Brittany & The Channel Islands

The northern coast of Brittany is always a popular area for cruising, with spectacular harbour entrances and rocky outcrops of pink granite scattered along the coastline.

From the busy walled city of St Malo to the magical Ile de Brehart there is much to see and do on this part of the French coast.

The spectacular scenery, and picturesque towns and villages, are enhanced by the many cafes and restaraunts serving fresh seafood.

The cross-channel trips often include short-breaks in the Channel Islands, which are a great destination in themselves.

Some of our favourite places include the peace and solitude of Sark, Herm, and Alderney, along with  bustling St Peter Port on Guernsey. We use our boats as a base to explore the islands.

In 2017 we will also be offering a range of special Brittany and Channel Islands Voyages:

Classic Channel Regatta (July 8 – 26)

Join Provident for this sailing extravaganza. This is for those who enjoy a blend of racing, passage making and informal parties. Although termed a ‘race’, it’s good natured and relaxed.

The regatta will start from Dartmouth, with the first leg finishing at St Peter Port —where there will be a party in Guernsey. The second leg of the Classic Channel Race will set off from there to Paimpol, followed by the Round Île de Bréhat Race before the fleet sails up the Trieux River, to Lezardrieux. The next morning the fleet will sail to Paimpol where a Grand Parade-of-Sail will enter the harbour for Bastille Day celebrations.

The regatta will finish with a prize giving ceremony, crew supper and soirée in the town’s Salle des Fêtes, followed by fireworks, before the vessels head back home.

Paimpol & Extended Brittany Cruises (Aug 9 – 18)

The Paimpol Festival is in mid-August and is always one of our first cruises to sell-out. For that reason both Leader and Provident will be heading over this year. The attractive harbour will be packed with boats from all around the world.

On shore there is much in the way of music, sea shanties, maritime crafts, food, and drink. Invited vessels line the harbour walls and are encouraged to leave their sails up to be admired. This is the highlight of an 10-day voyage to Brittany, providing extra time to explore some of the stunning destinations dotted along the north-west coast of France.

One-Way Cruises

In September we will be offering one-way cruises on Provident to, and from, Brittany. This is for guests who would like to spend less time crossing the Channel and have more time to explore the French coast.

  • Cruise Start Finish Start End Nights Vessel Cost
    Brittany & Channel Isles Cruise Sat, Apr 29 Fri, May 5 Brixham Brixham  6  Leader  
    Classic Channel Regatta Sat, Jul 8 Sun, Jul 16 Dartmouth Dartmouth  8  Provident  
    Brittany & Channel Isles Cruise Sat, Jul 29 Fri, Aug 4 Brixham Brixham  6  Provident  
    Paimpol & Extended Brittany Cruise Wed, Aug 9 Fri, Aug 18 Brixham Brixham  9  Provident  
    Paimpol & Extended Brittany Cruise Wed, Aug 9 Fri, Aug 18 Falmouth Falmouth  9  Leader
    Brittany & Channel Isles Cruise Sat, Aug 26 Fri, Sep 1 Brixham Brixham  6  Provident
    Brittany & Channel Isles Cruise Mon, Sep 11 Sat, Sep 16 Brixham St Malo  5  Leader
    Brittany & Channel Isles Cruise Sat, Sep 16 Thu, Sep 21 Brixham Brixham  5  Provident
    Brittany & Channel Isles Cruise Sat, Sep 17 Sat, Sep 23 St Malo Brixham  6  Leader


Brixham and Dartmouth are well connected by train to Paignton Station — opposite Paignton Bus Station.

Dinard–Pleurtuit–Saint-Malo Airport is a tax ride away from where Provident will be moored in St Malo.

On booking you’ll be sent a pack with full information on how to find your boat in these lovely harbour towns, and details on suggested kit list etc.