Sail the Irish Sea

UK and Scotland

Dublin, Ireland - Falmouth, UK

We start our 8 night sailing adventure in Dublin. Set sail along the Celtic coast, build your confidence and miles, navigate with the crew, take your turn at the helm and handle the ropes on our traditional Tall Ship. You will become fully immersed in the ships daily routine and watch system before arriving in the English channel coastal town of Falmouth.

Join us for the voyage of discovery as we cross the Celtic Sea from Ireland, explore the Isles of Scilly and discover some of the best coastal towns that Cornwall, Devon and Dorset have to offer.

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July 29, 2021August 6, 20218
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MA290721 Dublin - Falmouth

29th July 2021 - 6th August 2021

Voyage Highlights:


  • Spectacular scenery and wildlife
  • Sunsets and long evenings
  • Wilderness and isolated anchorages
  • Plenty of opportunity to learn new skills
  • a good mile building trip

Voyage Description

On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. If the following voyage description is not fulfilled for any reason, Maybe Sailing and Maybe Sailing Youth Initiative cannot be held responsible.

Join us for the voyage of discovery as we cross the Celtic Sea from Ireland, explore the Isles of Scilly and discover some of the best coastal towns that Cornwall, Devon and Dorset have to offer.

The following itinerary is an example itinerary and may be subject to change depending on the weather conditions at the time of the voyage.

The South Coast of Ireland is bejewelled with charming little harbours, bays, inlets and ports where boats of every type and design can be seen. This area of Ireland is steeped in history, rich in tradition and heritage and has stunning coastal scenery. Not to mention some great traditional pubs where you can get that authentic pint of Guinness

The Scilly Isles

After an early breakfast we set sail for the Scilly Isles, a 157 mile voyage across the Celtic Sea. We expect to be at sea for two days on this crossing, falling into a watch system and taking turns on the helm and helping to navigate and set sails. This is a great opportunity to experience being at sea; night watches under starlit skies, distant horizons and sea breezes, the possibility of spotting whales and dolphins and the exhilarating feeling of making landfall after a full day out of sight of land.

After 2 days at sea, today will be spent ashore and Island hopping around the Scilly Isles. The Isles of Scilly offer a certain quality of life – simpler, kinder and more peaceful. A quality long lost to many other parts of the UK. There are five inhabited islands – St Mary’s, Tresco, St Martin’s, Bryher and St Agnes, plus countless uninhabited ones to explore. Each Island has its distinct characteristics. The Isles of Scilly also boast an incredible ancient history and archaeology, alongside sweeping sea views and rugged undeveloped coasts.
The Isles of Scilly lie squarely in the path of the Gulf Stream, creating a considerable improvement in the climate – surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and warmed by the North Atlantic Drift – Scilly has a milder climate than the mainland creating a haven for many types of flora and fauna. Migrating birds also rest here during their travels, making this an ideal spot for bird watching.

The South Coast of England

Weymouth, Dorset. The town’s mix of beautiful safe beaches, rich heritage and convenient access to Dorset’s world famous Jurassic coast makes the town a popular travel destination. The live music scene in Weymouth is one of the finest on the south coast with sounds to suit all tastes just about every night in one of the areas pubs or clubs.

Brixham, a charming little gem in Devon, with it’s pretty, brightly painted cottages jostling round a steep-sided harbour. It isn’t just about fishing in Brixham; although it still is one of the busiest fishing ports in the UK; but it’s also a place where you can discover a range of arts and culture, excellent local food and some unique attractions. Brixham attracts visitors for its character, charm and combination of tradition and an enthusiasm for contemporary styles.

We may spend some time in the Solent, with plenty of beautiful anchorages and sheltered sailing. See the Needles from a completely unique perspective. We may visit Gosport, with the opportunity to spend the afternoon at the Historic Dockyard, where visits to HMS Warrior and Victory are not to be missed, along with the exhibition on the Mary Rose.


Onto our final destination; Falmouth, a town shaped by the sea. Traditional crafts and a fascinating maritime heritage sits alongside the quirky, original and contemporary. With its array of art galleries, exhibitions and independent shops alongside the delicious delis, beachside restaurants and traditional pubs.




What is included in the voyage cost:

  • Accommodation and all meals on board Tall Ship Maybe
  • Sailing tuition and supervision from fully qualified crew members
  • Third party liability Insurance
  • Use of waterproofs and safety equipment

What is not included:

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance.  Check out Top Sail for specialist Tall Ship sailing travel insurance
  • Merchandise available to purchase on board
  • Excursions and meals onshore, unless otherwise stated

Kit List

Dublin, Ireland

Falmouth, UK

Embark Travel Information

Dublin, Ireland

Disembark Travel Information

Falmouth, UK

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