Discover classic holidays at sea
Venture aboard a traditional sailing vessel and explore a host of destinations as you've never seen them before. Let our fleet of classic boats give you an authentic taste of life under sail and a holiday like no other.
Dining On Board
Indulge in freshly prepared meals and home made snacks, life at sea can be hungry work after all!
Why Book with Us
If you're ready to pack your bags and go, these are the voyages for you. You may also benefit from a better price!
The Single Traveller
Our sailing holidays are ideal for solo travellers. Mix with like minded people and make new friends.
View Our Destinations
Looking for some 'must see' destinations? Then we have a voyage for you.
Our range of vessels enables us to offer several destinations all over the globe. Which adventure will you choose?View destinations
With vessels of all sizes and each with a unique history and construction, there is no shortage of choice for your sailing holiday.View fleet
“I thoroughly enjoyed reliving my youth onboard Bessie Ellen. We came from Cornwall to Oban on this beautiful ship with Skipper Nikki and her brilliant crew. Great hands on sailing, relaxed atmosphere and fabulous food. A true get away.”
– Kate Smith, Bessie Ellen Guest
“I’ve never sailed before, but if this is sailing, then I’m addicted. So, it seems, is everyone else: 85% of the Bessie Ellen’s guests return for further sailing adventures.”
– Hazel Southam, writing for The Guardian
“Having never set foot on a working tall ship, I had no idea what to expect aside from what I had seen in films. The reality is so much better. I would recommend anyone who loves the sea to try this.”
– Chris Baker, Muddy Stilettos Cornwall
“This was the Canaries of riding anchor in moonlit bays...., of swimming with turtles and and admiring pilot whales beneath our bows.”
– Andrew Eames, writing for The Times
Latest from the adventure log
Read up on life on board a tall ship! See what both skippers and customers have to say about sailing within our fleet.