Good for

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


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

Our fleet

From beautiful classic tallships to wildlife watching expedition vessels and luxury yachts, there is no shortage of choice for your holiday at sea.

full sail cargo voyage Bessie Ellen

Bessie Ellen

  • Rig: Gaff Rigged Ketch
  • Guest berths: 12

Built in 1904 Bessie Ellen is one of Britain’s last wooden coasting ketches and is of historic significance.

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Blue Clipper

  • Rig: Gaff Schooner
  • Guest berths: 20

Blue Clipper was built in Sweden in 1991 and is perfect for those wanting an active sailing holiday.

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Cherokee under full sail


  • Rig: Cutter
  • Guest berths: 8

This modern cutter yacht offers exhilarating sailing holidays from Scotland to the Faroe Islands

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Chronos Ketch


  • Rig: Bermudan Ketch
  • Guest berths: 26

Sailing the sunny Mediterranean, Chronos was built in 2013 with style, comfort and beautiful sailing in mind.

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Escape sailing


  • Rig: Gaff Yawl
  • Guest berths: 6

A 43ft gaff yawl built in 1937, true classic Escape slices through the water offering guests sailing in style.

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Eye of the Wind Full Sail

Eye of the Wind

  • Rig: Brig
  • Guest berths: 16

Over 100 years old and one of the last traditional tall ships of our time, Eye of the Wind sails all over the world’s oceans.

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Kairos schooner


  • Rig: Bermuda Schooner
  • Guest berths: 16

Bermudan Schooner Kairós sails the Mediterranean with style, comfort and smooth sailing in mind.

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Lady of Avenel full sail

Lady of Avenel

  • Rig: Brigantine square rigger
  • Guest berths: 12

Lady of Avenel is a 102ft Brigantine Square Rigger sailing under a dutch flag.

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Linden full sail norway


  • Rig: 3 Masted Schooner
  • Guest berths: 12

Replica of the 1920 Linden, this Finnish ship, complete with on-board sauna, will take you on an arctic adventure.

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Narwhal under anchor


  • Rig: Sloop
  • Guest berths: 6

An expedition and research yacht taking you to some of the most remote locations in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Our Daddy Cornish lugger full sail

Our Daddy

  • Rig: Lugger
  • Guest berths: 6

A traditional Cornish lugger, aboard this impressive ship is the perfect way to discover Cornwall's coastline in comfort.

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Pilgrim at sea

Pilgrim of Brixham

  • Rig: Gaff Rigged Ketch
  • Guest berths: 10

Pilgrim of Brixham is one of the last remaining traditional Brixham trawlers with iconic red sails.

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Polly Agatha full sailing

Polly Agatha

  • Rig: Gaff Cutter
  • Guest berths: 6

A beautiful 45ft Gaff Cutter, Polly Agatha is based in the UK's sailing capital and is perfect for sailing adventures.

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Rhea ketch


  • Rig: Bermudan Ketch
  • Guest berths: 26

Elegant Bermudan ketch Rhea was built in 2017 with style, comfort and beautifully smooth sailing in mind.

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Steady Full Sail


  • Rig: Staysail Ketch
  • Guest berths: 8

Steady is a steel hulled staysail ketch that ensures her guests sail Scotland and the North Sea in comfort.

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  • Rig: Schooner
  • Guest berths: 13

This 1902 two masted schooner offers her guests sailing holidays from the Canaries to the Caribbean.

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Zuza Hebrides scotland


  • Rig: Bermudan Cutter
  • Guest berths: 8

This double hull yacht is perfect for those who want a bit more comfort, easy sailing and plenty of wildlife spotting.

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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

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