Welcome to Bessie Ellen Charters. Unique quality sailing holidays on board one of the last remaining trading ketches, Bessie Ellen 1904.
This historic vessel traded during the final era of sail when such ships were an everyday sight in the small ports and harbours throughout Britain. Bessie Ellen is on the National Historic Ships Register as an important vessel to conserve.
Today, the working life of our ship has changed, providing sailing holidays and adventures at sea. Our crew are committed to giving you an authentic experience of cruising under sail and sharing our passion for heritage. With short breaks, week cruises and longer 10 day voyages in Cornwall, Scotland, The Hebrides, St Kilda and the Canaries, we will make your choice of adventure or holiday voyage an enduring memory.
Looking for a long weekend in Cornwall?
Opt for a short break on board our second schooner Johanna Lucretia which boasts private cabins and shared berths. Cruise the Cornish coast and experience this beautiful county from a different angle. Running throughout the summer, all voyages start and end in Fowey, it’s your chance to see Poldark country at her best.