Bessie Ellen Schedule

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‘Round Britain Tour Sailing the Orkney Islands

Embark on a breathtaking nautical adventure sailing through the enchanting Orkney Islands with Bessie Ellen from Ullapool to Aberdeen.
  • Date: 30 May 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Where: Orkney Islands

‘Round Britain Tour; East Coast Sailing

Explore the UK's East Coast like never before as you sail from Aberdeen/Stonehaven to Holy Island and finish in Newcastle.
  • Date: 17 June 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Where: UK

‘Round Britain Tour; East Coast Sailing

Sail with tall ship Bessie Ellen as she celebrates the 8th Leg of her Round Britain tour, navigating the East coast from Newcastle to Ramsgate.
  • Date: 24 June 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Where: East Coast, UK

‘Round Britain Tour; Sailing the English Channel

Set sail across the English Channel to France with Bessie Ellen as she gets ready to take part in the Brest Maritime Festival.
  • Date: 3 July 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Ramsgate/Brest

Sailing the Coast of Brittany with Bessie Ellen

Spend seven days exploring the coast of Brittany from Douarnenez with traditional tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Date: 19 July 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: France

‘Round Britain Tour; Sailing back home

Set sail across the English Channel from France with Bessie Ellen as she returns to her home port of Plymouth on the Devon coast.
  • Date: 26 July 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Where: France/UK

‘Round Britain Tour; Cornish Coastal Sailing

Set the sails with tall ship Bessie Ellen as she explores the Cornish coast from Plymouth to Newlyn.
  • Date: 8 August 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Where: Cornwall, UK

Sailing the Isles of Scilly with Bessie Ellen

Explore the beautiful archipelago of the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall with classic boat Bessie Ellen under sail.
  • Date: 11 August 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Cornwall

Sailing the Isles of Scilly with Bessie Ellen

Explore the beautiful archipelago of the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall with classic boat Bessie Ellen under sail.
  • Date: 20 August 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Cornwall

Sailing the Isles of Scilly with Bessie Ellen

Explore the beautiful archipelago of the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall with classic boat Bessie Ellen under sail.
  • Date: 29 August 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Where: Cornwall

Tall Ship Taster Sailing in Cornwall

Set the sails with tall ship Bessie Ellen as she explores the Cornish coast from the sailing hub of Falmouth.
  • Date: 6 September 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Where: Cornwall

A Sailors’ Voyage to Scotland

Tuck some ocean miles under your belt as you sail with Bessie Ellen from Gloucester to Scotland - the perfect opportunity to taste life on the open water.
  • Date: 18 April 2025
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Gloucester/Scotland

Tall Ship Taster Sailing in Scotland

Join traditional tall ship Bessie Ellen for a hands-on taster sailing holiday in Scotland.
  • Date: 29 April 2025
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Hebridean Wildlife Seeking, Mull & the Small Isles

Discover the myth-shrouded West coast of Scotland as traditional tall ship Bessie Ellen takes guests around the Isle of Mull.
  • Date: 3 May 2025
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Sailing in the Hebrides; Mull & the Small Isles

Discover the myth-shrouded West coast of Scotland as traditional tall ship Bessie Ellen takes guests around the Isle of Mull.
  • Date: 10 May 2025
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Sailing in Scotland; Mull & the Small Isles

Discover the myth-shrouded West coast of Scotland as traditional tall ship Bessie Ellen takes guests around the Isle of Mull.
  • Date: 17 May 2025
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

Tall Ship Taster Sailing in Scotland

Join traditional tall ship Bessie Ellen for a hands-on taster sailing holiday in Scotland from Oban to Mallaig.
  • Date: 24 May 2025
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Where: Scotland

Sailing the Outer Hebrides & St Kilda

Discover the Outer Hebrides, Mingulay & the UNESCO World Heritage site of St Kilda under sail with the tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Date: 28 May 2025
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Scotland

Sailing the Outer Hebrides & St Kilda

Discover the Outer Hebrides, Mingulay & the UNESCO World Heritage site of St Kilda under sail with the tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Date: 7 June 2025
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Scotland

Tall Ship Taster Sailing in Scotland

Join traditional tall ship Bessie Ellen for a hands-on taster sailing holiday in Scotland to discover the Isle of Skye and the Small Isles.
  • Date: 17 June 2025
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Where: Scotland

Sailing Skye & the Small Isles

Join traditional tall ship Bessie Ellen for a hands-on sailing holiday in Scotland to discover the Isle of Skye and the Small Isles.
  • Date: 21 June 2025
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Scotland

Bessie Ellen

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Nikki Alford

Nikki, owner and skipper has proudly taken care of the magnificent Bessie Ellen since 2000.

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Life onboard

Bessie Ellen

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

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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.

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