Bessie Ellen Schedule

Bessie Ellen

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: 1 May 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: 22 May 2021

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: 7 July 2021

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

Autumn Scandinavian Sailing and Apple Harvest

Sail with Bessie Ellen as she explores the islands of Denmark and experiences the traditional Danish Apple Harvest.
  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: Denmark
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 2 October 2021

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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