovely relaxing day”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

I booked a lunch time sail to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our sail was on the 8 March 2014, it was just the two of us plus David from Escape and we went in an Elan 344 (10m sail yacht).

Just having the two of us on board was amazing, the yacht felt like ours and my husband (who would love to have his own yacht one day) got to ask hundreds of questions and do any part of the sailing he wished. I too had the chance to help but spent most of the time relaxing.

David was really friendly, very knowledgeable and made us feel comfortable. The lunch was superb and we ate in a near deserted bay - light noise from the water, the occasional bird squawking and the sun shining. It was one of the best lunch experiences of my life.

The private hire was such a treat and seeing the huge smile on my husband's face all day is something I will always remember. Saving for our own yacht began today!

Visited March 2014
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Thanks Laura for your excellent review of your lovely day out to celebrate your husband's birthday! We are so pleased that you had such a special experience and that the yacht, the skipper, the lunch and the sailing were all just perfect! It matters a great deal to us that our guests have a memorable, happy and relaxing sailing experience with us and so we are delighted that we achieved that for you. Although you had a private yacht to yourselves this time, do come back with a group of friends and share the experience. It will be good practice for when they all join you on your own yacht one day!
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“Great day, would recommend.”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had a great day celebrating my mums birthday and the crew were fabulous- really friendly and fun. Particularly when my sister went over-board and her shoe had to be rescued! The food was a really high standard and we were very well looked after. Thanks very much!

Visited September 2013
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for writing such a great review of your day of sailing with your family to celebrate your Mum's birthday! It was a great surprise for her and you had such lovely weather that it really madr the day - as did the moment when your sister stepped off the back of the yacht when we were anchored for lunch! A memorable and and very amusing moment for everyone - even her! I am so pleased that you were so well looked after and will pass on your thanks to the skipper and crew. We look forward to seeing you all on board again for the next family day out!
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Kalkan, Turkey
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“Fab day out”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Had a wonderful afternoon aboard one of your yachts, it was a surprise and the crew made it a fun day for my husband and 3 children, they didn't even argue! thank you!! food was wonderful, we brought our own drinks though.

Visited September 2013
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for writing a review of your private day trip on board with your family to celebrate your birthday! I am so pleased that you had a great day out and that everyone in the family really enjoyed themselves - as you can tell from the happy photos you have posted! We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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“Day sail”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Loved every moment of they day. This was a birthday present for my husband and it couldn't have been a better day. Crew pleasant polite, and attentative Food excellently cooked and served. 5* experience and would do it again.

Visited September 2013
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for writing a review of your great day out with Escape Yachting to celebrate your husband's birthday! We get lots of birthday and anniversary celebrations on board each year and we really enjoy making your day a very special celebration! What can be more glamorous than sipping champagne on your special day relaxing on a luxury yacht? We can even provide the celebration cake too! We look forward to seeing you on board again soon.
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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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“A Summer days sail in early July 2013”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

A perfect days sail in early July 2013 in what was picture perfect weather and with a great bunch of people, in all there were 11 of us and the day couldn’t have been handled better with David, the skipper really just being in the background and helping us all to set course and give gentle instructions. His confidence was infectious and nearly everyone enjoyed a time at the helm of the 45ft Beneateau.

This was a birthday treat (from last year) with strangers, but as the day and drinks flowed, you can see from the video how relaxed the whole affair was. And after anchoring off the Isle of Wight for a leisurely and relaxing, not to say, very funny and tasty dinner, conjured up by our French chef (high expectations here of course!), we came back into a perfect sunset over the Lymington marina.

The Team at Escape were the perfect hosts and let the whole group develop a great camaraderie….

Visited July 2013
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Matthew L, Owner at Escape Yachting - Day Sails, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thanks for writing a great review of your day of sailing with Escape Yachting to celebrate your birthday! We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself so much on your shared charter - which gives you a chance to go sailing as a couple and share that trip with others. In our experience, and that of so many other reviewers, it works really well and everyone has a great time together! I will pass on your kind comments to David and Mathieu who looked after you so well. We look forward to seeing you on board again soon!
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