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Southampton Boat Show 2017

Jessie Atkinson

Our last gig of the season, Southampton Boat Show 2017 is promising to be quite the spectacle! Come down and explore the old and the new, classic and modern and immerse yourself in all things nautical. Great for the whole family, with plenty of activities and a whole host of boats to explore. We hope to see you there!


Dartmouth Day Sails 26th & 27th August

Jessie Atkinson

A fantastic opportunity to sail aboard Kaskelot from Dartmouth. A transfer boat will take you out to the ship on her river mooring, and the crew will pick the best cruising route to fit in as much sailing as possible in 5 hours before dropping you back on dry land.

Get involved and help our team of professional deckhands set the sails and perform manouevers, or just sit back and enjoy the spectacle!

Get your tickets here:

Refreshments and a picnic-style lunch are included.

Remaining tickets will be available "on the door".

Day sailing is highly weather dependent, and we reserve the right to cancel trips if the weather is not conducive to the safety of the vessel, her crew or passengers. In the case of a cancellation we will do everything we can to find space for you on one of our other trips or offer you a full refund.

Summer in the City

Jessie Atkinson

Kaskelot has arrived safely back in Bristol, where we'll be moored until mid August. 

Lots of exciting events going on, including the final part of Celluloid Sail and Bristol Harbour Festival.

Come down and explore the ship during one of our open days, the first of which will be on the 7th, 8th and 9th July from 10.00-16.00. See you there!

June in the Irish Sea

Jessie Atkinson

Kaskelot is now heading up into the Irish Sea where she will spend the next month port-hopping between some great events!

First stop, Dublin for the Dublin Port Riverfest 2nd-5th June

8th-11th June, day-sailing from Douglas, Isle of Man (get your tickets here:

14th-18th June: Belfast, including the next leg of our tour for the BFI's 'Celluloid Sail' plus the Titanic Maritime Festival!

23rd-25th June Liverpool's Mersey River Festival

We hope to see you somewhere along the way!


Isle of Man Day Sails June 8th-11th

Jessie Atkinson

JUST ANNOUNCED: Day Sails from Douglas, Isle of Man in June!

A fantastic opportunity to sail aboard Kaskelot from Douglas, Isle of Man. Step on board at Victoria Pier and the crew will pick the best cruising route to fit as much sailing in as possible in 3 hours before dropping you back on dry land.

Get involved and help our team of professional deckhands set the sails and perform manouevers, or just sit back and enjoy the spectacle!

Light refreshments available on board.

Remaining tickets will be available on the door.

Day sailing is highly weather dependent, and we reserve the right to cancel trips if the weather is not conducive to the safety of the vessel, her crew or passengers. In the case of a cancellation we will do everything we can to find space for you on one of our other trips or offer you a full refund.

To purchase your tickets go to:

En Route to Morbihan!

Jessie Atkinson

Kaskelot left foggy Plymouth on Tuesday morning and is now en route to Brittany for the delights of La Semaine Du Golfe Du Morbihan, a maritime festival like no other.

Celluloid Sail

Jessie Atkinson

In collaboration with Compass Presents, Kaskelot will play host to four events this season as part of the British Film Institute's 'Britain on Film' Project.

The first event is in Plymouth on the 5th and 6th of May.

By day, explore to find hidden archive and auditory experiences around the ship, and by night watch the ship light up with film and projection.

Don't miss the one-night only screening of Wes Anderson's cinema cult classic 'The Life Aquatic' as the ship transforms into an expanded cinema, with performance and aerial circus high in the ship's rigging, and projected archive footage of Plymouth's coastal past.

Fancy dress highly encouraged!

For more information and to get your ticket, visit

Sutton Harbour

Jessie Atkinson

Our first stop of the season, after a successful dry dock and survey period, is sunny Sutton Harbour. Kaskelot will be alongside here until the 15th May, with lots going on, so come on down and see us!

Bank Holiday weekend: open days on Saturday 29th April and Monday 1st May, and a Sea to Shore Market on Sunday, with stalls, refreshments, kids workshops and entertainment from 10.30 - 15.30.

We will also be open during Plymouth Pirate Weekend from 12th - 14th May. Buy your tickets on the quay and try your hand at setting a sail. Explore the ship and her history, and chat to some of the crew who sail her.


Joel Yates

Kaskelot has made her way back to her home port of Bristol Harbour.

After a whirlwind season of festivals and charters that involved visits to various harbours in three different countries, dozens of corporate parties and 100's of visitors, the ship is back in for some much needed general maintenance and TLC. 

The decks and cargo hold will periodically be open to the public. Those wishing to come aboard, and have a closer look at this fine example of a traditionally rigged barque, should check our Facebook feed or Twitter page for up to date opening days and times.

You can find us moored next to the Lloyds Amphitheatre, next to Millennium Square.



Joel Yates

It's that time again, time for one of the largest maritime festivals of this year, Brest's International Maritime Festival! Every four years ships of all shapes and sizes, from all over the world, head for the French port for a week of exciting festivities. 

Kaskelot will be kept busy with day sailing and evening functions. Each day she will head out into the waters around the port and sail alongside hundreds of other craft. Then in the evening she'll host guests on board for catered events and fire work viewing. 

July 19th is the parade from Brest to Douarneneze. An exciting event that sees hundreds of ships all sailing together towards the same destination.

The festivities will finish off in Douarnenez with more day sailing, public and corporate functions, fireworks and excitement!


Joel Yates

The weekend of July 9th and 10th will see Kaskelot back on the south coast of Cornwall for her second round of day sailings. Moored on a buoy in the Fowey River, passengers can join the ship and her crew for a three hour trip along the rugged Cornish coastline. Enjoy the sights while the ship sets sail or jump in with the crew and haul on a line, it's up to you!
With two sailings a day there is plenty of opportunity to take part in this unique experience.

Sailing times are 10am -1pm and 3pm-6pm

Tickets are avalible through the Cornish Riviera Box office at or by calling 01726 879500

Adults are £48 per person; Children (14 and under) are £32. A family ticket for two adults and two children is avalible for £128

Please Note-

All sailings are at the Masters discretion. Weather may cause a booking to be cancelled and in this case an alternative time slot will be offered or your ticket will be refunded in full.




Joel Yates

Kaskelot is happy to announce that she will be day sailing this summer from two different Cornish ports.

Our first block of day sails will run from Falmouth June 17 to the 20th. Passengers will embark from Customs House Quay and join the ship for a three hour sail up and down the coast. Guests are welcome to join the crew in the setting of the sails and hauling of the lines, or they are more than welcome to sit back and just enjoy the experience. Ship sails twice daily, 10am-1pm and 2:30pm-5:30pm.

The second block of day sails will be from the small port of Fowey, just along the coast from Kaskelot's previous home port of Charlestown, on July 9th and 10th. Passengers will pick up the ferry at Town Quay and join the ship for what will hopefully be some beautiful sailing conditions. Ship sails twice daily, 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm.

Tickets are £48 per adult and £32 per child (14 years and under)                                                   A family ticket of £128 is available for families of four

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 01726 879500

We suggest that guests bring appropriate clothing such as waterproof jackets and practical footwear. 

Please be advised that all sailings are weather dependent. If a sailing is cancelled an alternative date will be offered or your ticket will be refunded in full. 

Time to Sail!

Joel Yates

The end of May will see Kaskelot depart Bristol Harbour to kick off her 2016 sailing season. 

The first event of the year will be the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival. The ship will be there to take part in the festivities and the help celebrate the cities unique maritime heritage. The event stretches over three days beginning on the 28th of May. Festival goers will be able to enjoy stepping aboard the visiting ships, Titanic based activities, live music, arts and crafts, street theater and displays.

From there the ship will head to Liverpool for the International Mersey River Festival. A great festival that Kaskelot now has the honour of participating in for the second year in a row. The excitement starts June 3rd and runs until the 5th.

For more information on the ships activities during these times, please keep an eye on our social media sites. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter.


Joel Yates

The bank holiday weekend will bring another opportunity to visit and explore Bristol's resident square rigger. Take this chance to come along and visit the ship before she leaves for her summer sailing season later on in the month. 

Kaskelot has been spending the Spring months in her home port of Bristol where the crew have taken the chance to do some much needed maintenance work. Soon the remaining sails and miles of associated running rigging will be put back up in preparation for her departure.

Keep an eye on the ships social media sites for up to date opening times and entry fees. You can find us on Facebook at S/V Kaskelot and on Twitter @SVKaskelot.



Joel Yates

The gangway will be open for visitors  wishing to step aboard Kaskelot in Bristol this Easter! The magnificent square rigged sailing vessel will be back in her home port during March, April and May. Do not miss the unique opportunity to explore above and below the decks of this wonderful wooden sailing vessel. 

Built in 1945 by J Ring Andersen Shipyard, Denmark, Kaskelot is truly an excellent example of a solid oak, ice class cargo vessel. She is now fitted out as an ocean going blue water sailing vessel, seamlessly blending modern technology with traditional oak finishes and Douglas fir masts and spars. She is rigged as a three masted barque, her main mast standing at 32m! 

Why not come down to Bristol docks and learn more about the art of square rigged sailing, or if you are already passionate about these ships then come down and share your experiences with us. 

The ship will be open especially for the Easter weekend (25th March- 28th March 2016).

Please keep an eye on the websites for further updates. 




Joel Yates

Kaskelot is the perfect venue for your event! Not matter what the occasion the beautiful ship is the perfect setting to celebrate in the finest nautical style.


With her extensive cargo hold and vast uncluttered decks your guests will be able to enjoy the ship no matter the weather. The ship has a full awning to provide shelter on deck, but if gets a bit too cool then the party can go below, where we can seat up to 60 people for dinner, lunch, afternoon tea or just drinks and music.


With all the romance and excitement of the sea that a traditionally rigged sailing vessel affords, coupled with the style, finesse and history that is Kaskelot, you will be sure to impress.


If you would like more information on hiring Kaskelot for your event please do not hesitate to contact Joel Yates:


0044 7900 956938

Kaskelot is Home in Bristol

Joel Yates

On the morning of September the 1st Kaskelot weighed anchor off Barry in the Bristol Channel and boarded a Bristol Pilot to guide her up the river.

On a beautifully still and sunny September morning Kaskelot silently weaved her way up the River Avon, under the iconic Suspension Bridge to pass through the lock and enter the Cumberland Basin, before proceeding into the historic Port of Bristol.

It is the end of a busy sailing season for Kaskelot, and she is now back in her home port for some rest and recuperation. This summer has seen her visit France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland and many locations around the British Isles. You may have been lucky enough to have seen her in Liverpool, Falmouth, Weymouth, Plymouth, Poole, Fowey to name but a few locations.

She has taken hundreds of people sailing and hosted some of the best events on the water that 2015 had to offer. And she will be doing it all again next year!

The crew and the management of the Kaskelot would like to extend a hearty thanks to all those who have been involved with Kaskelot over the summer including Morbihan Festival, Sound City Liverpool, Volvo Ocean Race 2015, Dublin City, Liverpool City Council, the people of Arklow, Skagen, Wilhelmshaven, Gothenburg, Plymouth, Poole, Falmouth, Fowey, Boulogne Sur Mer, Paimpol, Cowes, Bristol Pilots, Cumberland Basin Watch House, Tony Nicholls and his team at the Harbour Office and anyone who visited the ship or helped the crew!

If you are in the Bristol Docks area and would like to find out more about Kaskelot and her work then please do not hesitate to pay her a visit and speak to a member of the crew. 

Keep an eye on the website for updates and details of future events.


Joel Yates

Kaskelot is currently in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, enjoying the festivities that are the 'Wochenende an der Jade'. The weather has been fantastic and the atmosphere is one of real excitement, with thousands of visitors expected over the weeknd.

Kaskelot will be welcoming the people of Wilhelmshaven and beyond to come and have a look around the ship. 

On Monday 6th July Kaskelot will set sail again, bound for Boulogne sur Mer.  

Volvo Ocean Race Gothenburg to Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Joel Yates

Kaskelot is currently in Gothenburg enjoying the celebrations that mark the end of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. On the 27th of June she sail to Wilhelmshaven for the Wochenende an der Jade festival ( After this Kaskelot will set sail for Boulogne Sur Mer, due to arrive on the 10th of July. 

Kaskelot will be at Trinity Landing, Cowes, from the 20th July until the 10th of August 2015. There will be a limited number of day sails available- please keep on eye on our website for further details.