Lynher River Barge

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Sail with Us!

There are various ways in which you can sail with us, such as Day and Weekend sails, Private Venue Hire and Glamping experiences! Each of these options can be tailored to suit your needs, ensuring that your time with us is everything you want it to be.

You can also book for a Half-Day Sail which mixes walking, sailing and a train ride! Starting at Calstock, you can walk to Cotehele Estate where Lynher will be waiting to take you downriver. Stop off at Weir Quay, grab some lunch, before exploring the Bere Peninsula and getting the train back to Calstock over the Viaduct.

Advanced booking is essential for all trips (the tide waits for no one!).

See more on our website here.

Visit us at Cotehele – This summer, Lynher will use the historic quay on the Cotehele estate as a base for her operations. The former country residence of the Edgcumbe Family is now managed by the National Trust. Come and say “hi” to the crew and take in a truly Victorian sight.


Workshops and Specialised Trips

Join us for a unique learning experience aboard our Victorian Tamar Barge, Lynher!

Lynher has been welcoming school groups and families since 2017. An exciting and educational visit, Lynher can offer classes on a variety of subjects such as tides, history and can arrange a Tamar Valley nature expert to join your sail. Click here to find out more…


RYA & Seamanship courses

Interested in learning navigation and traditional seamanship? The Lynher barge can provide RYA courses onboard and ashore with professional, experienced and certified teachers. Head to our website to see prices.


About Us

Dom and Barbara have considerable experience as sail training operators on historic ships. In the past three decades, they have worked for various sail training charities and successfully managed a number of projects. During the years they have taught a host of trainees, some of them now expert seafarers and boatbuilders themselves! Three more Directors bring their experiences and expertise to the running of the Lynher Barge CIC.

The Lynher River Barge CIC and its Directors have a particular interest in 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. Community outreach is an essential part of the Lynher story.

Our goal is to continue to restore and maintain Lynher to a commercial licensed standard in order to offer sailing activities, voyages and events along the Plymouth waterways.


About the Ship

The Lynher was launched in 1896. She would have been a common sight on the river Tamar and the Plymouth waterways as she hauled cargo from the mouth of the river to the quays such as Cotehele, Morwellham and St Germans. Read more here.

You can book any type of voyage through our office. Advanced booking is essential.