Sail on the swan:
The experience of a lifetime.

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We are now taking bookings for 2014. Get hands on and play an active role in sailing and crewing the swan on passage.

Space is limited onboard, so book now to avoid disappointment!

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SWAN LK243

The swan was launched in 1900. She was one of the finest boats among the Scottish fishing fleet, and was the largest ever built at Lerwick in Shetland.

Having survived two world wars and the threat of destruction, the ship has now been authentically restored to her former glory by The Swan Trust, a team of dedicated volunteers.

The Swan Trust offers voyages around the Shetland Islands, and to other destinations such as Faroe, Norway, Iceland and Amsterdam.

The swan also participates in the Tall Ships Races. See previous trips to Antwerp, Aalborg, Stavanger & Cuxhaven in 2004, and Hartlepool & Gateshead in 2005.

To book your place onboard or for more information please contact us.


Relive the past with your school or youth group

Girl climbing onboard the Swan

School and youth groups are invited to sail aboard the swan. Young people learn traditional techniques involved in operating and working on a sail vessel.

Learn more about School and Youth Excusions...

Step back in time – a history of the swan

The history of the Swan

Discover more about this magnificent vessel’s history. Follow her history, and learn how she was rescued from the brink of destruction.

Read more about the swan's history...

Previous trips

Previous trips

The swan has undertaken many voyages over the years. Read diary extracts and view galleries of photos.

Read more about previous trips...

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