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1-Day Tall Ship Quests

Join our crew for the day, learn the ropes and earn your Deckhand Certificate.

Overnight Summer Camps

Exciting 4-10 day Island Adventure Camps for youth aboard the Black Jack.

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Amazing 5-21 day voyages aboard the Fair Jeanne for Adults and youth.

Come experience a unique and exciting tall ship adventure! You can step aboard a traditional tall ship for a day, a week or a month – you just need to be ready to learn.

We offer summer camps for kids ages 12-14, tall ship voyages for teens ages 13-18, week-long trips for adults, and day sail experiences for ages 12 and up.  Join us on the Ottawa River, the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway or other exciting destinations for an experience you can’t get anywhere else!

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Welcome to the world of Tall Ship Sailing Adventures!

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to sail aboard a square-rigged tall ship? This is your chance to experience the most exhilarating adventure of your life.

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Latest tall News

Looking Aloft Newsletter Resurrected

The Bytown Brigantine newsletter “Looking Aloft” has been resurrected.   Since we haven’t had a newsletter in such a long time, we’ve tried to include sailing information from 2013 and 2014.   Download and share your copy of the BBI Spring 2015 Newsletter.


What’s Under that Tarp?

The Fair Jeanne is de-tarped and while the tarps may be off, the structure is not.    We need all hands on deck to get the structure off and stowed so we can get her opened up in time for launch day.  Meet this Saturday May 2nd at Fair Jeanne at 0900.   She is at the Rideau locks between Parliament and the Chateau Laurier.

Bring a rigging knife if you have one, weather appropriate clothes (including close-toed shoes) and don’t forget to RSVP to  or by phone to 613-596-6258.

Fair Jeanne Launch Day
Don’t forget about Launch Day! Fair Jeanne launches on Thursday May 7th, 2015.   If you can find the time we need all the hands we can get to help with line handling and fendering on launch day.   If you can come please RSVP so we can plan the operation.

Happy Volunteer Week!

Bytown Brigantine would like give a shout out to all of our hard working volunteers.

From the Board Members who provide guidance to the organization and regular support to the office, to the hard working “Work-Party” Group who get their hands dirty readying the ships for the sailing season, to the Volunteer Crew members who are committed to growth and leadership at sea for not only themselves but the trainees they are leading, to the SMS Crew that meets regularly all year long, to the Special Event Volunteers who doggedly work on the nitty-gritty’s of our golf tournament and banquet, to the Office Volunteers who keep us in sound order…we thank you!

Your time and effort does not go unappreciated.   We look forward to welcoming you to a more (in)formal gathering at the launch of Black Jack!


The Aquatarium is a 2500 m2, interactive, learning and discovery center. Located at Tall Ships Landing on the waterfront in downtown Brockville, Ontario, its mission is to inspire curiosity through enriching and entertaining experiences in the 1000 Island’s Region of the St. Lawrence River.


RiverQuest is an initiative created and launched by the Aquatarium. Its partners represent the best visitor experiences from Cornwall, Ontario, and Massena, New York, in the east, to Sackets Harbor, New York, and Kingston, Ontario, in the west. Plan your visit to the 1000 Islands Region by taking a Quest with us!