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Address: Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
Phone Number:
+44 7976 214569

May 2016 marks 30 years of trading and 4th consecutive Certificate of...

May 2016 marks 30 years of trading and 4th consecutive Certificate of excellence award! I offer 2 trips most days. The 10.30 to 1.30 lunch sail for up to 8 people gives a hands on sailing experience with a sumptuous buffet lunch with wine. 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. 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!

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Fab morning out

John was very knowledgable and personal. His food was great. We enjoyed having a go at sailing under his patient guidance.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Lucy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

John was very knowledgable and personal. His food was great. We enjoyed having a go at sailing under his patient guidance.

Thank Lucy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Steph and went out with John on Wednesday 8th February and had a fantastic time. Friendly and informal, John ensures you get the most out of the sailing experience. If you want to understand the difference between a tack and a gybe he will show you whilst letting you take the wheel. We had two and a half hours gentle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

John made this a special event, everything well organised and the event made most interesting. A fabulous way to spend a few hours in stunning surroundings, and if the wind is moderate and sun shining, then unbeatable!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A definite must on a beautiful day on the lake. Thank you John for sharing all your knowledge. Will be back in the Spring for sure

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

AWESOME! Sunset sail at 6pm in an amazing boat on a beautiful lake with wonderful company and excellent service! The food was delicious and plentiful! Wine kept flowing. We were given a champagne toast to celebrate our marriage 2 days ago. Knowledge and information of the local area was great and given in a helpful manner. Service great from start... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I was taken in this sailing and dining experience by friends. We were lucky as the weather improved in the afternoon and by the time we were collected the clouds had lifted and the evening sky was beautiful. The evening started with drinks on deck, a gentle meander around Windermere until we dropped anchor and was taken inside for dinner.... More 

Thank Manuela F
Hayfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The first time we met John was 2 years ago when I surprised my husband with the afternoon Sail n Dine package. It was absolutely perfect.. John was in touch straight away, explained what the experience would entail, directions etc and organised what we would like to eat on the day. The sailing was fantastic...my husband was able to be... More 

Thank AndreaJ1980
wakefield,west yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was our third trip out on Lake Windermere with John Haworth's Sail N Dine experience. As before, we enjoyed a wonderful evening with superb views from the lake followed by a fine dinner which puts many restaurants to shame, John is a great host. Sail N Dine represents great value for money and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

If you're in the area you simply have to do this. Highlight of our weekend trip to the lakes and a great way to experience Windermere and sailing. John was the perfect host: relaxed, funny, knowledgeable, and interesting. Food was great and thanks to both John and his mum for their special homemade treats. Worth every penny. If we're in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

What can I say, an amazing experience!! I booked the brunch sail for my boyfriend's birthday. John is such a lovely guy, his knowledge of the area was fantastic, it made for a much better time than merely sitting on the ferry. The lunch was lovely, including John's homemade pate and his Mum's homemade chutney. We will definitely be back... More 

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