Your World Under Sail

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.

Last Call for 2017!

We have arrived!  And oh my days its warm here!  I hear that winter is kicking in back home and if it is all to much why don’t you head on down and have a quick week sunshine sailing before Christmas.  I have  limited spaces remaining for 2017, so if you fancy sailing away with us before the new year kicks in, view our voyage schedule and secure your space or call me, Nikki direct on 07800 825382 .

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