Perfect for the adventure traveller, sailing with Iris is one of discovery and comfort. Built in 1916 as a herring drifter, Iris has undergone many transformations over the years and she is now a modern charter vessel with considered living spaces below decks.
Sailed by a professional and friendly crew, guests are invited to get actively involved with all aspects of sailing the ship. From hoisting the 9 sails, taking the helm, learning some basic navigation and rope work – there is no experience needed to climb aboard, just a lust for adventure!
A typical day consists of breakfast at 8am before discussing the plan for the day and hoisting the sails. The onboard chef will serve lunch at about midday whether under sail or anchored in a secluded bay. Depending on the forecast, spend the afternoon tucking some more sea miles under your belt or exploring ashore before dinner at 7pm.
Below decks the space has been carefully considered from its previous life as a live aboard meaning that the communal spaces are generous and comfortable. You’d be hard to pushed to associate the space with a historic working cargo vessel! A large sofa area and a bespoke dining table sit in the midships with an impressive open plan galley. There are four twin bunk cabins located through a separate deck hatch in the fore that share a toilet and shower, while another twin and double cabin sit towards the stern.