Shackleton Legacy Ltd
Specialists in small-group polar expeditions,
adventure sailing & first aid training
The J.CAIRD is the most historically accurate seaworthy replica of Sir Ernest Shackleton's lifeboat anywhere in the world.
After seven years of archival research and an epic across the Southern Ocean, the J. CAIRD is a unique piece of British maritime history available for adventure sailing excursions near the Western Isles of Scotland.
Do you want to come on-board the CAIRD for a day-sail with your family, friends or work colleagues? From April 2017 we are offering great sailing rates based out of Fort William, Scotland
Discover how Sir Ernest Shackleton set-sail on the greatest rescue journey in polar history - a hands on traditional sailing experience with a difference!
Walk in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton, Tom Crean and Frank Worsley across the mountain of South Georgia - one of the most bio-diverse environments on Earth.
In 1916, after leaving 22 crew members fighting for survival on Elephant Island, Shackleton, set out on a last ditch attempt to rescue them by sailing a small wooden lifeboat to South Georgia.
Visitors to the island refer to it as "the mountains which forged the greatest episode in polar history; where man encountered its greatest adversary and won".
Join one of our mountaineering expeditions to explore South Georgia Island but this time, instead of the James Caird, we'll set sail aboard a modern expedition yacht!
In January 2013, Seb joined the 'Shackleton Epic' team, which was setup at the behest of The Hon. Alexandra Shackleton, granddaughter of Sir Ernest Shackleton to commemorate the centenary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917).
'Shackleton Epic Expedition' faithfully recreated Shackleton's death defying small boat voyage across the Southern Ocean and remarkably carried on over the mountains of South Georgia in precisely the same equipment as Shackleton himself. They used woollen clothing and leather boots, a sextant, reindeer skin blankets, and ate a diet of pemmican.