Life on board Blue Clipper…
Blue Clipper is an elegant schooner rig tall ship with sweeping teak decks and plenty of space below decks – perfect for those wanting an active sailing holiday in comfort and luxury!
From hoisting the sails to taking the helm, the friendly and knowledgable crew are always on hand to show you the ropes. Part of the beauty of sailing with such a magnificent vessel is the opportunity to get involved in a safe and supported environment! The permanent crew are all professionally trained so as much as guest involvement is encouraged, if you just want to sit back and take in the view or are concerned about your physical ability to hoist ropes – there are plenty of other boat jobs such as coiling ropes, preparing lines and keeping watch! On her longer Atlantic crossings, guests will work hand in hand with the crew to take turns on the night watch system.
Sleeping and Relaxation
Her deckhouses are home to the galley where the dedicated chef cooks up breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests. Using as much local produce as possible; think hearty, home-cooked meals, fresh bread and cake – perfect after a day in the salty air. Alongside the galley is the generous saloon area. Comfy leather sofas and long tables make for a great space to socialise with the other guests over dinner and a dram or two.
Below deck, Blue Clipper has six spacious twin ensuite cabins and one 4 berth ensuite cabin for guests. All cabins have their own reading lights, a porthole for natural light and have heating/air conditioning, with ample storage space.
A typical Day
After a hearty breakfast, the crew will begin preparing the sails as they discuss with the guests the plan for the day. Check the charts and life anchor as the sails are hoisted in search of a picturesque anchorage preferably off the beaten track. After a few hours sailing, the anchor is dropped with chance for guests to explore ashore or simply relax on the boat with a book – the choice is yours.
The beauty about discovering the coast from the comfort of a boat is reaching those far-flung, hard to reach destinations, far away from the tourist hustle and bustle.
Blue Clipper also has 3 kayaks, 3 paddle-boards and some snorkelling kit for guest use while on anchor so you can explore even closer to the coast.
Blue Clipper's Crew
Read more about Blue Clipper's owner, crew and skipper.Read Blue Clipper's Crew's Adventure Logs
Blue Clipper is perfect for those wanting to really get involved with sailing a tall ship.Read Blue Clipper's Adventure Logs
The History of
Built in Sweden in 1991 but inspired by a classic tall ship rig.Read more