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Fancy a cuppa with a difference? Or how about serving teas on a tall ship? Dorset charity Adventure Under Sail is getting ready to welcome   you to Pelican which opens as a weekend cafe to raise vital funds to keep her afloat and benefit youngsters.

The Peli-canteen opens on 8th November (10am – 3pm) and will offer a range of cakes, hearty soups, jacket potatoes, baguettes and hot drinks. Pelican is moored on Weymouth Quay until the spring. Money raised will go towards maintenance and providing grants for youngsters doing sail training on the Class A vessel. At an impressive 45 metres long, Pelican is easy to spot and there is parking nearby.

Marketing manager Kate Graeme-Cook says:  “I don’t think that you can get a more novel setting for a cafe than a tall ship!  We look forward to welcoming people on board and we are also looking for volunteers to work in the cafe.  It will be a lot of fun and will raise vital funds for the charity which benefits youngsters through all the skills they learn from sail training.”

Pelican has had a busy summer and is now taking a well-earned rest whilst essential maintenance is done throughout the winter. Diners can enjoy a tour of the ship, including a cabin, and sign up for voyages and day sails for 2015.  Next September, Pelican will be spending the winter island hopping in the Caribbean so if you want a winter warmer, come and see us!

If you’re interested in volunteering on Pelican or would like to know more about Adventure Under Sail and our voyages, please get in touch at or contact Becky Simmons on 01305 858 274.