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Harbour Sailing

Sailboat floating in Poole harbour


Welcome to Harbour Sailing. We are a family run business, based in Poole, who offer the best way to explore Poole Harbour and the amazing Jurassic Coast. We provide one of the best ways to see the stunning Dorset and Poole coastline. For those who want to try sailing, or are ‘old hands’ – experience our amazing Poole Harbour on our racer cruiser yacht.

Looking for things to do on the South Coast or a unique sailing experience for yourself or as a gift? Join us for one of our scheduled sailing trips, or private yacht charters today and enjoy one of the best days out in Poole. We offer a range of experiences, including half day sailing tasters, private yacht charters, and bespoke sailing experiences and tuition.

Whatever your dream day out maybe, we’re here to make it happen.

The Skippers
James is the lead skipper at Harbour Sailing. With a background in sailing, watersports, and other outdoor pursuits, he will be able to ensure you get the most out of your trip. As an RYA instructor in Sailing, Windsurfing and Powerboating, he is also a commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore skipper. Having trained on the south coast, he fell in love with the Dorset coastline, and never left. When not at work, he can be found teaching his young family to sail and discover this amazing setting.

You will be sailing ‘Escapade’, an Elan 333 racer cruiser yacht. The best of both worlds she is comfortable, quick and easily handled. Fully loaded with a range of sails and safety kit she is easily capable of travelling long distances offshore and is the perfect yacht to explore the Poole Harbour and the Dorset coastline.

We have a 100% safety record and work tirelessly to keep it this way. Escapade is a fully MCA Coded vessel and carries a plethora of safety kit to ensure you’re well looked after, and all our skippers are fully qualified and hold all the necessary certifications.

As the second largest natural harbour in the world Poole Harbour offers an amazing location to sail.

From sheltered water in the harbour to the drama and majesty of the Jurassic Coast with features like Old Harry’s Rock and the stunning Studland bay. There are eight islands inside the harbour, including the famous National Trust owned Brownsea island, with its celebrated woodland and animals including the protected red squirrel. Depending on conditions and which trip you choose you will get to explore some or all of these location. As an area of outstanding natural beauty this coastline is world class!

Private Try Sail's run over half or full days, or bespoke trips can be arranged, and start from £300 for up to 6 people. Call 07719 759268 or visit the website for more details.

Prices: Private Half Day Try Sail £300 (max 6), Full Day Try Sail £600 (max 6), Scheduled Half Day Try Sail - £75/pp (min 2, max 4)

Open 7 Day a week

Guide Prices

Private Try Sail's run over half or full days, or bespoke trips can be arranged, and start from £300 for up to 6 people. Call 07719 759268 or visit the website for more details.

Prices: Private Half Day Try Sail £300 (max 6), Full Day Try Sail £600 (max 6), Scheduled Half Day Try Sail - £75/pp (min 2, max 4)

Opening Times

Open Seven Days a Week (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday08:30 - 21:00*

* We are open seven days a week, please contact us to discuss times.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
Poole Quay Boat Haven
The Quay
BH15 1HJ
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