Bessie Ellen Schedule

Bessie Ellen

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: 10 days
  • Date: 28 July 2021

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 August 2021

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: 14 August 2021

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: 21 August 2021

Sailing the Caledonian Canal

Spend four days discovering the Caledonian Canal working locks and sailing lochs onboard tall ship Bessie Ellen.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 31 August 2021

Sailors Voyage from Scotland to Cornwall

Sail with Bessie Ellen as she marks the end of summer with a journey from Troon to Newlyn.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland/Cornwall
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Date: 11 September 2021

Sailing Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Sail with Bessie Ellen as she explores the Cornish coast from the quaint fishing village of Newlyn to the maritime port of Falmouth.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 17 September 2021

Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Join Bessie Ellen for a weekend to remember, exploring the Cornish coast from the maritime port of Falmouth.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 24 September 2021

Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Join Bessie Ellen for a weekend to remember, exploring the Cornish coast from the maritime port of Falmouth.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 30 September 2021

Sailing Weekend in Cornwall

Join Bessie Ellen for a weekend to remember, exploring the Cornish coast from the maritime port of Falmouth.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: 8 October 2021

Easter Sailing in Cornwall

Early spring is one of the most delightful seasons in Cornwall and there can be no better way to shake off the winter blues and celebrate this stunning time of year than by getting out on the water.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 8 April 2022

Spring Sailing in Cornwall

Early spring is one of the most delightful seasons in Cornwall and there can be no better way to shake off the winter blues and celebrate this stunning time of year than by getting out on the water.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Date: 15 April 2022

A Sailors’ Voyage to Scotland

As the evenings grow lighter Bessie Ellen heads north to Oban, Scotland and the journey north from Cornwall is a fantastic opportunity to tuck some ocean miles under your belt and taste 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

The sea around the west coast of Scotland offers some of the most stunning cruising grounds in the world and this adventure will sail where the wind blows.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 14 May 2022

Hebridean Magic & Wildlife under Sail

The sea around the west coast of Scotland offers some of the most stunning cruising grounds in the world and this adventure will sail where the wind blows.
  • 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

The sea around the west coast of Scotland offers some of the most stunning cruising grounds in the world and this adventure will sail where the wind blows.
  • 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

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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