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Noss Day Sail

Dates & Availability

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Embarkation Location
Lerwick, Shetland
Disembarkation Location
Lerwick, Shetland
Start Date
Monday, 2 May 2022
End Date
Monday, 2 May 2022
Days Sailing
1
Days in Port
N/A
Est. Nautical Miles
20
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The perfect way to round off the 40th Shetland Folk Festival weekend! A superb, hands-on, day sail on our traditional wooden fishing boat to Noss, a National Nature Reserve renowned as one of Europe’s finest wildlife sites.

Boarding the Swan at 9.30am, your day 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 getting hands-on with the sailing as you round Bressay to visit Noss, one of the jewels in Shetland’s crown.

You will be well entertained during your trip by taking an active role in sailing the Swan, including hauling on ropes, taking a turn on the helm, and keeping a lookout, as well as spotting all the wildlife on offer.

We will anchor in a sheltered spot to enjoy a well earned lunch of soup and sandwiches and top off your fantastic sailing experience with the breath taking seabird colony at Noss, one of Europe's finest wildlife sites.

Included in voyage

  • Sailing instruction
  • Lunch, 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.

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