Your World Under Sail

Welcome to Bessie Ellen Charters. Unique quality sailing holidays on board the last remaining  trading ketches, Bessie Ellen 1904 and Irene 1907.

These historic vessels traded during the final era of sail when such ships were an everyday sight in the small ports and harbours throughout Britain.   Bessie Ellen & Irene are both on the National Historic Ships Register as important vessels to conserve.

Today, the working life of our ships has changed,  providing sailing holiday  adventures.  The crew are committed to giving you an authentic experience of cruising under sail  and sharing our passion for heritage .

With short breaks, week cruises &  longer  10 day voyages, this year in Cornwall, the Hebrides and St Kilda we will make your choice of adventure, or holiday voyage an enduring memory.