Two Hour Sunset Cruise
• Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
• Opportunity to helm and crew the yacht or relax and soak up the atmosphere
• Weather permitting you can also take a dip
• A glass of sparkling wine is provided
• All lifejackets and sailing gear (over trousers and jacket) are provided
• You will form part of a group of 8-10 participants for this experience depending on the craft used
What Can I Expect
Heading off for a spot of evening yacht sailing from Brighton Marina has to be one of the best ways to see the sights of Brighton beach. As you sail along, daytime starts to fade and the sun sets on the Sussex coastline - all rather lovely.
These evening sailing experience are perfect for those who are not sure if they have the sea legs to handle a whole day of yachting or who can’t free themselves up so easily in the daytime. What we love about this location in Brighton is that a sunset yachting session can be the culmination of a fun-packed day out, or the start of fabulous evening to come.
That’s because these yachts all sail from Brighton Marina - the largest in the country, with up to 1600 berths for a huge range of sizes and types of boat to be moored in the inner and outer harbour. It’s a pretty vibrant place, with wharf side restaurants, bars, cinema, shopping and residential areas too, so lots to see and do before or after your yachting.
Back out in the marina, there are excellent facilities for yachtsmen and women and their boats, with a lovely community feel amongst sailors. You also benefit from the really calm and sheltered waters behind those high quay walls, so your shoreside safety briefing will be nice and serene. And that’s the whole point of going out on a yacht later in the afternoon. The waters on the sea are less choppy, with fewer vessels out there, so it’s all very chilled out and relaxed.
Onboard, your professionally trained skipper will take charge of the yacht and there’ll always be plenty of space on the cockpit for you and your fellow passengers to kick back and gaze out across the sea at the Brighton seafront views and see the likes of Beachy Head and Seven Sisters as the sun wanes, made all the more atmospheric with a glass of the sparkly stuff in your hand..
Or it could be that you want to get involved in your yacht sailing as soon as you leave Brighton harbour, in which case you and your crew will ably assist the skipper with tasks such as hoisting sails and helming. These performance yachts are beautiful vessels that are a delight to navigate through the waters of the Sussex coastline, whether you have previous sea-faring skills or not and made only more special by the fact that it’s as the sun is setting!
• Evening sails are usually available April to September on selected weekdays and weekends
• Cruises can vary but usually run between 5pm-7pm
• Strong winds or rough sea conditions may result in cancellation of the event
• In this instance an alternative date or marine based activity will be offered instead.
• Minimum age 12
• Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult
• Maximum weight is 16 stone
• You will need to be reasonably agile to get aboard and move around on the yacht
• Dress warmly and casually with extra layers and soft soled shoes (e.g. trainers) and bring sunscreen and drinking water for hot sunny days
• Sunglasses and a hat are recommended
• Spectators are welcome to come down to the pontoon and watch the yachts depart
• You can take advantage of the yacht club where you can see the boats head out of the marina and the sailing can be viewed from the breakwater or the beach
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• There are full marina facilities with changing rooms, hot showers, restaurants and free WI-FI
• Brighton Marina, East Sussex