2020 Family Break
Sailing on our traditional vessel Olga is more than a holiday, it's a unique experience where you will learn how to sail, steer and navigate the boat and enjoy the ways of living at sea. We will visit secluded beaches,
On deck, Olga is beautiful with a traditional wooden deck, varnished hatches and a bench seat near the steering tiller. There is space on deck to sit and enjoy a morning coffee, bask in the sun or eat your evening meal together on the fore deck.
On going below decks, Olga's layout is typical of an original pilot cutter with a stunning wood interior. There is a short corridor to the social dining area which also has a sky light. Here there is a table, seats and storage cabinets, as well as two single bunks - each with curtains and individual lights.
Moving forward, there is a galley on your right hand side, with a sink with running water, small fridge, and cooker. There is also a microwave, kettle and toaster available to use. Further forward, there are four more single berths with plenty of storage space for personal belongings.
There is one seawater toilet on board, however the marina provides fantastic modern facilities including toilets, showers, hair dryers and even a bath! There are also laundry facilities - washing machines and tumble driers - available in the marina.
The Best Bits!
On the water:
Near to the Barbican:
For the duration of your stay, Olga will be moored up in Plymouth Yacht Haven Marina* which is ideally situated for you and your family to enjoy all the area has to offer! Set right on the South West Coastal Path, there are many stunning places to explore. There are soft sand beaches nearby at Mount Batten and Jennycliff, both with spectacular views across Plymouth Sound. Or walking the other way takes you through the picturesque Turnchapel - a historical riverside village with fabulous coloured houses.
Water sports may be available at the Mountbatten Centre which caters for dinghy sailing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing and power boating. Or, by prior arrangement, bring your own equipment along for some water sport fun. Mount Batten pier is ideal for fishing from too!
From Mount Batten you can catch a little water taxi across to Barbican, with its cobbled streets and independent shops. From here you will find the historic waterfront area of Plymouth Hoe, with its iconic lighthouse - Smeaton's Tower - and panoramic views. Before catching the ferry back, be sure to enjoy fish and chips and an ice cream - real seaside treats from a truly ocean city!
Cooker (cooking allowed)
Free car parking
Public transport to town
Crew on board
Food and drink option
Additional Cot Hire
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the stay self catering?
Yes, your stay on board Olga is self catering as standard. There is a small galley on board with a fridge, sink and 2 ring electric hob. There is also an electric kettle, microwave and toaster available to use. There is plenty of storage space for food. The galley is fully stocked with all crockery and kitchenware you may need. Nearby, there are a couple of restaurants running takeaway services including the marina restaurant 'The Bridge' and a local pub in Turnchapel 'The Clovelly Bay Inn'.
We do have two additional options to choose from if you would like some added help with catering. Option 1 is for us to stock the boat with food for you and your family for the week and allow you to cook using that food. Option 2 is for us to stock the boat with food for breakfast and snacks and provide precooked lunch and evening meals which you simply heat up. Both of these options come at an additional price and please note these options do not include alcoholic drinks. If you are interested in these options, please speak to us about them on booking.
Can I bring my pet?
Unfortunately, we can't allow animals on board Olga.
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