Hands-on tall ship sailing experience with tall ship Blue Clipper as takes guests in style through the coasts of Scotland, Spain & Portugal. All-inclusive board with private en-suite cabins.
Built-in Sweden in 1991, tall ship Blue Clipper is an impressive three-masted gaff rig schooner. With a clipper bow, original teak deck and elegant stern, she mixes a traditional tall ship feel with a relatively modern build giving guests an authentic experience with all the mod cons.
She has spent many years sailing all over the world from the Caribbean to the Arctic and currently spends her summers sailing Scotland and the Hebrides and her autumn months heading south to Spain and Portugal. Originally owned by the Brandy company Hennessy and named ‘Spirit of Hennessey, she appeared in many TV programmes and commercials before being privately bought in the late 90’s.
On deck, she boasts ample space for her guests to become fully immersed in hands-on sailing; heaving the ropes, hoisting the sails, learning ropes skills and even taking the helm. She has 3 kayaks and 3 paddle-boards for guest use while on anchor so you can explore even further inshore.
A spacious saloon, wheelhouse and galley also sit at deck level while below decks has been well-considered with six spacious ensuite cabins. All cabins have full size bunks, a small desk, a porthole for natural light and heating/air conditioning.
- Number of guest berths : 12
- Number of bathrooms : 9
- Cabin configuration : 6 x twin ensuite cabins
- Smoking policy : Discretion of the skipper/on deck only
- Port of Registration : Jersey
- Year built : 1991
- Length overall : 44m/242'9"
- Draft : TBC
- Sail Area : 675m²
- Number of Sails : 10
- Rig : Gaff Schooner
- Crew : 8-10
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot drinks)
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
Are there any added extras?
There's an honesty bar for soft drinks and alcohol.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
6x Twin Ensuite Cabins.
Is there a porthole in my cabin?
Yes, each cabin has a porthole.
How many toilet/showers does she have?
9 in total. All Cabins are Ensuite aside from the six-berth that shares a bathroom.
Are bedding and towels included?
All bedding and a towel is included but please bring your own swim towels (if needed). Micro-fibres are a great lightweight, quick-drying alternative.
Is there a hairdryer on board?
No, but you can bring a travel hair dryer if you wish.
Will I be able to wash my clothes?
No. there is no guest laundry facilities aboard.
Is there heating/air conditioning onboard?
Yes, there is heating throughout the boat.
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What language is spoken onboard?
Is there WIFI?
No! It's time to disconnect from the modern tech and reconnect with nature! When within shore range, you should be able to reach 4/5G. Please make sure you have international roaming set up on your data plan.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes - please bring EU adaptors.
What is the currency on board?
GBP - pounds sterling.
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and a want to get actively involved.
Does the boat have any water toys?
She has 3 kayaks and 3 stand-up paddle boards for guests to use free of charge.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.
Is there an age limit?
Over 12's for normal voyages. No age limit for private charters.
Blue Clipper's Crew
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The History of
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