Bessie Ellen Schedule

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‘Round Britain Tour with Bessie Ellen

Journey the leafy waterways of the Gloucester Canal before setting sail to visit the puffins on the remote Lundy Island and the Welsh seaside town of Tenby before finishing in Milford Haven.
  • Date: 19 April 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Where: UK

‘Round Britain Tour; Wales to Scotland

Swap one Celtic coast for another as Bessie Ellen sails from the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales to the Firth of Clyde in Scotland.
  • Date: 27 April 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: Wales/Scotland

‘Round Britain Tour; West Coast of Scotland

Discover the sheltered waters in Firth of Clyde and explore the Southern Hebrides under sail with Bessie Ellen.
  • Date: 5 May 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Where: West Coast of Scotland

‘Round Britain Tour Taster Sailing in Scotland

Join traditional tall ship Bessie Ellen for a taster sailing holiday in Scotland as she celebrates 120 years of sailing.
  • Date: 13 May 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Where: Oban, Scotland

‘Round Britain Tour Sailing through Scotland & Orkney

Discover the West coast of Scotland under sail with Bessie Ellen as she sails from Oban to Aberdeen, via the beautiful Orkney Islands.
  • Date: 18 May 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 24 days
  • Where: Scotland

‘Round Britain Tour Sailing through Scotland

Discover the West Coast of Scotland under sail with Bessie Ellen as she sails from Oban to Ullapool, exploring the Small Isles and Skye along the way.
  • Date: 18 May 2024
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Where: Scotland

‘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 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

Bessie Ellen

Skipper profile

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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