Duration: 4 hours - overnight

Price point: Premium

Explore the North Norfolk coast on a traditional wooden fishing boat

  • Fully skippered. Sit back and relax or help sail the boat

  • From Wells-next-the-Sea head any where along the coast, depending on the weather and wind direction.

  • All sails include a meal of locally sourced food: some of Norfolk’s best bread, cheese, chutney, coffee, vegetables and meat.

  • Operates in line with stringent safety standards. Life jackets provided.

At a glance

  • Location: Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk 

  • Group sizes: It depends on the boat. Maximum 4 - 10 people.

  • Trip type: Exclusive charter and small group experiences.

  • Season: All year round. 

  • Grading/difficulty: No fitness requirements or sailing experience needed to participate.

  • Getting there: By car. Or train to Kings Lynn.

  • Pick-ups: Taxis can be arranged for pick ups from Kings Lynn station.

  • Parking: Available.

  • Age restrictions: All ages are welcome.

Various sailing experiences are available. Choose from a 4-hour Salt Marsh exploration through the protected creeks, longer open-sea sails along the wild coastline, or a day and overnight sail which involves sleeping in hammocks under the boat’s canvas cover. 

Other watery adventures include coastal foraging and wild swimming through the creeks, wellness-focused sails designed to recharge the spirit and Sea School sessions for those keen to learn boating and coastal navigation skills.     

The fleet comprises of three clinker-built Norfolk fishing boats, that have remained in and around Norfolk’s waters since they were built as far back as 1951. Once used as mussel, crab and whelk fishing boats, they have been refurbished to meet the safety standards of the Maritime Coastguard Agency . 
 

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If you care about Climate Change, you'll care about carbon emissions from travel
All of the tours offered through Natural Britain have been assessed for the amount of carbon emitted and this is shown against each featured itinerary below. To help make sense of this figure, you can head over to our Carbon Emissions page for useful comparisons with overseas travel etc.​

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Our story...

Henry Chamberlain returned home to Norfolk after a nomadic lifestyle that took him to all corners of the world. Drawn to the wild Norfolk coast he set about building an adventurous sailing business

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Price guide

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Sailing the North Norfolk coast.

Day & overnight sail

  • Sail along the coast and sleep out for the night under a canvas cover, tucked safely into a peaceful creek.
     

  • Aboard a 30’ gaff cutter rigged whelk boat, which can take a maximum of 6 people.
     

  • Breakfast, lunch and supper is created from Norfolk’s best locally sourced food.
     

  • Bring sleeping bags. Hammocks, roll mats, and all other equipment required to overnight is provided.

Itinerary

Day sail & overnight


Sail out of Wells harbour early on the morning tide, passing the beach huts then cross Wells bar heading out to the North Sea. You then have the choice of either heading east to Blakeney Point, or west to Scolt Head, or even further to Brancaster or Thornham. Your day can be tailormade to your preferences: so either sail at sea or explore the creeks with foraging and wild swimming. You have the choice of overnighting at Scolt Head Island, Blakeney or Thornham. Return to Wells the following morning.





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