Zebu, heritage and adventure since 1938, is being authentically restored and transformed with cutting edge renewable auxiliary power systems,

Zebu, Heritage and Adventure since 1938.

to become the Ocean Outreach Ambassador for future generations.

UPDATE // Excellent News! Zebu will be undergoing more urgent conservation and refit to achieve basic seaworthiness thanks to a second Heritage Lottery funding grant.

Please do pop by if you are local,

we are open for Zebu followers, friends and explorers.

During the week and at the weekend! 🌞🌞🌞

For tickets to see a live performance of Canvas&Rum by NorthSouth Theatre Company from 22nd to the 26th August, click here.

Have a look at the special family fun pirate weekend activities for the 7th&8th Sept, here.

Ahoy to all Friends of Zebu – do stay in touch!


Due to popular demand we have done some direct links to Amazon for the JBS Operation Raleigh / Drake books.

The links are here.

Come and visit us at Canning Dock..

22nd - 26th August - a live theatre performance of Canvas & Rum

Canvas & Rum

Come on board Tall Ship Zebu and enjoy a live theatre performance of Canvas & Rum. A show for everyone to enjoy, inspired by real events and set during the 1800’s as we go back in history we will be sailing between the South Sea whalers and the historical Falmouth packet ships. Experience the life of an old shell-backer who left his home in Kernow in a hurry, along the way we meet a novice sailor escaping debtor’s prison, hardy old sailors, a lady searching for a lost relative and Neptune pays us a visit.

Canvas & Rum is a maelstrom of shanties, sirens, superstitions and sea-sick sailors. Do you have the stomach to join us on our voyage? Performances are on deck.

22nd Aug – 19.30 // 23rd Aug – 14.30, 19.30 // 24th Aug – 14.30, 19.30 //
25th Aug – 19.30 // 26th Aug – 16.00

7th & 8th September is a family pirate fun weekend!

Pirate family fun 7th & 8th September!

A big welcome aboard (again!) to Colonel JBS

A big welcome aboard (again!) to Colonel JBS

Colonel John Blashford-Snell – founder of Operation Drake and Operation Raleigh – is one of the world’s most renowned and highly respected explorers and we are very proud to announce he has agreed to be an Honorary Patron for Tall Ship Zebu.  JBS has mounted numerous expeditions over the past 50 years all over the world, concentrating on scientific research and community aid, and continues to do so with expeditions to Bolivia and Mongolia announced for 2020.

JBS supports and works with numerous charities working with underprivileged youth in the UK, as well as undertaking countless community aid projects in remote parts of the world.

In the 2019 New Year Honours list JBS was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to scientific research abroad and to young people in the UK.

JBS said of Operations Drake and Raleigh at the time “<The expeditions> are the ”ultimate challenge for young people” – especially underprivileged youngsters who might never have the chance otherwise.” The aim of Raleigh, ”is to inspire the young, so that they may develop their leadership, and thus communicate with others – and inspire them with the same pioneer spirit that men like Drake and Raleigh possessed…The most positive result of such an expedition, is that you can get one good leader with the good sense to use his leadership properly to inspire other young people, to communicate with his or her contemporaries after returning home.”

Between 1984 and 1988, Zebu successfully sailed around the globe as the Operation Raleigh sail training expedition vessel, teaching traditional sailing skills to an internationally diverse group of nearly 500 young people throughout the voyage.


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