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St Ninians Isle

Shetland Weekend - South Mainland

The perfect way to see Shetland's South End! Board in Shetland's capital, Lerwick and disembark in Scalloway, Shetland's ancient capital. You will enjoy overnight anchorages in sheltered voes along the way.

Boarding the Swan 10am Friday, 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.

Saturday 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 Sunday, you will complete your trip north to the attractive village of Scalloway, Shetland’s ancient capital, disembarking in around lunchtime.

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 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.

To book please e-mail: 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 wildlife on offer.

From £325 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

3 Days

Transport

  • Boat

Type

  • Small Group (1-16)

Tour prices


From £325 Per Adult £240 Per Child

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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