Wooden Schooners

Welcome on board our Wooden Schooners


Mira is a two-masted schooner built in Faaborg, Denmark in 1898. Mira fought hard to compete on the shipping markets until competition finally forced small freighters out of the market. Her nickname – “First Lady of Nyhavn” – derives from her beauty.

Mira sleeps 12 and has space for 22 on day trips.

More info on the Schooner Mira here


Halmø – a two-masted schooner – has an interesting history. After being launched in Faaborg, Denmark in 1900, she ploughed Danish waters as a freighter and carried many Danish Jews to safety in Sweden during the Second World War.

Halmø sleeps 10 and has space for 42 on day trips.

More info on the Schooner Halmø here

Lilla Dan

Lilla Dan is a red topsail schooner built in Svendborg, Denmark in 1951 as a training ship for the J. Lauritzen shipping company, which still owns the beautiful wooden ship today. The concept for the ship was to give trainees a sense of life at sea.

Lilla Dan sleeps 16 and has space for 40 on day trips.

More info on the Schooner Lilla Dan here

Captain Jess Pedersen

Jess Pedersen has sailed old wooden ships around the world and has more than 40 years of experience at sea. He sails primarily as Captain of MIRA.

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Captain Emil Ankerstjerne

Emil Lind Ankerstjerne is a trained navigator from Marstal, enthusiastic about the beautiful wooden ships and has been the Captain of the schooner HALMØ since 2018.

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Captain Jesper Hjorth Johansen

Jesper Hjorth Johansen has been the Captain of LILLA DAN since 2001. Before that he also sailed Halmø and a number of other schooners since 1987.

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