Where better to experience the stunning south coast of Cornwall than from the sturdy deck of a beautiful tall ship?
Cornwall’s coastline is paramount to her rich history; tales of trade and smuggling intertwine themselves with the dramatic cliffs and sweeping sandy bays.
VentureSail is based in Cornwall, and many of our ships call its waters home – resulting in a wide range of vessels touring the stunning coastline and making trips over to the Isles of Scilly during the summer months. Set sail from Fowey and explore some of Poldark’s filming locations, hunker down in the Helford for the night before voyaging up to Falmouth. Wherever your venture takes you, sailing holidays in Cornwall are a popular destination for many of our guests.
The variety of life aboard
Learning the ropes is a great challenge for sea-dogs and landlubbers alike. The rewards are simply breathtaking: being aboard a historic ship cascading over ocean-blue waves is a thrilling experience for all ages.
With visits to quaint harbours where you can sample delicious clotted cream ice cream and soak up the hustle and the bustle of a busy Cornish summer. Of course, if it all gets too much, you can sail away to any number of secluded coves and sandy beaches, accessible only by water.
Sheltered coves and starlit nights
Perhaps one of the best parts of staying on a classic ship in Cornwall are the still evenings, where the peaceful little coves become an astronomer’s dream. The star-studded sky seems infinite from the deck where you can observe comets, shooting stars, and the silvery moon. You’ll be swept away by the romance of Cornwall and its stark contrast to modern life.
In Cornwall particularly, food forms an important part of life, both ashore and afloat. The crew endeavour to source local delicacies where possible, making sure you receive the superlative Cornish dining experience to ensure your stay is truly outstanding.
A Sailors’ Voyage to Scotland
- Vessel: Bessie Ellen
- Where: Scotland
- Duration: 10 days
- Date: 23 April 2022