Bessie Ellen Schedule

Bessie Ellen

Sailing on Bessie Ellen

Shake off the winter blues with some delightful Spring sailing around Cornwall on tall ship Bessie Ellen,
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Date: 1 April 2022

Easter Sailing in Cornwall

Shake off the winter blues with some delightful Spring sailing around Cornwall on tall ship Bessie Ellen,
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 8 April 2022

Spring Sailing in Cornwall

Shake off the winter blues with some delightful Spring sailing around Cornwall on tall ship Bessie Ellen,
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 15 April 2022

A Sailors’ Voyage to Scotland

Tuck some ocean miles under your belt as you sail with Bessie Ellen from Cornwall to Scotland - the perfect opportunity for a taste of life on the open water.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 23 April 2022

Sailing Iona & Staffa

Discover some of the most magical sailing grounds in the Hebrides aboard tall ship Bessie Ellen
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 7 May 2022

Sailing Skye & the Small Isles

Sail the West coast of Scotland with tall ship Bessie Ellen, exploring the beauty of Skye and the Small Isles. Perfect for wildlife watching.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 14 May 2022

Hebridean Magic & Wildlife under Sail

Sail with tall ship Bessie Ellen as she shows you the magic of the Hebrides from the water.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 21 May 2022

Sailing to St. Kilda, Scotland

Sail to one of the most remote parts of the UK, stroll barefoot on deserted white sands, take the helm and raise the sails for an adventure of a lifetime.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 28 May 2022

Tall Ship Taster Sailing in the Hebrides

Join Bessie Ellen & her crew for a tall ship sailing experience exploring the Hebrides on the West Coast of Scotland. No experience needed to climb aboard and set the sails!
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 7 June 2022

Sailing to St. Kilda, Scotland

Sail to one of the most remote parts of the UK, stroll barefoot on deserted white sands, take the helm and raise the sails for an adventure of a lifetime.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 11 June 2022

Tall Ship Taster Sailing in the Hebrides

Join Bessie Ellen & her crew for a tall ship sailing experience exploring the Hebrides on the West Coast of Scotland. No experience needed to climb aboard and set the sails!
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 21 June 2022

Hebridean Magic & Wildlife under Sail

Sail with tall ship Bessie Ellen as she shows you the magic of the Hebrides from the water.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 25 June 2022

Sailing the Wonders of the Orkney Islands

Discover the North coast of Scotland and sail the wonders of the Orkney Islands on tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 6 July 2022

Sailing the Wonders of the Orkney Islands

Discover the North coast of Scotland and sail the wonders of the Orkney Islands on tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 16 July 2022

Sailing the Summer Isles to the Small Isles

Sail South from Ullapool to Oban discovering & exploring the magic of the Hebridean Islands.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 30 July 2022

Sailing Iona & Staffa

Discover some of the most magical sailing grounds in the Hebrides aboard tall ship Bessie Ellen
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 6 August 2022

Sailing & Whale Watching in the Hebrides

Explore the majestic island of Mull and her surrounding isles as you keep your eyes peeled for whale sightings while under sail.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 13 August 2022

Sailing the Outer Hebrides

Sail to the Outer Hebrides and discover the magic of the Enchanted Isles from a classic tall ship.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 20 August 2022

A Sailors’ Voyage to Cornwall

Sail with Bessie Ellen as she marks the end of summer with a journey from Scotland to her home of Cornwall.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland/Cornwall
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date: 28 August 2022

Bessie Ellen

Skipper profile

Nikki Alford

Nikki, owner and skipper has proudly taken care of the magnificent Bessie Ellen since 2000. She provides a strong, skilled leadership and will make even the newest of sailors feel at home on the ship.

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Life onboard

Bessie Ellen

Life on board Bessie Ellen is as you make it. Whether you want to relax and watch for wildlife, or get stuck in with either honing your skills or learning the ropes, it is entirely up to you.

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The History of

Bessie Ellen

Bessie Ellen started life out in Plymouth, England, and is now one of the last remaining trading ketches in the West Country, where there was once a fleet of almost 700.

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