Sail With Us

Lynher’ sailing season starts in May and ends in Septembre. Lynher is an inland barge designed to carry 20 tonnes of cargo along the Plymouth waterways. Our southernmost boundary is the hedge of the Plymouth Sound and to the North the upper reaches of the River Tamar as far as Calstock, where Lynher was built by James Goss in 1896.  

Please note: Due to the tidal nature of Lynher’s sailing area, our calendar is restricted and requires advanced booking. 

  • Up to 12 people of all ages
  • No experience needed
  • Full day or half day sailing
  • Hot drinks and pasties or Mediterranean-style picnic lunch on request
  • Perfect for team away days, birthdays, anniversaries, retirement parties or just a treat for your family and friends.



Cotehele adventures

Every summer Lynher visits the historic quay on the Cotehele estate where Tamar barges used to berth and load/offload their cargo. The former country residence of the Edgcumbe Family is now managed by the National Trust. 

Cotehele was once an active and busy quay where goods such as local produce, coal, timber and fertiliser were shipped to and from Plymouth. Tamar barges were a large part of this operation. Cotehele Quay is home to the Tamar barge Shamrock. Lynher moors alongside, uniting the only existing Tamar barges in a historic setting.

With Lynher, you are able to explore the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Beauty, the Tamar Valley. From events to weekend breaks, you can join Lynher for a unique experience which connects the past to the present.