Wooden Schooners

Welcome on board our Wooden Schooners

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


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 8 and has space for 42 on day trips.

More info on the Schooner Halmø here

Food on board

All meals are made by the talented chefs at the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel restaurant SALT and can be enjoyed either in ships’ cozy salon or under the clear blue sky on deck.

As refreshing sea air stimulates the appetite spice up your adventures at sea with delicacies from the galley, ranging from three-course menus to sandwiches eaten on deck.

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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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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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Shipshire prices

Our two schooners can be chartered based on sailing from Copenhagen or other suitable harbours along the coast. These caringly maintained ships can be chartered half days, full days or longer periods.

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