Pelican's tall ships Youth Adventure Voyages are specifically for young people aged 15-25. These exciting voyages of between 5-15 days are designed to be challenging, enabling crew members to develop both personally and as part of a team.
We also offer a number of voyages each year to school groups. Please contact us if you or your school, college, university, youth group or other youth organisation would like more information on this.
Instruction in seamanship and navigation is given by the permanent crew and with additional effort you can obtain RYA Shorebased and Practical qualifications. A voyage on Pelican can also count towards the residential element of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.
Each voyage is unique and special. The individuals on board become a ship's crew. Being on board is a hands-on experience which involves more than just sailing - it will include sail handling, watch keeping, working aloft, navigation, ship's cleaning, maintenance and food preparation. Whilst having an amazing time, you will create memories and form friendships that last a lifetime.
Want to know what others thought of their time onboard? Read about their experiences in our Young People's Blogs section.
The whole experience was amazing, it's hard to explain because it's not just one thing, it's all of it that makes it amazing.
The Youth Adventure Voyages Programme includes the International Tall Ships Races (ages 15-25) and challenging adventure voyages in the Irish and North Sea (ages 15-25) and the Carbbean (18+)