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!

O que nossos clientes dizem

Mais de 250 ★★★★★ Opiniões

Certificado de Excelência e Hall da Fama do TripAdvisor 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Apenas coisas boas para dizer.....

Saímos com um grande grupo - idades 12 - 78 - e Dave fez todos se sentir confortável. Ele é incrivelmente calmo e gentil e complacente - e claramente um marinheiro habilidoso! Precisávamos mudar nosso dia e tempo várias vezes e ele era flexível e compreensivo. As vistas da água eram lindas. Foi uma aventura. Recomendamos navegar com Dave.
2015Alisa | Raleigh | 1 January 2015

Gorgeous chill afternoon sail!

If you want to spend some time relaxing on the water, this is the sailing excursion to choose. Skipper Dave was kind and helpful, but he really left you alone to relax as you sail the beautiful sea. The Gemini is a beautiful boat. Can't go wrong with this trip.
lizalford | Marrakech, Morocco | 11 August 2018

Unwind with wind!!

Just had our honeymoon in Barcelona, it's an amazing city with plenty to eat, drink and see, after a fantastic week of trying to do as much as possible we could not have found a better way to relax and chill out than our trip with Dave on Gemini. We took the sunset cruise and it was just the two of us, Dave is really friendly and made our evening very relaxed, perfect way to end our honeymoon. He is also very knowledgeable about Barcelona too. Can't recommend it enough.
Edwinmajor | | 5 July 2015

Pretty sail in Barcelona

We enjoy our chartered sail trip. Very flexible with timing as we asked to leave earlier then booked and was very accommodating. It rained the last 20 minutes of the trip which kind of made it fun! Very nice experience
MSCA2015 | San Francisco, California | 2 September 2018

Great Sailing Experience in Barcelona

We booked afternoon on Capitan Dave's beautiful boat as a bithday surprise for our friend. We had a fantastic time. Very relaxing and exiting in the same time.
Piotr K | | 6 May 2015

Não fez a vela, mas ainda 5 estrelas

Infelizmente tivemos que cancelar nossa viagem no mesmo dia porque dois em nosso grupo tiveram uma emergência médica e foram para casa. Dave foi incrivelmente fácil de trabalhar e responder e nos deu o nosso depósito de volta sem problema. Nós realmente apreciamos isso. Ficamos muito chateados ao perder a viagem de barco, mas se estamos sempre em Barcelona novamente nós definitivamente vamos colocá-lo no topo da lista. Muito obrigado novamente, Dave.
Neeners815 | Jersey City | 4 September 2018

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