I sailed with them recently. (September 2016)
I enjoyed my time with the rest of the crew but the experience overall was wierd and I wouldn't choose them again.
was small and had too many crew members for our course which made it difficult for us to all get enough time to learn different procedures and some things I never had the chance to do.
Our instructor was lovely if not a bit random but tbh I would very much enjoy sailing with him again. The owners of Jolly Parrot, however were wierd. They creeped me out and didn't make me feel welcome to join them for a drink which seemed to be all they did. Furthermore, one of the other members of my crew came back later saying the owner had propositioned her for sex, I'm pretty sure there was some miscommunication as her english
wasn't perfect, but either way she said he was very handsy and freaked her out.
We did not get a chance to go all the places we wanted to as we had to come back a day early for a photoshoot for the company which was unorganised and mainly had us sailing around in circles trying to work out what was going on.
They claimed to be flexible with dietary requirements and then when i told them I was a vegan said that they couldn't accommodate something like that and didn't offer me a refund on food budget
to go and by my own food
. They then purchased me normal veggie food such as quiche and cheese which wouldn't want to eat . They did also buy me extra salad which was nice and make a good veggie Bean Chilli for the night sailing voyage.
In summary, a week sailing in a nice place is never going to be awful so there was a lot of nice parts
but overall the experience was not great and I'd go with someone else.