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  • Cruising
  • Exploration
  • Ocean passages
  • Training
  • Wildlife
  • Winter sun
  • Sun
  • Racing


  • 1 day
  • 2 - 6 days
  • 1 week +
  • 2 weeks +

Adventure Sailing Holidays

Climb aboard classic ships or adventure vessels and explore a host of destinations as you've never seen them before. Let our fleet of boats give you an authentic taste of life under sail and a holiday like no other. No experience needed, just a lust for adventure!

Featured Voyages

Short Sailing Break in Venice

Short Sailing Break in Venice

  • Vessel: Kairós
  • Port: Venice
  • Where: Italy
  • Date: 28 February 2020
  • Duration: 4 days
Wildlife Watching in the Canary Islands

Wildlife Watching in the Canary Islands

  • Vessel: Twister
  • Port: San Miguel Marina, Tenerife
  • Where: The Canaries
  • Date: 14 December 2019
  • Duration: 7 days
Autumn Scandinavian Sailing and Apple Harvest

Autumn Scandinavian Sailing and Apple Harvest

  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Port: Copenhagen
  • Where: Denmark
  • Date: 3 October 2020
  • Duration: 9 days
Sea, Salts and Sail Festival in Mousehole

Sea, Salts and Sail Festival in Mousehole

  • Vessel: Our Daddy
  • Port: Dartmouth
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Date: 1 July 2020
  • Duration: 6 days

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Dining On Board

Indulge in freshly prepared meals and home made snacks, life at sea can be hungry work after all!

Snap up an offer

If you're ready to pack your bags and go, these are the voyages for you. Take a look at our offers!

The Single Traveller

Our sailing holidays are ideal for solo travellers. Meet like-minded people and make new friends.

Give the Gift of Sailing

Know someone who would love one of our holidays? Why not buy them a gift voucher?


Our range of vessels enables us to offer several destinations all over the globe. Which adventure will you choose?

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Classic sailing pilgrim

Our fleet

With vessels of all sizes and each with a unique history and construction, there is no shortage of choice for your sailing holiday.

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  • “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.

Devon coast
20 November 2019

Sailing Holidays in Devon

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Narwhal arctic sailing
23 October 2019

Off-grid Sailing Holidays

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Cies Islands-Vigo-Galicia-Spain
4 September 2019

Sailing in Northern Spain

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Douarnenez Maritime Festival
23 July 2019

The Best of the 2020 Festivals Afloat

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Why book with us?

How VentureSail makes your holiday fuss free so all you need do is enjoy your venture aboard a classic ship.

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