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Equipping youth for the future through Sail Training Adventures

For 40 years, Tall Ships Adventure has been an organization for youth, run by youth. Our program dates back to one young teenager who stubbornly believed that he could take a lonely and unused sailing ship, refit the vessel into active duty and then sail it to Quebec City with a youth crew to participate in an international tall ship event.

Our founder, Simon Fuller, stood before the tall ship Black Jack as a teenager and dreamed of adventure under sail. He believed that young people, with the right support, determination, practice, and resolve, could achieve the loftiest of goals and the highest responsibilities, regardless of age. Click here to learn more about this organization's history. 

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Tall Ships Adventure is a registered non-profit organization in Canada. We are a youth sail training organization run and lead by youth. Our adventures are mainly for youth and teens aged 12-18. However, we have a few adult voyages that take place in the fall.Not only is an adventure on one of our tall ships the best trip to have during summer vacation, but it's also a fantastic opportunity to gain an extra high school credit while you're at it. Our Bytown Brigantine Academy (BBA) is accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

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Tall Ships Landing at the Aquatarium in Brockville, ON is our home port. Dropping a child at camp? Consider staying overnight at the coastal resort, dining on-site, or mooring your boat at Tall Ships Landing Marina.


A 2500 m2 interactive learning & discovery center located at Tall Ships Landing in downtown Brockville Ontario. Its mission is to inspire curiosity through enriching & entertaining experiences in the 1000 Islands Region on the St. Lawrence River.

britannia yatch 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."

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Tall Ships Canada Association trading as ‘TallShipsCAN’ represents Canadian Sail Training operators, Canadian Maritime Heritage organisations and partners who support our pursuit of: advancement of education and training, youth development, career opportunities, supportive regulatory frameworks, best practices in the sailing and marine industry and the promotion of Canadian heritage, culture and values.



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Even if you aren't one of our trainees, there are so many ways take part in what we do and live the adventure. From attending special events to being right where the action is on the ships, there's always lots going on at Tall Ships adventure. Click on the buttons below to find the best way for you to join in on the fun!

Founded in 1973, Tall Ships America is a non-profit Organization commended by Congress as the National Sail Training Organization representing the United States. The mission of Tall Ships America is to encourage character building through sail training, promote sail training to the North American public, and support education under sail. 

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