Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Where better than to experience the rugged Cornish scenery 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. When squinting through sunlight at the billowing white sails above, gulls wheeling and crying, it’s hard not to feel intrinsically linked with Cornish heritage.

VentureSail is based in Cornwall, and many of our ships call the county and its waters home – resulting in a wide range of vessels touring the stunning coastline and trips over to the Isles of Scilly during the summer months. Cornwall remains a popular destination for many of our vessels and features on many a sailing schedule so take a look at each vessel and see which takes your fancy.

The variety of life aboard

Learning the ropes of traditional sailing 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.

All your hard work pays off in other ways too, 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, so tranquility is guaranteed.

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 in which the boats anchor become an astronomer’s dream. The star-studded sky seems infinite from the deck, where you can lie for as long as you like; observing comets, shooting stars, and the silvery moon, which often lights a shimmering path across the darkened waters. You’ll be swept away by the romance of Cornwall and its stark contrast to modern life.

Home comforts

All the ships in our fleet are very comfortable, offering you everything you need throughout your time on board. 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.

VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/pDeposit
Johanna Lucretia Weekend Spring Break in Cornwall27 April 20183£340£85Full
Bessie Ellen Voyage to Scotland28 April 20189£850£213Full
Johanna Lucretia Weekend Late Spring Cornish Break5 May 20183£340£85Enquire now
Johanna Lucretia Weekend Early Summer Break Cornwall11 May 20183£340£85Enquire now
Johanna Lucretia May Tall Ship Taster Weekend18 May 20183£340£85Enquire now
Johanna Lucretia Bank Holiday Weekend on a Tall Ship25 May 20184£440£110Enquire now
Johanna Lucretia A Tall Ship Weekend on the Cornish Coast1 June 20183£340£85Enquire now
Johanna Lucretia Weekend Summer Break Cornwall6 July 20183£340£85Enquire now
Johanna Lucretia Weekend Summer Break Cornwall13 July 20183£340£85Enquire now
Johanna Lucretia Summer Sailing to Scilly4 August 20187£850£213Enquire now
Johanna Lucretia Summer Sailing to Scilly11 August 20187£850£213Enquire now
Johanna Lucretia Summer Sailing to Scilly18 August 20186£850£213Enquire now
Johanna Lucretia Summer Sailing to Scilly25 August 20186£850£213Enquire now
Bessie Ellen Celtic Sea – South Bound Passage1 September 20187£850£213Enquire now
Scilly coastline in Summer


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

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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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