Working With Schools

Nicks Pics 113Youth adventure voyages on board Adventure Under Sail's Tall Ship Pelican excite and engage, stretch and challenge. They also enable young people to develop new skills which will, for many, open doors for the future. It is not just an amazing trip or holiday but a developmental journey that starts long before a young person steps aboard the ship.

Teachers and parents tell us their pupils and children "came back as adults" or that "they learned the true meaning of teamwork" on board.

We are committed to making memories for a lifetime without placing a burden on busy teachers.


During a voyage a young person will find themselves outside their comfort zone. Learning becomes a powerful phase of their development as they overcome adversity, adapt to new environments, understand their strengths and weaknesses and manage problems successfully.

Awareness of the environment

Whilst participating on a voyage, a young person will become more aware of the natural environment - monitoring the weather, the sea and the life that lives within it. Whilst on land they will explore new cultures, giving the young person a greater sense of perspective of their own. Young people also learn respect for the environment and their peers, thus making a positive impact on their lives.

Why go on a Pelican voyage?

GN owners week 065There are many reasons to choose a Pelican voyage over another adventure experience.

To begin with, an Adventure Under Sail experience is completely unique. Our expeditions and voyages offer a depth of learning, provide challenges and solutions. Our professional crew provide a safe, secure, but exciting and fun environment in which to begin their voyage of discovery.

Our Office team offer a high level of service and support  from the booking stage  to beyond the voyage experience .

In addition, the Pelican provides the ideal base from which to lead expeditions and start adventures.

In safe hands

Pelican 089Certified by the British Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Pelican is cleared for worldwide operation. Our permanent crew are qualified professional sailors. They all come from a sail training and educational background and have the experience to handle instances of potentially challenging behaviour.

The organisation is proud of its Safeguarding Policy and all staff, crew and volunteers undergo DBS Checks.

All aspects of our operation are covered by our Weymouth support office which has 24-hour satellite communications with the ship.

Supporting teachers

With Adventure Under Sail there are none of the school trip headaches. We will liaise with the parents, collate all monies and conduct the necessary risk assessments on your behalf. All we need is a list of who from your school or organisation wishes to attend and how to contact them. We will not drain school resources - including the valuable time of teachers - once introductions to your school have been made between you and our school support co-ordinator.

On our school-organised trips we ask that at least one teacher per 12 young people participates in the voyage. Therefore a full voyage of 28 would be made up of 26 young people and at least two members of school staff.

5 Easy Stages

Launching your voyage with Pelican could not be simpler:

One -­ Enquire

Call us for a chat and we can always arrange a school visit.

Two -­ Reserve

We will hold your berths and transfer arrangements while approval is sought from the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). We can also help with supporting documents.

Three -­ Engage

We will send you an information pack to present the opportunity to the students in an assembly or attend your school to deliver an assembly on your behalf.

Four -­ Consent

We will visit school to deliver a presentation to parents and answer any questions.

Five -­ Confirmation

Applications and deposits received. We will confirm final numbers and issue log-ins to the “my voyage” web portal. The Pelican voyage starts here!

Contact us to find out more

Experience Genuine Tall Ships Adventures

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Experience the challenge and the excitement of real tall ships adventures. Discover your true self, learn life skills, gain new confidence and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Become a member of the crew aboard the TS Pelican for an adventure you will never forget!

Join the crew for a 10-day adventure sailing voyage, compete in the exciting Tall Ships Races or why not take the ultimate challenge and join us for a three-month transatlantic expedition during your gap year?

No sailing experience is necessary -­ just energy and enthusiasm.

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Tall Ships Adventures: Fast-track Personal Development For Young People

Pelican 121In an age of video consoles and Internet overdose, TS Pelican’s tall ships adventures for young people are a genuinely healthy, positive and life-changing experience.

Young people discover hidden strengths and learn new skills, giving them an understanding of the true value of teamwork and interdependence. We see every young person grow in confidence - gaining both social and practical skills - as they confront and meet new challenges, both physical and emotional.

While you may choose to fund a young person's voyage, young people are encouraged to raise the voyage fee themselves by securing sponsorship and funding. Our team will provide support and understanding from initial enquiry to embarkation.

More information for parents and guardians.

Tall Ships Adventures: Schools And Education

Adventure Under Sail's purpose is the development and education of young people through the sail training experience, regardless of nationality, culture, religion, gender or social background. Educational experience is achieved through skills acquisition, curriculum-based education and personal and social development.

Working closely with schools, we are able to form links with students and teaching staff to provide activity-based experiences and outdoor learning.

Discover further information for schools or contact us to discuss how we can work together.

Book an assembly or meeting with one of our School Support Team to find out more.

Tall Ships Adventures: Funding And Bursaries

Pelican 135Looking for a tall ships adventures but think you will be unable to raise the required cash?

Don’t despair - help is at hand! We've helped hundreds of young people to achieve their dreams.

Adventure Under Sail is dedicated to helping young people aged between 15-25 experience TS Pelican’s voyages. Our team will assist you in raising the funds required and help with bursary applications.

With our help you will raise the funds to change your life forever! Take the first step now.

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Telephone: 01305 858274

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Adventure Under Sail Ltd.
Unit 6, Basepoint Business Centre, 15 Jubilee Close,
Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7BS.

Telephone: +44(0) 1305 858274 / +44(0) 1305 858273
Registered Charity No: 1124276

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