Papa Stour Day Sail

Dates & Availability

Embarkation Location
Disembarkation Location
Walls, Shetland
Start Date
Saturday, 18 May 2024
End Date
Saturday, 18 May 2024
Days Sailing
Est. Nautical Miles
£90 adult / £70 12-17 years / £50 under 12
£250 per family group (2 adults, 2 U18)

A day's sail to Papa Stour: famous for its sea stacks, spectacular cliffs, tranquil bays and extraordinary sea caves (the longest in Britain).

Join the Swan at the pier at 10.00am in Aith on the west side of Shetland and, after your safety briefing, sail direct to Papa Stour for a bit of exploring ashore or a circumnavigation of the island.

View the fantastic rock formations all around the island from the comfort of the Swan. Please note: We will not have time to both visit the island and sail around it. The chosen activity on the day will be decided by the skipper, to take best advantage of the conditions.

Later in the day you will make your way back along the coast to Aith to disembark at 6.00pm. Lunch will be served during your day, and there will always be a cuppa not too far away.

You will take an active part in sailing the Swan, including hauling on ropes, taking a turn on the helm, and keeping a lookout.

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 note your interest please e-mail us on

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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