Sail with us

Sailing on classic ships really is an experience like no other, and at Charlestown Harbour, we work with a fleet of stunning vessels. All of the ships offer a different sailing experience, ranging in size and style, with shorter and longer sails from 3-hour day trips, to residential voyages overseas.

Day sails

Setting off from Charlestown, in the heart of St Austell Bay, day sails around the South Cornish Coastline provide a remarkable viewpoint on this beautiful geography, and sometimes even a close-up view of Cornwall’s famous marine wildlife. We offer 3 hour round trips with refreshments and 6 hour trips which include lunch on deck. Check out our upcoming dates here.

Give a loved one a sailing experience with a Day Sail Gift Ticket, which allows them to get in touch and pick a date that works for them!


Longer Voyages

Voyages range from a 3-day Cornish Cruise, trips to the Isles of Scilly and longer trips to Brittany. Guests get to experience life as a traditional sailor, with the added bonus of a fully catered trip, staying on board a beautiful classic ship with our professional crew. The full range of upcoming voyages can be viewed and booked via our online shop.

Private Charter

All of the vessels also offer the opportunity for private charter, allowing you and your group of family and friends to experience the ship all to yourselves (with the help of our professional crew)! You can either book out one of our existing voyages, receiving a discount for whole-boat charter, or get in touch with Jessie, our Vessel Manager, to discuss creating a bespoke sailing trip just for you!

The Fleet

Charlestown Harbour has a unique fleet of classic ships to choose from and to suit everyone from seasoned sailors to novices.


Anny is Charlestown’s flagship: the Harbour’s own Topsail Schooner built in 1930 in Denmark. Sailing on Anny is a perfect classic sailing experience, and the beauty of her build makes her a great vessel to also sit and relax on, admiring the coastal views.

Anny has a full 2021 season scheduled, with day sails from Charlestown Harbour in between these longer voyages.


Mascotte offers a truly amazing sailing experience. Built in 1904, Mascotte is the largest surviving Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter, a class of boat which evolved to be comfortable, sea-kindly and FAST. Mascotte is managed by Charlestown on behalf of Rich’s Boat, a newly proposed charitable organisation set up in memory of her late skipper, Richard Clapham. Mascotte has a full 2021 season scheduled, with a mixture of day trips and residential voyages. Plenty of opportunities to experience this incredible piece of UK maritime history!


Irene was built in 1907 ,and at 37 meters in length, Irene offers an impressive setting for your next sailing adventure. A seasoned charter vessel, Irene offers spacious accommodation, a sociable saloon and fantastic deck space.  2021 marks the first year that Irene is working in collaboration with Charlestown Harbour and we are delighted to offer a range of sailing voyages including 6 night voyages to the Isles of Scilly.


For full range of sailing experiences, and to book your trip, visit our online shop