PUBLISHED: 16:50 25 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:42 30 August 2017

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Jump on board one of the Nation’s heritage vessels and set sail for a seven-night adventure to the stunning Isles of Scilly, situated just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall

Soak up this breath taking archipelago aboard Bessie Ellen, a historic ship that dates back to 1904, and experience a little of the past.

Haul sails, climb the rigging or take the helm to steer our ship around the picturesque low-lying islands, surrounded by turquoise waters and fringed with white sand. Explore the main island of St Mary’s, hop on a tripper boat to visit another island of your choice, swim with seals and laze on the beach whilst our ships chef whips up a barbecue lunch. On the return sail to Cornwall, we anchor off St Michaels Mount where there will be the opportunity to disembark and visit the castle before returning to Falmouth.

Bessie Ellen is Britain’s last wooden coasting ketch still under the sail and offers a host of Tall Ship adventures to Cornwall, Scotland, Spain and the Canaries. Visit to book your voyage.

Competition Details

Win a seven-night voyage to the Isles of Scilly for two adults (aged 18 or over) on board , a beautiful historic ship that is more than 100 years old,and take part in an active sailing holiday. Accommodation will be provided in comfortable communal bunks and there is a well-equipped galley, which includes a shower room with hot and cold running water. Meals will be provided, please advise of any dietary requirements in advance. Drinks not included.

The closing date for entries is 29th Feb 2016.

The prize consists of a seven-night voyage to the Isles of Scilly for two adults (aged 18 or over) on the Bessie Ellen’ departing from Falmouth, Cornwall, as described on (departing Falmouth at 4pm on Saturday 2nd July, arriving back in to Falmouth at 10am on Saturday 8th July 2016).

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