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View from the Swan, LK243

Four Day Shetland Sail aboard the Swan, LK243

From £360 per adult

Departure days

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  • S
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September — September

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No fixed itinerary, just four days exploring Shetland's coastline aboard our classic sailing boat, while making the most of the weather, wind and company. No previous experience needed, just a willingness to learn, get stuck in and enjoy.

Boarding Lerwick, 5th September, 10am

Disembarking Lerwick, 8th September, 4pm

With no fixed itinerary, our skipper will pick the route to make the best of the weather and wind. Leaving from Lerwick, there is the choice of heading south or north.

Heading south, you could pass through Mousa sound, seeing the island with its iron age broch, and overnight at anchor near Levenwick beach or alongside at Grutness for example. If conditions allow, we may also have time for an evening in Fair Isle.

Heading north you could explore the east mainland and the isles to its east and north, such as Skerries, Whalsay or Yell.

Wherever you go, our skipper will ensure they make the most of the sailing and Shetland's spectacular scenery and wildlife. If weather and time allows, we may launch the dinghy to go ashore in some locations.

Boarding the Swan at 10am Tuesday morning, your stay will begin with a comprehensive safety briefing including how to work the lines on deck and set the sails. We will then put this into practice, enjoying the Swan under sail while we find a picturesque place to spend the night and get to know your crew mates over dinner before turning in for a good night’s sleep.

Each day will begin with a hearty breakfast; before raising the sails and further exploring the delights of Shetland's coasts, waters and isles. With all meals included, you will be well fed throughout the trip and each evening will be spent in port or at anchor, enjoying the company of your crew mates, and possibly a few tunes. On Friday, you will complete your trip by heading back to Lerwick and disembarking in the late afternoon.

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. All tasks are shared and everyone joins in, from the most to the least experienced. If you have a musical instrument, please bring it along. For more details of what to expect on board please refer to our Welcome Aboard leaflet.

Included in the voyage

Included in the price of this trip are sailing instruction, accommodation and all meals for the duration of your stay. There are waterproofs onboard, however you may feel more comfortable in your own wet weather gear. For further details on what is included, and what to bring with you, please refer to our kit list.

To book please e-mail us on info@swantrust.com.
Please note: You may need to board and/or disembark the Swan via a vertical pier ladder. Ensure you wear sensible footwear, with good grips, and warm clothing, and don't forget your binoculars and camera to catch all the scenery and wildlife on offer.
Starting
Lerwick Mainland, Shetland Shetland
Length
4
Days
Transport
Boat
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Themes
Adventure Island Hopping Landscapes Outdoor Activities Wildlife

Tour prices

From

  • £360 Per Adult
  • £270 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour company information

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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