Our big boat sailing voyages, are perfect for those looking to try something new, experience a big boat for a day and for companies wanting to undertake team building or corporate hospitality.

Challenge Experience Days, are run on Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship and are suited to those aged 18 – 75 years.  On one of these days you will be involved in all aspects of sailing Challenge Wales from hoisting the sails, to helming, regardless of your level of experience. They are also an opportunity to sit back and let the world go by and experience the open water. Challenge Wales can accommodate up to 12 guests and 6 crew (so 18 in total)

Big boat Adventure Days, are run on Adventure Wales and are suited to those aged 18 – 75 years. You will be involved in all aspects of sailing Adventure Wales. Adventure Wales can accommodate up to 10 guests and 4 crew (so 14 in total).

If you are a group wanting to book a big boat sailing day then you can contact us to select a date of your choice and we can book one, or both boats, exclusively for your use.

On a big boat sailing day we provide: waterproof trousers and jackets, all food and refreshments, life jackets, training and fun!

Don’t forget we sell Gift Vouchers for big boat sailing days so perfect for a birthday, Christmas, Mother’s Day/Father’s Day or thank you present!

**We’re still planning our 2019 schedule and will have additional new sailing dates, in addition to those below, for both Adventure Wales and Challenge Wales very shortly**

Book your Big Boat Sailing Day today…

Challenge Experience Day 16th February 2019

Start/Finish – Penarth Marina (near Cardiff Bay)
Wrap up warm for a big boat sailing day on Challenge Wales to explore the Vale coast and see it from a different perspective. You will be able to get involved in all aspects of sailing a big boat, guided by our experienced crew. There may also be an opportunity (subject to weather) to sail past Flat Holm and Steep Holm islands within the Bristol Channel.  Due to tides this day will start around 9.30am and finish around 4.00pm. Suitable for those aged 18 – 75 years. No experience necessary.
Cost – £95 per person

Big Boat Adventure Day 6th April 2019

Start/Finish – Penarth Marina (near Cardiff Bay)
Why not join us for a springtime voyage on Adventure Wales  to explore the Vale coast and see it from a different perspective. You will be able to get involved in all aspects of sailing a big boat, guided by our experienced crew. There may also be an opportunity (subject to weather) to sail past Flat Holm and Steep Holm islands within the Bristol Channel.  Due to tides this day will start around 9.30am and finish around 4.00pm. Suitable for those aged 18 – 75 years. No experience necessary.
Cost – £95 per person

Challenge Experience Day 13th April 2019

Start/Finish – Penarth Marina (near Cardiff Bay)
Jump aboard for a big boat sailing day on Challenge Wales to explore the Vale coast and see it from a different perspective. You will be able to get involved in all aspects of sailing a big boat, guided by our experienced crew. There may also be an opportunity (subject to weather) to sail past Flat Holm and Steep Holm islands within the Bristol Channel.  Due to tides this day will start around 9.30am and finish around 4.00pm. Suitable for those aged 18 – 75 years. No experience necessary.
Cost – £95 per person

Adult Trip to Gloucester Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April 2019

Start/Finish – Penarth Marina (near Cardiff Bay)

Join us on Adventure Wales for this adult sail trip up the Severn Estuary to  the cathedral city of the Cotswolds, Gloucester.  We will be part of a flotilla of boats, with many from Cardiff Bay Yacht Club, and this will be our first visit to Gloucester.  Immerse yourself in the history of England’s most inland port.  This promises to be a both a fun and relaxing trip to bring friends or partners along with you.  You will be able to get involved in all aspects of sailing a big boat, guided by our experienced crew.  Suitable for those aged 18 – 75 years. No experience necessary.

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Adult Trip from Penarth to Conwy (North Wales) Thursday 2nd May to Tuesday 7th May 2019

Start Penarth Marina (near Cardiff Bay) Finish Conwy (North Wales)

Are you looking to boost your sea miles, or simply explore the wonderful Welsh coastline from a unique perspective? This 5 day sail aboard Adventurer Wales promises this and much more besides.  Please note berths may also be available as a 2 day (Penarth to Milford Haven) or 3 day (Milford Haven to Conwy).

Prices TBC

Challenge Experience Day 11th May 2019 (Ladies Only)

Start/Finish – Penarth Marina (near Cardiff Bay)
Joins us for one of our popular ladies only sailing days. Jump aboard for a big boat sailing day on Challenge Wales and get involved in all aspects of sailing a big boat, guided by our experienced crew. There may also be an opportunity (subject to weather) to sail past Flat Holm and Steep Holm islands within the Bristol Channel.  Due to tides this day will start around 9.30am and finish around 4.00pm. Suitable for ladies aged 18 – 75 years. No experience necessary.
Cost – £95 per person

Adult Pirates and Plastic Voyage Saturday 25th May to Monday 27th May 2019

Start Penarth Marina (near Cardiff Bay) Finish Milford Haven (Pembrokeshire)
Jump aboard Challenge Wales for a residential voyage to Pembrokshire.  You can get involved in all aspects of sailing a big boat, guided by our experienced crew. What better to see the stunning South Wales coast than from our 72 foot yacht?  We will arrive into Milford Haven on the 27th May, for the start of the Haven Festival.  Suitable for everyone aged 18 – 75 years. No experience necessary.
Cost – £150

Adult Voyage linked to 'Beyond the borders' literary festival Sunday 9th June to Friday 14th June 2019

Start/Finish Penarth Marina (near Cardiff Bay)
Jump aboard Adventure Wales for a residential voyage which is linked to the ‘Beyond the Borders’ literary festival.  You can get involved in all aspects of sailing a big boat, guided by our experienced crew.   Sailing along the South Wales coast will provide all the inspiration you need to write.  Suitable for everyone aged 18 – 75 years. No experience necessary.
Cost – TBC

Whisky, Wind and Waves Week: Belfast (Northern Ireland) to Oban (Scotland) | 11th - 18th June 2019

Start/Finish Belfast / Oban

If you like water with your whisky, or you like the wind and waves with fantastic scenery plus exceptional cruising then this is for you. Although this is a Whisky tour the visits to the distilleries are optional. This voyage will be on 72-foot Challenge Wales. 

Cost – £635 per person (plus an additional £9 – £12 per optional whisky tour which will be paid on the day)

FULL ITINERARY AND FURTHER INFORMATION COMING SOON – However, if you are interested in this voyage then please contact the office on 029 20 704 657 or email us to register your interest.

This voyage is suitable for those aged 18 – 75 years.

Adult Voyage 'The Orkney Odyssey' Tuesday 18th June to Thursday 27th June 2019

Start/Finish Oban/Aberdeen
Jump aboard Challenge Wales  on this adult voyage to Aberdeen.  On our way we will visit the Toblemory distllery, Stornaway, Kirkwall (and its distillery) and then on to Aberdeen.  This voyage would be great for those sailors looking to develop their skills further and those wanting to challenge themselves.   Suitable for everyone aged 18 – 75 years. No experience necessary. Distillery tours are optional.
Cost – £650 per person

Adult Voyage Aberdeen (UK) to Aalborg (Denmark): 27th June - 5th July 2019

Start/Finish Aberdeen / Aalborg (Denmark)

The delivery trip into the Tall Ships Races is a great way to gain some sea miles and experience the start of this spectacular event. This voyage will include night sailing. This voyage is suitable for those aged 18 – 75 years / adult only.Cost £549
If you are aged 18 – 25 years, a bursary is likely to be available subject to eligibility.
To book a berth please contact the office on 029 20 704 657 or email us.

Big Boat Adventure Day 14th July 2019 (Ladies Only)

Start/Finish – Penarth Marina (near Cardiff Bay)
Join us for our first ladies only sailing day on the 60-foot Adventure Wales.  This voyage is suitable for first timers to try something new or those wanting to gain more skills and confidence in sailing. You will be able to get involved in all aspects of sailing a big boat, guided by our experienced crew.   Due to tides this day will start around 9.30am and finish around 4.00pm. Suitable for ladies aged 18 – 75 years. No experience necessary.
Cost – £95 per person

Bristol Harbour Festival 19th July (sail to Bristol) 20/21st Bristol Festival and return

Start/Finish – Penarth Marina (near Cardiff Bay)
Join us onboard the 60-foot Adventure Wales as we take part in Bristol Harbour Festival.  This voyage is suitable for first timers to try something new or those wanting to gain more skills and confidence in sailing. The voyage is available as a one day trip to Bristol, or why not stay on board, enjoy the festival, and make it a round trip back on 21st July?  You will be able to get involved in all aspects of sailing a big boat, guided by our experienced crew.   Suitable for everyone aged 18 – 75 years. No experience necessary.
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