Fal Wooden Boat Hire

Fal Wooden Boat Hire

  • Beautifully crafted wooden boats
  • Sailing Lessons for mature students
  • Wildlife trips
  • Skipper available

Fal Wooden Boat Hire was born through a passion for traditional wooden boats and a love of the sea.

The business is run by Barry Wheelock, a warm, friendly chap who has loved boats since he was a child. A few years ago he and his wife moved to Cornwall and set up the business, keen to share his passion for sailing these beautiful varnished wooden boats. In particular, he was keen to introduce the joy of sailing with mature students wanting to learn as well as those wanting to take a boat out for the day with friends.

There are three beautiful wooden boats to choose from and Barry provides lots of ideas and suggestions for exploring around the Fal and the Carrick Roads. Hiring a boat with a skipper for a day, or half a day means you choose what you do. You will have time to sit back and watch all the wildlife that inhabits both the shoreline and on the water, anchor off and take the dingy to the beach for a picnic or ask Barry to stop at one of the waterside pubs for a leisurely lunch, perhaps a little fishing on the way back.

If you are a competent sailor then hiring a boat for a day or week couldn’t be easier. All you will need is onboard, including an outboard, all your safety equipment, charts, oars, and fuel. Lifejackets to fit are also supplied.

Barry is an experienced wildlife filmmaker, see his other websites www.deerwatching.com or www.calmerbynature.com.He is keen to take people out (non–sailors included) to show them the increasing array of wildlife around the estuaries. Seals are often seen as are herons, shags, cormorants, little egrets, dolphins, and occasionally even otters are back.Depending on the time of year one can see a large diversity of wading birds, including the curlew with its haunting call

Details and photographs of the boats can be found on the website along with information on boats that are for sale.

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