The Swan LK 243
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Ladies Only - Shetland Weekend Sail

From £220 per adult

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September — September

A ladies only trip with an all female crew. No fixed itinerary, just a weekend exploring Shetland's coastline while making the most of the weather, wind and company. No previous experience required

Trip Duration: 3 days, 9th - 11th September 2022

Trip Starts: 9th September, 10am

Board & Disembark: Lerwick, Shetland

With no fixed itinerary, our skipper will pick the route to make the best of the weather, and wind, over the weekend. Leaving from Lerwick, there is the choice of heading south, seeing Mousa and anchoring at Levenwick beach for example, or heading north and exploring the east mainland and the northern isles.

Boarding the Swan at 10am Friday 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 anchorage to spend the night and get to know your crew mates over dinner before turning in for a good night’s sleep.

Saturday will begin with a hearty breakfast; before raising the sails and further exploring the delights of the Shetland coastline. If weather and time allows, we may launch the dinghy to go ashore in some locations. On Sunday, 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 as we may have time for a tune as well. For more details of what to expect on board please refer to our Welcome Aboard leaflet.

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.

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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.
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Tour prices


  • £220 Per Adult
  • £170 Concession


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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 1 to 11 days and no previous sailing experience is required. Private charter also available by request.

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