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Skipper Dave


1 Aug 2015 | Last update: 28 Jun 2019

Dream boat

In 2008 I sold my house, found the boat of my dreams, and embarked on an adventure voyage around the UK and then across the Bay of Biscay to Spain. After a suitable number of trials and tribulations I arrived in the wonderful city of Barcelona.

The seed of an idea grew

People seemed to love sailing on Gemini just as much as I did. So now I make a living sharing my passion for old boats and spending time on the water. It wasn't the original plan, but sometimes things work out just fine!

Qualifications and experience

Circumnavigated the UK and the Iberian pensinsula, and survived storms in the Bay of Biscay! RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore. Commercial Endorsement to 200 tonnes. RYA/MCA certificates in Sea Survival, First Aid, Short Range Radio.

Gemini of Leith

Dave's own boat is the 1947 classic sloop "Gemini of Leith". When he's not skippering adventures up and down the coast of Catalonia, you can often see Gemini sailing the waters of Barcelona. Look out for her distinctive classic lines and red headsail!

Lo que dicen nuestros clientes

Más de 250 ★★★★★ Comentarios

Certificado de Excelencia y Salón de la Fama de TripAdvisor 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Superó las expectativas. ¡Bravo!

¡Bien hecho Dave! Usted y su hijo eran grandes anfitriones y nos lo pasamos de maravilla en su barco. Dave claramente ama lo que hace para ganarse la vida y se nota claramente. Gracias de nuevo.
Michael S | Baltimore | 4 July 2018

Increíble tarde

My sister and I spent an afternoon on Dave's boat and it was one of the best things we did on our trip. The views are amazing, the boat is beautiful and Dave is a great captain. The views from the ocean are incredible and really lets you see Barcelona from another perspective. We were able to bring lunch and cava and just lay in the quiet sun for a few hours. We were originally scheduled for a Monday but the weather was bad so Dave was very accommodating in rescheduling with us. Would definitely recommend!
avs1029 | Nueva York | 15 July 2014

Gran manera de relajarse entre las actividades turísticas en Barcelona

Disfrutamos de una vela encantadora. Hermoso clima y la cordialidad de Dave lo hizo aún mejor. La vela fue un gran paréntesis de la avalancha de la carrera alrededor de los sitios turísticos de la ciudad.
BruceMAnderson | Houston | 27 June 2015

¡VeGén!

El ambiente era más como un amigo que te llevaba en un barco, en lugar de un barco turístico cortador de galletas. Dave el capitán fue un excelente guía, señalando las vistas en el agua y a través del paisaje urbano de Barcelona, e incluso dejar que un par de nosotros tome un turno en el timón (sin rasguños, afortunadamente!) Recomiendo esto a cualquiera que quiera una experiencia REAL en las aguas de Barcelona.
Andrew M | Vancouver, Columbia Británica, Canadá | 2 August 2014

Perfect romantic evening

I planned a private sunset sail with my partner as a surprise while we were on holidays in Barcelona. it was perfect! Dave was wonderful, the boat was perfect, it was lovely to sit, eating some cheese and watching the sun set and the lights go on around the town. A very special experience - highly recommended! Thank you again Dave for a memorable evening
Mima_Pope | Darwin, Australia | 21 October 2015

Excelente fiesta privada de gallinas en el "Sin Límites"

Excelente recorrido al atardecer de 3 horas. Las Lady Skippers eran muy agradables y amables. El barco era perfecto para los 11 de nosotros y la experiencia con Dave desde el primer contacto hasta después de la reserva fue muy agradable, profesional y rápido.
Viola P | Bruselas, Bélgica | 26 June 2019

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