is a hearty bare bones acapella sea shanty lesson, filled with spirit, history, and a chance to bond with your fellow mates and lasses in a way you might never have done before!

Hosted by our very own Son of Sea Beast - Zack Mckraken!

Shanties are essentially sailors work songs that were sung to keep up the spirits and morale of the sailors.

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE ABLE TO SING as it is only GUMPTION and a GOOD SENSE O' HUMOUR that is required.

Whether a chartered ship (craftily disguised as a modern lookin vessel) at sea,

or on dry land at our very own nautical tavern

both located at Brighton Marina..

All bookings can be catered for and all the fun can be had to suit the need.

If it's a corporate team building session of shanty fun you're after, 

we can travel to where you want us to be.
we can travel

We will supply your entire group with our branded sailor shirt  and dough boy caps. Free for you to keep.

We'll bring along the song sheets of some of the most treasured and traditional sea shanties ever heard.

After we’re done, you’ll have a portrait taken outside together on glorious black and white medium format film for prosperity on Mckraken’s old wartime camera of your group which will be sent to you to remember the day.

You will leave dressed and ready for the big adventure with songs in your hearts, beer in your gullet and a real taste of rum swiggin nautical history!





Prices may vary slightly according to seasonal factors and location, but contact us on the form page with the details and we'll get straight back to you within 24 hours.



For groups of 8 or more

£30 per person


One hour shanty session at our venue located at Brighton Marina at the highly apt Master Mariner pub or at a venue/pub/space of your choice.

On arrival you are provided with a shore leave white t shirt and classic sailors dough boy cap, a transfer tattoo and since its held at a fine sailors tavern you can grab yourself a beer or a rum from the bar and with song sheets we will together learn to belt out a shanty or two if you’re feeling tasty, and you’ll be on your way with a group photograph on an original wartime rolleiflex medium format film camera outside the tavern which will be sent to you after.



For groups of 11 or more

£50 per person


We meet at an agreed time at Port Brighton Marina to board a boat that’s to set sail for the the two piers of Brighton. T-shirts, dough boy hats and tatts will again be provided along with some beers and we will ride the waves and sing our hearts out with some shanty sailor work songs that aul Mckraken will learn to you. So when you come ashore, there will be a group photograph on film camera to capture your gang before you go off to your fun!



T's n' C's


We are a small company and are flexible with dates. We can book up until two weeks in advance, so all you need to do is contact us on the booking form with your required dates and number of party and we’ll Roll The Aul Chariot Along!.


  • Minimum of 8 per party ashore and minimum of 11 if at sea

  • Deposit of 50% (non refundable) is required on booking and the remaining 50% the week before the confirmed date.

  • Cancellations/Ammendments need to be made 3 days before the date of the event. 

  • All disabilities can be catered for and we can tailor make the package for you. Please contact us to discuss.

  • Boat trips are naturally weather dependant and it’s the captain’s last word if it’s unsafe to sail. If this is the case, we can take it to locally based (5mins walk) Master Mariner pub to hold the session there.

  • Any person/people who the skipper considers may cause harm or discomfort to themselves or others or likely to threaten the safety of the vessel will be returned to a berth and removed; this action is at the discretion of the skipper.

  • For the boat trips boarding will close 2 minutes before the departure time booked or ticketed, if you/your party or some of are late, we will not extend the boarding or delay the departure time for any reason. No refunds for missed trips, a later departure will not be given.