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Equipping youth for the future through Sail Training Adventures

For more than 40 years, we have been an organization for youth run by youth.We believe that young people, regardless of age, can achieve the loftiest goals and highest responsibilities with the right support, determination, practice, and resolve.


Tall Ships Adventures changes lives, builds leadership skills, and creates opportunities for young people to develop self-reliance through the medium of sailing. We create opportunities and challenge young people to stretch their self-concept and reach for more aboard ship and in life. 

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SV Black Jack


Tall Ships Adventure is one of Canada’s top non-profit sail training organizations. We offer youth ages 12-18 the opportunity to sail aboard tall ships Fair Jeanne and Black Jack.  Stepping aboard as trainees, youth learn to operate the ships alongside the crew, truly becoming crew themselves. Youth take the helm, learn to chart a course, haul lines, climb aloft to furl sails, and complete activities around the galley and ship maintenance.  They increase self-confidence and resilience while having the time of their lives!  Working as a team they learn to overcome real-life challenges.


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.

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. 



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 Adventures.

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