The Bessie Ellen

Sailing Charter Companies

Stafford Street, North Pier, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5NH

    Hebredean adventures and wildlife spectacular.  Bessie Ellen was built in Plymouth as a cargo vessel back in 1904 and this year 110 years after her launch we have  planned a unique programme of voyages .  From short two night cruises to longer 10 day trips to  the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda , our little ship will  lend you memories to last forever.

    With so much to discover in the Western Isles, why limit yourself to the shore?  Get more adventurous this year  and and book your  berth on  Bessie Ellen.   A  magnificent fully crewed historic sailing ship offers you a hands on sailing experience and memories to last a lifetime.  With 12  comfortable berths you can join as individuals, couples or groups.

    Join me, Nikki onboard for whatever your passion for Scotland, be it remote landscapes, walking adventures,  wildlife or whisky and song. Aboard  Bessie Ellen you can experience it all.  

    From our base and departure point in Oban your cruise will take us either South towards Colonsay, Jura and Iona or to the North to sail amongst the Samll Isles of Eigg Canna and Rum and onwards to where the  majestic  Black Cuillins of Skye beckon under moody skies.  Dolphins play under the bow wave, as we sail by  steep cliffs of nesting birds.  Kittiwakes, Puffins and Razorbills are at home here and both Golden Eagles and Sea Eagles can be sited on most voyages.  Anchor in a remote bay in the company of grey seals, take a  brisk walk ashore whilst our chefs prepare the days catch of fresh mussels ,crab and many other local ingredients into sumptuous meal on board. 

    No experience of sailing is necessary

    For further details of our season in the Isles and Hebrides or longer voyages to Faroes and Spain, give Nikki a call on 07800 825382 or email

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2015
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015


    • Breakfast Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Organic Food
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals

    Languages Spoken

    • Danish spoken
    • French Speaking
    • Norwegian spoken
    • Spanish Speaking
    • Swedish spoken

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque


    • Children Welcome


    • Smoking Restricted


    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Children Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

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