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Moonfleet Tallship Sailing Experience

Date: 3rd - 3rd Apr

Experience Steam Train and Tallship Sailing Experience with Swanage Railway and Moonfleet of Swanage.

Enjoy a steam train ride and a two hour - Tallship cruise to Old Harry Rocks / Durlston Head & Anvil Point Lighthouse.

Here’s a real opportunity for both novice and sailor to try your hand at classic tall-ship sailing around Southern England’s stunning Jurassic coastline and the fascinating chalk downlands of The Isle of Purbeck.

For those keen to have a go, our crew will provide an opportunity to try most activities that can be fitted into the short voyage, from weighing anchor to hoisting the mainsail - and even taking the helm! Or alternatively If you don’t yet have the confidence to be hands on, you may sit back to watch and enjoy the ride!

Per Person - Steam train and tallship sailing - Inclusive Ticket £40.00
Family Ticket (2+2) - Steam train and tallship sailing - Inclusive Ticket £149.00
Norden Station dep. Beach 1040 1200
Swanage Station arr. 1104 1224
Swanage Pier is 15 mins walk Beach Beach
Swanage Pier dep.  Beach 1200 1415
Swanage Pier arr. Beach 1400 1615
Swanage station is 15 mins walk Beach Beach
Swanage Station dep. Beach 1520 1640
Norden Station arr 1545 1705
Moonfleet is a steel hulled Gaff Cutter, robustly built by the great seafaring people of Holland in 1930. During her early working life she would take cargo from Amsterdam to her neighbouring countries on The North Sea - possibly even Great Britain! After her time carrying cargo, around the turn of the century she was given a major refit in Urk, a small fishing and shipbuilding town on Holland’s inland waterways. Here she was converted to be a Sail Training Vessel and operated as such from Amsterdam for the next decade. Following a minor refit at Mashford’s Shipyard on the River Tamar in Cornwall, Moonfleet is now based in Swanage.

Booking Notes:

  • All sailing are subject to weather conditions.
  • Well behaved dogs are carried on the Moonfleet.
  • Toilets are available on the Moonfleet.
  • Moonfleet has stepped access.