Coastal Exploration Company

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Sail with us under canvas on one of our locally-built wooden boats and explore North Norfolk’s wild, spectacular shores. It is adventurous and physically and mentally challenging! There are a few idyllic moments which make memories that last a lifetime, and an indulgent charter with friends and family is undoubtedly one of these.

Assist with navigation; forage and fish for your meals; visit special places that can only be accessed by sea and creek.
These aspects of our explorations mean you can profoundly connect with the landscape, its tidal rhythms and its diverse natural inhabitants in a way that wouldn’t ordinarily be possible.

You can experience: 
Traditional sailing and rowing
Wild swimming
Foraging and preparing coastal food
Navigation (map, compass and celestial)
Coastal field craft (spear, crab and line fishing)

With delicious food and drink served onboard, you and your guests will experience the beauty of the coastline and relax as we take care of your every need while you access remote and beautiful beaches, enjoy delicious high quality and locally sourced meals including afternoon tea and homemade cake and experience calm sailing routes through the creeks (with pick up from the pontoon).

If you want to re-energise your workplace, take a charter with the Coastal Exploration Company for a flipchart-free team building session.
We can provide leadership and high performance team coaching through our partnership with Mission Performance, one of the world’s leading transformational leadership and team development organisations. We’ll work together to sail one of our beautiful boats and create a day that will encompass strategy, physical activity and fun. By investing in your team’s focus and wellbeing you will develop greater sustainability for your organisation. Or invite your company’s clients for a corporate hospitality day that most definitely doesn’t involve a suit.

special operations


An advanced adventurous sail which provides a training and preparation phase on traditional smuggling techniques in old sailing boats before running an actual operation.
Learn about conducting a thorough chart appreciation, concepts of covert operations, delivering orders, rehearsals and some practical seamanship skills before putting it all into practice, somewhere along the North Norfolk Coast!
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social engagement

We commit to helping some of those less fortunate within our communities through assistances from external funding and using some of our resources.
We are currently working with the Purfleet Trust to provide a life altering three day adventurous sail for some of their homeless clients, which provides a range of positive experiences to precipitate change in their lives.
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recharge on wildlife

Working in partnership with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust we offer two routes from Wells-Next-the-Sea to their nature reserves in Holme to the West and Cley to the East.
Sail on either route along the coast and through lesser know creeks to observe as much of the abundant wildlife as possible, accompanied by a local wildlife expert. A locally sourced meal is served on route and then round the trip off with entry into one of the the NWT reserves.
Our working boats can ship your product from the North Norfolk coast to Norwich and vice versa, and we even allow passengers to accompany us on the trading route.
Drop us a line and we would be happy to provide a bespoke journey and price to transport your goods.
• A unique method of sustainable cargo delivery
• A marketing opportunity for premium and artisan food products
• A chance for traditional sailing enthusiasts to assist

Coastal Exploration Co.

We create fun, relaxing, sometimes challenging, but undoubtedly life-enriching adventures on traditional wooden sailing boats, based in Wells-next-the-Sea, on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

Coastal Exploration Co.

We create fun, relaxing, sometimes challenging, but undoubtedly life-enriching adventures on traditional wooden sailing boats, based in Wells-next-the-Sea, on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

Guide Prices

A variety of trips are offered on the three traditional boats from coastal sailing to calm creek sails.


Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Coastal Exploration Company


Coastal Exploration Company, North Norfolk Coast, East Quay, Wells-Next-the–Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AT

Tel: 07970 276397

What's Nearby

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    0.12 miles away
  2. The original church was built in the thirteenth century next to the ancient harbour.

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