Pre-Wool Week Shetland Cruise

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. Explore Shetland's stunning coastline before immersing yourself in Shetland Wool Week activities

Boarding Scalloway Tuesday 24th September, 10.00am

Disembarking Scalloway Saturday 28th September 10.00am

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

Heading south, you could pass by the many small islands on the west coast and take in the stunning St Ninians Isle beach and south coast. If conditions allow, we may also have time for an evening in Fair Isle.

Heading north you could explore the west mainland and the isles to its north such as Foula, Papa Stour 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. Your last night aboard will be spent in Scalloway on board enjoying a farewell party with your new friends, before disembarking at 10am on Saturday to begin your Wool Week adventures.

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.

Included in voyage

  • Sailing instruction
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Life jacket and safety line
  • There are basic waterproofs onboard, however you may feel more comfortable in your own wet weather gear
To book please contact us or e-mail info@swantrust.com.
Please ensure you wear sensible footwear, with good grips, and warm clothing, and don't forget your binoculars and camera to catch all the wildlife on offer.

Please note embarkation and disembarkation may be via a vertical pier ladder.


From £520 per adult


Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

September — September

Contact details

The Swan Trust

16 Alexandra Building
Lerwick
Shetland
UK
ZE1 0LL

Tour information

Starting

  • Mainland, Shetland
  • Shetland

Length

4 Days

Transport

  • Boat

Type

  • Small Group (1-16)

Tour prices


From £520 Per Adult

Prices are subject to change depending on season

The Swan Trust

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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