Sailing trips in the River Fal, Cornwall

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Sailing tours on sheltered waters from 2 hours to all day, exploring one of Cornwall's most beautiful rivers onboard our traditional sailing barge.

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About Drifter

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Drifter is a traditional sailing barge much admired for their beautiful shape, spacious decks, comfortable sailing and characteristic leeboards.

We sail in the River Fal and surrounding area. A trip along this enchanting river is an unforgettable experience.

All sailing is performed by an experienced crew and we welcome individuals, couples, families etc.


Sailing trips from 2 hours to all day!

We harness the power of the wind as much as possible, making every trip on the river a unique experience. Our passengers are describing our sailing tours as 'Magical', 'Beautiful', 'Wonderful', 'Amazing', and 'Perfect'.


Our two hour trip sailing in the beautiful River Fal departing from Malpas near Truro.

A 4 hour trip will often also include sailing in the sheltered waters of the active harbour or a stop at anchor.

A great experience for all generations.

From £20 per person. More about our 2 & 4 hour sailing trips

Our longer 7 hour sailing trips are a complete and fun day on the water and allows us to explore much of the local area. More about day sailing

Family days out. Evening trips. Special events. Private sailing. Picnics at anchor. Romantic sailing. More about private boat hire





Sailing experience gift vouchers available.


Our tours are a great experience to gift. We produce beautifully presented vouchers for you to give to friends and family.

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What our guests are saying!

"My wife and I had a half day sail and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hosts Neil and Debbie are obviously huge fans of the area and sailing and look after you very well on the trip. Any chance of proper sailing is taken with even minimal wind and the motor is only grudgingly used when absolutely necessary! The stretch of the river from Malpas down towards Falmouth is a joy and feels almost like the river is your own private property for much of the way as there is very little water traffic or noise and next to no development on the riverside. We thought this was excellent value for money and would highly recommend it to anyone. Ps I intend to master the bowline knot before I return ;-)." SBSLeics





Such a unique and tranquil experience

Perfect day out on the river

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The crew of sailing barge Drifter

Meet the crew

Meet the crew of Sailing Barge Drifter. For the last 20 years, Neil & Debbie have had an amazing life on the water and despite sailing in some exotic places, Falmouth is their favourite sailing ground.

Both of them are very experienced sailors and entertaining hosts. They aim to offer the finest sailing tours in the River Fal. Their friendly nature and passion for ensuring their guests have a great time out on the water is core to what they do.

It is not just their sailing skills which are excellent. Debbie has worked in the hospitality industry almost her entire life, and also as a nanny and carer. Neil has built his own house, restored a classic car and once worked for a major bank. Together they are a confident and welcoming crew.


Where to find us


We start and finish our sailing trips at Malpas near Truro. We can also consider other pickup locations.

Satnav postcode is TR1 1SQ. There is free parking alongside the road either side of The Heron Inn.

Contact us

Enquire about sailing on board Drifter.

2 hour trips - ½ day / day sailing - private boat hire

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Telephone number 07588 97135707588 971357

Email us about our sailing trips in Falmouth or your e-mail app: info@sailingbargedrifter.co.uk 

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Sailing barge Drifter is a business run by owner/operators Neil & Debbie Wood.
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