Explore the Rivers Lynher & Tamar and their rich heritage.

Climb aboard our classic 1896 barge “Lynher” and explore a host of destinations as you’ve never seen them before. Let us give you an authentic taste of life under sail and appreciation of the unique maritime heritage of Plymouth and beyond.

No experience needed, just a lust for adventure!

 As our company responds to COVID-19 the health and safety of our community and customers remains our top priority. We are committed to being there when our customers and community need us most. We are responding by working with households bubbles. We teach dinghy sailing skills using Lynher as an outdoor classroom and mothership alongside our pontoon at Southdown marina. We now offer day sails on Lynher for one extended family household.

For more information please call Barbara on 01752710052 or email barbara@tamarbarge.org.uk

Heritage In Action

Step back in history on a unique Tamar barge for a hands on adventure. Hoist the sails and explore the stunning beauty of the River Tamar and its tributaries.

Want to Learn How To Sail?

Try one of our shore based courses (Accredited by the Royal Yachting Association) or get some hands on experience. Visit our shop to book your place and maybe even grab a T-shirt while you are there!

River Lynher

Lynher means “long lake’ in Cornish. This stunning river flows southbound from its birth place on Bodmin Moors. When it joins the River Tiddy, together they create a vast expanse of tidal water ( the ‘long lake’) which flows eastbound to meet with the River Tamar just past the Royal Albert Bridge.

River Tamar

The River Tamar is a natural geographical boundary between Devon and Cornwall. As it flows southbound for 60 miles from its birthplace, Tamar creates one of the biggest navigable river in UK, where the Tamar sailing barges used to trade cargoes for its 19 navigable miles.

Plymouth Sound

. The Plymouth Sound extends from an imaginary line South of the breakwater from Penlee Point to the Shack Stone and includes the picturesque villages of Kingsand and Cawsand with their beautiful beaches. This coastline heritage includes Napoleonic batteries and stunning walks on the SW footpath.

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Help Us Make A Difference

Not just amazing experiences on the water.

We are passionate about the  imaginative reuse and development of heritage assets to meet the new and ever evolving social, cultural and economical challenges faced by all modern communities. Our Community Interest Company works with a variety of groups to make lasting change to the conservation of maritime heritage and, peoples lives.