Fair Jeanne Voyages

Ages 14+

Adventure camp for teens

The Fair Jeanne

Sailing the St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes & Eastern Seaboard

The 110-foot Fair Jeanne has sailed more than 160,000 nautical miles in the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the Caribbean. She sleeps 36, has 10 sails and  masts that soar 80 feet into the air. The Fair Jeanne was built in the late Captain Fuller’s backyard and was launched in 1982.

80 feet above the waterline furling a sail, or feeling the bow spray from 100 feet away – we’ve got adventure in spades.

You’ve learned how to set the sails, how to navigate in rough water and you’ve learned to trust in yourself.

Stay for a longer voyage as an Officer-in-Training – you may find yourself leading a group of your peers.

The only way a tall ship sails is through teamwork. Try hauling up the main by yourself and you’ll quickly learn what we mean!

We all start knowing next to nothing about traditional tall ship sailing; it’s all part of the adventure. You’ll learn quickly!

Close quarters, unexpected challenges and shared adventures are the recipe for life-long friendships.

Sailing aboard the Fair Jeanne…hoist the sails, steer the ship, climb the masts, stand a watch and make lifelong friends along the way. You don’t need to know a thing about sailing – we’ll show you the ropes as you – yes you – learn to crew a tall ship!

This is more than a summer camp for teens: you will learn new skills, enjoy a summer on the water, travel and take some time to re-charge between school years.

You’ll gain confidence and become a better team mate as you face personal and team challenges, have amazing adventures both on the water and ashore, and learn skills in the galley, the engine room or on deck with woodwork, sail handling and charting the course.


Payment plans are available and the Captain Thomas & Jeanne Fuller Bursary Fund exists to support youth who would not otherwise afford to set sail.

Black Jack was nothing like I had expected - it was a fun and engaging experience that challenged me in lots of ways, physically and mentally. I loved learning all the new things that came with sailing a ship. I learned the names of all the sails, the types of rigging on every sail. I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to sail on this beautiful ship. The captain taught me the physics behind the brigantine, as well as teaching me how the wind works with the ship.

T. Oung, 2018