Onboard Experiences

We have something for everyone.
Winter brings mulled wine and star gazing. Crystal clear horizons and welcome onsens.
Spring brings mysterious vistas shrouded in mists, hidden temples and cherry blossoms.
Summer means golden sands, secluded beaches, fireworks, festivals and cold beers.
Autumn a great time for sailing, walking the trails around the islands, clear skies, autumn festivals.

Cycling the Shimanami Kaido Bridges “road and cycle way” then why not combine that with a sailing trip.
Check out our Sail and Cycle Overnight trip

Half Day:
An introduction to sailing and the pleasures of being on the water and viewing the islands and waterways.
After a Crew Orientation and signing on it is time to cast off the ropes and head out to explore. Duration is around 3.5 to 4 hours, Starts 9:00am or 1:00pm.

Full Day:
We start at 9:00 am and after a Crew Orientation it is time to cast off the ropes and head out to one of the islands, perhaps to an isolated beach or deserted island, with time to explore, fishing, a swim or just relaxing, if you want to practice what you learnt in the Crew Orientation then help raise and trim the sails and steer the boat . Duration is around 8 hours, back at the dock around  5:00 pm.

Charter and longer term stays: 
2 nights to several weeks we can give you a Japanese sailing and cruising adventure.
Discover the real Japan away from the tourist traps, small port towns, remote islands, hot springs, amazing scenery, traditional crafts and industries.
Experience a side of Japan that is rarely visited.

Have something you are interested in? Photography, Traditional crafts, Beer, Sake, Food, we will organise a cruise based around your interests to make your time in Japan truely special.

Full Day and an Overnight: (Yuge to Omishima or Omishima to Yuge)
Sail n Cycle visiting the ancient trees and shrines at Omishima.
A good way to really experience what sailing and life aboard a yacht is about.
We start at 9:00 am and after a Crew Orientation and signing on it is time to cast off the ropes and head off. Depending on winds and currents we head off towards Omishima where we moor up for the night. Visit the Ohyamazumi Shrine, 3000 year old trees, enjoy an evening meal ashore and perhaps walk down to the Onsen before heading back to Tiare for a drink and a well earned sleep, snug in your cabin.
Duration is around 24 hours.
Note:
We finish at Omishima, from there you can either sail back with us as Full Day trip (additional cost), or rent a bicycle and continue on your own or catch a bus back to Onomichi or Imabari.

Overnight: (Star Gazers)
We start at 5:30 pm from Yuge and after a Crew Orientation and signing on it is time to cast off the ropes and head out to where we can anchor for the night and enjoy some peace and quiet away from the city lights. Back at the dock the following morning at around 8:30am.
Dinner and Breakfast is included as we are anchored away from city lights.

Overnight on mooring- Bookable through AirBnB:
Simple Bed and Breakfast at Yuge on-board at our swing mooring. Check-in is from 5:30pm.
If no Full Day tours booked on the day of your arrival then earlier check-in available, we will let you know on the day.
Breakfast is complimentary but not dinner, we will be on a swing mooring with access to shore facilities.

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