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 2018 we will also be offering a range of special Brittany and Channel Islands Voyages, and Leader’s first voyage of the season will be a 7-night cruise over the Easter Weekend. Here are some other special trips coming up over the season:

Brixham Heritage Regatta/Brittany Cruise (May 26 — June 03)

Taking place over the late bank holiday May weekend, the Brixham Heritage Regatta always has a strong turnout of historic and pretty boats having a good-natured race around Tor Bay, before a celebratory drink in Brixham Yacht Club. Join Provident for two nights in Tor Bay for the festivities and then head across the Channel for Brittany.

Extended Brittany Cruise (August 18 — August 27)

The emphasis on this voyage will be getting to far away places we do not normally have time to reach on a week-long cruise, also giving you more time ashore to go exploring and immerse yourself in French culture

Douarnenez 2018 & Extended Brittany Cruise (July 21 – August 2)

The Douarnenez Festival is in late July and is always one of our first cruises to sell-out. 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 epic 13-day voyage to Brittany, providing extra time to explore some of the stunning destinations dotted along the north-west coast of France.

Extended Brittany Cruise (August 18 — August 27)

The emphasis on this voyage will be getting to far away places we do not normally have time to reach on a week-long cruise, also giving you more time ashore to go exploring and immerse yourself in French culture.

  • Cruise Start Finish Start End Nights Vessel Cost
    Brittany & Channel Isles Cruise Fri, Mar 30 Fri, Apr 06 Brixham Brixham  7  Leader £695
    Brittany & Channel Isles Cruise Sat, Apr 28 Fri, May 04 Brixham Brixham  6  Provident £695
    Brittany Cruise* Sat, May 26 Sun, Jun 03 Brixham Brixham  8  Provident £895
    Extended Brittany Cruise Sat, Jun 09 Fri, Jun 22 Brixham Brixham  11  Provident £695
    Douarnenez, Brittany & Channel Isles Cruise Sat, Jul 21 Thu, Aug 02 Brixham Brixham  12  Provident £1,420
    Dartmouth Regatta/Extended Brittany Cruise Sat, Aug 18 Mon, Aug 27 Brixham Brixham  9  Provident £895
    Brittany & Channel Isles Cruise Sat, Sep 08 Fri, Sep 14 Brixham Brixham  6  Leader £595
    Channel Isles Cruise Sat, Sep 15 Fri, Sep 21 Brixham Brixham  6  Provident £595

Brixham is well connected by train to Paignton Station — opposite Paignton Bus Station.

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