Life on Board Iris

Named after the Greek Goddess of goodness...

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Our tall ship sailing holidays on Iris are perfect for the adventure traveller wanting to see amazing destinations while learning the ropes of a traditionally rigged vessel. Sailing with Iris is one of discovery, comfort and goodness. Built in 1916 as a herring drifter, Iris has undergone many transformations over the years and she is now a modern charter vessel exploring the Baltic Sea under sail.

Life on board

Sailing with tall ship Iris is perfect for the adventure traveller looking to explore harder to reach destinations under sail. With private cabins, she’s great for solo travellers and active couples alike, looking for new adventures and exhilarating experiences.

Getting involved

Operated with 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!

A typical day

Begin the day with breakfast at 8am before discussing the plan and then setting to work, hoisting the sails. Spend the morning exploring the coast under sail, feeling the force of the wind power in the sails and switching off from the demands of the modern world.

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.

Sleeping and Relaxation

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.

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Iris' crew

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Originally a cargo vessel & now named after the Goddess of goodness....

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