Out Skerries Rock & Roll Weekend

Dates & Availability

Embarkation Location
Lerwick, Shetland
Disembarkation Location
Lerwick, Shetland
Start Date
Friday, 13 September 2019
End Date
Sunday, 15 September 2019
Days Sailing
Days in Port
2 evenings in port or at anchor
Est. Nautical Miles

Join Elvis in Out Skerries for a unique Rock & Roll weekend! Boarding in Lerwick on Friday morning, Swan will sail around Shetland’s Eastern coast, stacks, skerries and Isles, before a Saturday night to remember on Out Skerries, with VIP tickets to see 5 star Elvis tribute artist John Graceland!

Boarding at 10am, your stay will begin with an important safety briefing outlining the basics for your stay and helping crew this historic vessel. Then raise the sails and head East, exploring the coastline, stacks, skerries and islands.

As this is a sailing trip, mother nature will always play her part and your exact route will be decided by the skipper, to give you the best sail possible whilst also taking in the beauty of Shetland’s coasts and waters.

Features may include:

  • A closer view of Hevda Skerry, Hoo Stack, and the Brethren on the East Coast.
  • Skirting the Stepping Stones, the Hogo Baas, Rumble Holm and Grif Skerry.
  • A visit to Whalsay, a historical fishing port that was once part of the Hanseatic trade.
  • Taking the dinghy to visit Grunay, where the old shore station which at one point serviced the beautiful lighthouse lies derelict and abandoned, a provocative and eerie insight into a life gone by.

Friday evening will be spent in port or at anchor, when you can enjoy a meal, and possibly an anchor dram, whilst you get to know your crewmates better before turning in for a good night’s sleep.

On Saturday evening, Swan will tie up at the pier in Bruray, Out Skerries, so you can dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a once in a lifetime Skerries Elvis experience in the Community Hall. John Graceland, a 5 star Elvis tribute artist, has made many TV appearances, opened Elvis Exhibitions, and is one of the few performers with written permission from Elvis Enterprises. He covers all the main periods, including the 50’s rockabilly, his movie career, the classic 1968 TV comeback and the early Vegas Years. To add to the theatrics, he will be arriving in a 1970’s American Lincoln, to a red carpet, showgirls and paparazzi! Included in the ticket price is an opportunity to meet Elvis after the show, and have your photos taken, making this truly a VIP experience…..

Following a second nights sleep on the boat, you will sail back to Lerwick on Sunday, disembarking late afternoon.

Swan is a sail training vessel, making you part of the crew! You are part of what makes your voyage happen, and your efforts have a positive effect on everyone. Domestic tasks, such as cooking and cleaning, are shared - everyone mucks in, from skipper to first-timer, and from the most to the least experienced. You will also take your turn on the helm and stand watch with the rest of your watch-mates, adjusting sails and doing safety checks, usually on a 4 hour on – 8 hour off watch system. Note: watch duties do not apply when in port or at anchor overnight.

Included in voyage

  • VIP ticket to Elvis tribute act!!
  • All meals for the duration of your stay, as well as snacks. You will be well fed!
  • Life jacket and safety line.
  • There are basic waterproofs onboard, however you may feel more comfortable in your own wet weather gear.
  • Mattress covers are provided, bring with you a sleeping bag, pillow or alternative bedding.


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