Bessie Ellen Schedule

Bessie Ellen

Hebridean Magic & Wildlife under Sail

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

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.
  • Date: 28 May 2022
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

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.
  • Date: 7 June 2022
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

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.
  • Date: 11 June 2022
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

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.
  • Date: 21 June 2022
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Hebridean Magic & Wildlife under Sail

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

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.
  • Date: 6 July 2022
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Ullapool, Scotland

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.
  • Date: 16 July 2022
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Ullapool, Scotland

Tall Ship Taster Sailing in the Hebrides

Sail from Ullapool discovering & exploring the magic of the West Coast of Scotland and the Shiants or Summer Islands.
  • Date: 26 July 2022
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Where: Ullapool, Scotland

Sailing the Summer Isles to the Small Isles

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

Sailing Iona & Staffa

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

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.
  • Date: 13 August 2022
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Sailing the Outer Hebrides

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

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.
  • Date: 28 August 2022
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Sailing on Bessie Ellen

Shake off the winter blues with some delightful Spring sailing around Cornwall on tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Date: 1 April 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Where: Fowey, Cornwall

Easter Sailing on Bessie Ellen

Shake off the winter blues with some delightful Spring sailing around Cornwall on tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Date: 6 April 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Where: Fowey, Cornwall

Weekend Sailing in Cornwall

Shake off the winter blues with some delightful Spring sailing around Cornwall on tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Date: 14 April 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Where: Fowey, Cornwall

Weekend Sailing in Cornwall

Shake off the winter blues with some delightful Spring sailing around Cornwall on tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Date: 21 April 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Where: Fowey, Cornwall

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.
  • Date: 29 April 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Fowey, Cornwall

Hebridean Wildlife Seeking, Mull & the Surrounding Isles

Explore the Hebrides and the Small Isles under sail with classic boat Bessie Ellen.
  • Date: 13 May 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Hebridean Wildlife Seeking, Mull & the Surrounding Isles

Explore the Hebrides and the Small Isles under sail with classic boat Bessie Ellen.
  • Date: 20 May 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Sailing the Outer Hebrides & St Kilda

Discover the Outer Hebrides, Mingulay or St Kilda under sail with tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Date: 27 May 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Sailing the Outer Hebrides & St Kilda

Discover the Outer Hebrides, Mingulay or St Kilda under sail with tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Date: 7 June 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Hebridean Exploring around Mull & the Isles

Explore the Inner Hebrides around Mull, Staffa and the Small Isles under sail with classic boat Bessie Ellen. Perfect for wildlife watching and discovering hidden anchorages.
  • Date: 17 June 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Hebridean Exploring around Mull & the Isles

Explore the Inner Hebrides around Mull, Staffa and the Small Isles under sail with classic boat Bessie Ellen. Perfect for wildlife watching and discovering hidden anchorages.
  • Date: 24 June 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Sailing the Hebrides; Jura, Islay & Tory Island

Explore the Hebridean islands of Jura and Islay before heading across the Atlantic to the Northern Ireland island of Tory.
  • Date: 1 July 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Hebridean Exploring around Mull & the Isles

Explore the Inner Hebrides around Mull, Staffa and the Small Isles under sail with classic boat Bessie Ellen. Perfect for wildlife watching and discovering hidden anchorages.
  • Date: 15 July 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Sailing the Hebrides; Jura, Islay & Tory Island

Explore the Hebridean islands of Jura and Islay before heading across the Atlantic to the Northern Ireland island of Tory.
  • Date: 22 July 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Tall Ship Taster in the Hebrides

Join Bessie Ellen & her crew for a tall ship sailing experience exploring the Hebrides on the West Coast of Scotland.
  • Date: 1 August 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Hebridean Exploring around Mull & the Isles

Explore the Inner Hebrides around Mull, Staffa and the Small Isles under sail with classic boat Bessie Ellen. Perfect for wildlife watching and discovering hidden anchorages.
  • Date: 5 August 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

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.
  • Date: 12 August 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Scotland/Cornwall

Sailing the Isles of Scilly with Bessie Ellen

Explore the beautiful archipelago of the Isles of Scilly with classic boat Bessie Ellen under sail.
  • Date: 22 August 2023
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Newlyn, Cornwall

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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