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 some present inspiration?
Opt for a gift voucher towards a voyage on Bessie Ellen. Our gift vouchers are redeemable on all of our voyages, whether it’s a day sail around the Cornish coast, soaking up some summer sun in the Canaries, wildlife watching in Scotland or an exhilarating passage crossing.