Welcome to Sailing Vessel Irene
110 Years of Maritime Heritage
Sailing Vessel Irene
Inspiring Sailing Trips, Voyages and Holidays On Board an Historic, Traditional Vessel
Join the crew of Irene this year for the voyage of a lifetime on board this historic tall ship. Enjoy some of the finest sailing locations in the British Isles, with abundant wildlife, stunning scenery and outstanding company.
Throw yourselves into the activities by joining the crew in raising the sails, hauling up the anchor or helming the ship. Alternatively, sit back and watch the scenery drift serenely past the decks. This is your holiday, you choose.
With fabulous en-suite cabins and outstanding chefs, our reputation for the finest hospitality is not an idle boast either. We might be over 110 years old, but some modern facilities are worth embracing!
We run traditional sailing voyages from a single day to a week in the areas around the West Country, the Scilly Isles and the West Coast of Scotland. These are planned between April and September each year.
No experience necessary. Let our crew take you on the voyage of a lifetime.
From the Westerns Isles to the Scilly Isles, Irene’s voyages last from a single day to a week or more. We take in some of the most stunning sailing destinations in the UK. From beginners to old hands there’s something for all experiences. Whether you fancy a wild thrash up the Irish Sea or a gentle potter round the Cornish coast. Sea kayaking, hill walking or whisky tasting – add in some extra experiences to make your voyage truly memorable.
What you should expect if you join us.
From Edwardian cargo vessel to family home to play thing of the rich and famous, Irene’s had a fascinating life. She’s been the darling of the silver screen, burnt and sank in the Caribbean and now earns her keep as a charter vessel. She’s has all the safety equipment you’d expect and is regularly inspected by the MCA. She carries a crew of professional mariners who love sharing their passion for this old lady of the seas. If you’ve sailed tall ships previously, Irene may surprise you with her private ensuite cabins and wonderful hospitality.