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 sailing the coasts of Cornwall, Scotland, Denmark & Spain.

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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 from Spain, Portugal & the Caribbean.

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Cherokee under full sail


  • Rig: Cutter
  • Guest berths: 8

A spacious and comfortable cutter offering exhilarating sailing from Scotland to the Faroe Islands and the coasts of Ireland to Cornwall to Spain.

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Chronos Ketch


  • Rig: Bermudan Ketch
  • Guest berths: 26

Sailing in the sunshine from Italy to Malta and even the Caribbean, Chronos was built with luxury, comfort & beautiful sailing in mind.

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Circe sails down


  • Rig: Norwegian cutter, Gaff Ketch
  • Guest berths: 6

Originally built in 1915, beautifully restored Circe spends her summers sailing guests to explore Corfu and her nearby islands in luxury and comfort.

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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 while exploring the South Devon & Cornish coasts.

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Eye of the Wind Full Sail

Eye of the Wind

  • Rig: Brig
  • Guest berths: 16

Over 100 years old, Eye of the Wind is one of the last luxury tall ships of our time, sailing all over the world from Scandinavia to Scotland and the Caribbean.

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Kairos schooner


  • Rig: Bermuda Schooner
  • Guest berths: 16

Bermudan Schooner Kairós sails the Mediterranean exploring the coast from Italy to Croatia 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 Scotland & the Hebrides while offering guests private cabins and great food with Crofters' Cruises.

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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 anchored


  • Rig: Sloop
  • Guest berths: 6

A comfy expedition yacht taking guests to some of the most remote locations in the Northern Hemisphere from Scotland to Svalbard to Iceland & beyond.

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Oosterschelde Cape Verde Sailing


  • Rig: Topsail Schooner
  • Guest berths: 24

From Antarctica to Cape Verde, Oosterschelde is the oldest and largest Dutch topsail schooner to still be sailing the worlds oceans to this day.

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Our Daddy sailing full sail

Our Daddy

  • Rig: Lugger
  • Guest berths: 6

A beautifully restored Cornish lugger, this historic vessel is the perfect way to discover the coasts of South Devon and Cornwall in comfort and style.

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Pellew line drawing


  • Rig: Pilot Cutter
  • Guest berths: 8

Pellew is the faithful recreation of Falmouth Pilot Cutter "Vincent" and is the fastest and largest Pilot Cutter to be sailing in Britain today.

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Pilgrim at sea

Pilgrim of Brixham

  • Rig: Gaff Rigged Ketch
  • Guest berths: 10

With her iconic red sails, she is one of the last remaining traditional trawlers exploring the coasts of South Devon, Cornwall and the Channel Islands.

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Polly Agatha full sailing

Polly Agatha

  • Rig: Gaff Cutter
  • Guest berths: 6

A beautifully built 45ft Pilot Cutter, Polly Agatha is based in the UK's sailing capital and is perfect for sailing adventures to the Channel Islands.

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Reminder thames barge full sail


  • Rig: Thames Barge
  • Guest berths: 12

One of the last Thames Barges of her time, Reminder loves to give guests a taste of her sailing history exploring the coast & creeks of Essex & Suffolk.

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Rhea ketch


  • Rig: Bermudan Ketch
  • Guest berths: 26

Elegant Bermudan ketch Rhea was built in 2016 with style, comfort and beautifully smooth sailing in mind. Exploring the warm waters from Greece to the Caribbean.

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Steady sailing scotland


  • Rig: Staysail Ketch
  • Guest berths: 6

Steady is a steel hulled staysail ketch with a spacious saloon & private cabins that ensures her guests sail Scotland & the Hebrides in comfort.

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Twister full sailing sails


  • Rig: Schooner
  • Guest berths: 12

This 1902 two masted tall ship offers her guests sailing holidays from the Canaries to the Caribbean with great food while in style & comfort.

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  • Rig: Bermudan Cutter
  • Guest berths: 8

This expedition yacht is perfect for those who want a bit more comfort, good sailing and plenty of wildlife spotting while exploring the islands of Scotland & the Hebrides.

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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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