St Ninian's Isle
St Ninian's Isle, Shetland © visitscotland/Paul Tomkins

Shetland Weekend, Explore the South Mainland onboard The Swan LK243

From £220 per adult

Departure days

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September — September

The perfect way to see Shetland's South End, aboard our historic wooden sail boat! You will enjoy overnight anchorages in sheltered voes along the way and, weather depending, stop at the isles of Mousa and St Ninians.

Duration: 3 days/2 nights

Board: Lerwick, Shetland's capital, 12 noon Saturday 24th September

Disembark: Scalloway, Shetland's ancient capital, late afternoon Monday 26th September

Boarding the Swan 12 noon Saturday, 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.

Sunday will begin with a hearty breakfast; you will need your strength for the halyard hauling you’re about to do! With the sails raised, enjoy your trip and further explore the delights of the Shetland coastline.

As this is a sailing trip, the exact route will be decided by our expert skipper, and weather conditions, but we hope to include a visit to Mousa and anchor for an hour or two so you can visit the Iron age broch, the finest example of its kind. Sunday evening will be spent at anchor in one of Shetland’s many sheltered southerly voes, where you can get to know your crew mates better and possibly enjoy a tune.

On Monday, you will complete your trip north to the attractive village of Scalloway, Shetland’s ancient capital, 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. For more details of what to expect on board please refer to our Welcome Aboard leaflet.

Included in voyage

Included in the price of this trip are sailing instruction, accommodation and all meals 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.

There is a high potential to spot a variety of wildlife on this trip so don't forget your binoculars and camera.

To book please e-mail us on info@swantrust.com.

Starting
Lerwick Mainland, Shetland Shetland
Length
3
Days
Transport
Boat
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Themes
Adventure Landscapes Outdoor Activities Wildlife

Tour prices

From

  • £220 Per Adult
  • £170 Concession

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

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