Tall Ships

Summer Camp for Youth, Adventure Programs for Teens, Adult Voyages

One Day Adventure

Join our crew for the day, learn to sail a tall ship and earn your Deckhand Certificate on our one day adventures.

Winter Program

We don’t hibernate in the winter…winter program involves fleet maintenance work, training and fun events.

Come experience a unique summer camp with an exciting tall ship adventure! Step aboard a traditional tall ship for a day, a week or a month – you just need to be ready to learn.

We offer overnight summer camps for kids ages 12-14, adventure programs for teens ages 13-18, summer school aboard a tall ship, shoulder season adventures for adults, and one day adventures for ages 12 and up.  Sail on the Ottawa River, the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway on a sail training experience you can’t get anywhere else!

Tall Ship

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.

Overnight Summer Camp          Adult Adventures

One Day Adventures

Latest tall News

Brockville Tall Ships Festival

Some very lovely photos of the Brockville Tall Ships Festival provided by lovely volunteer, G. Taggart Budde.  Thank you.

Black Jack Portage

The Black Jack portaged downtown Ottawa on September 9th to enter the lower Ottawa River enroute to the St. Lawrence.  She will join sister Fair Jeanne for the Brockville Tall Ships Festival on September 16-18, 2016 and overwinter alongside.   2017 marks a special year with the RDV2017 Tall Ships Regatta in Quebec City.  Stay tuned for details.

2016 Bytown Brigantine Banquet

If you missed the banquet, see some of the award photos here.


A 2500m2 interactive learning & discovery center located at Tall Ships Landing in downtown Brockville Ontario, it’s mission is to inspire curiosity through enriching & entertaining experiences in the 1000 Islands Region on the St. Lawrence River. Home port of the Fair Jeanne

Britannia Yacht Club

Set on the shores of scenic Lac Deschenes overlooking the Ottawa River, Britannia Yacht Club is Ottawa’s premier club and event venue. Offering sailing or social memberships, there is something for everyone at “Your Cottage in the City”.  Home port of the Black Jack.


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