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The Swan stowing sails, preparing to come into port
© STI - Valery Vasilevsky

A North Sea Adventure from Anstruther, UK, to Den Helder, Netherlands

From £810 per adult

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June — June

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A North Sea crossing from the UK to the Netherlands, exploring Danish coasts and ports before disembarking in Den Helder as its Tall Ships Races host port celebrations begin.

Boarding Anstruther Harbour 7pm, 23rd June

Disembarking Den Helder 3pm, 29th June

Your trip will begin in Anstruther, home to the Scottish Fisheries Museum, and end in Den Helder, a 2023 Tall Ships Races Host Port.

Boarding in the evening, weather depending, we may anchor in a bay for the night or go straight into night watches on our North Sea crossing. Once across the North Sea, you will know your crew mates well and we will have time to relax and enjoy exploring the coast and ports on our way to Den Helder, where you will disembark as their host port celebrations begin.

The Tall Ships Races is an annual event, which sees tall ships from all over the world come together to celebrate international friendship and understanding. A large family friendly event, each of the five host ports provide a range of events and activities over the 4 days the fleet is in port. You will disembark in Den Helder on the first day of their events, 29th June, with local celebrations lasting until the parade of sail, as the fleet leave port to begin the first race on 2nd July.

Having hosted the Races on five previous occasions, Den Helder is an experienced host port. To find out more about their celebrations, visit their website.

Voyage Information

A voyage on Swan is very much a hands-on experience - you are part of her crew, and work as a team to make your voyage happen. Every trip starts with a comprehensive safety briefing, including how to work the lines on deck, and our experienced crew are always on hand to guide you in the safe operation of the ship. All tasks are shared and everyone joins in, from the most to the least experienced. For more details of what to expect on board please refer to our Welcome Aboard leaflet.

All our voyages include sailing instruction, accommodation and all meals and snacks for the duration of your stay. For further details on what is included, and what to bring with you, please refer to our kit list.

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  • £810 Per Adult
  • £600 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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The Swan Trust

When you come aboard the Swan you are embarking on a 'hands on' adventure. Play an active role in sailing and working the ship, build friendships with your crew mates, develop new skills and take in stunning scenery. Sailing trips range from a half day to 14 days and no previous sailing experience is required. Private charter also available by request.

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