Scottish Traditional Boat Festival 2020

Dates & Availability

Embarkation Location
Anstruther, UK
Disembarkation Location
Inverness, UK
Start Date
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
End Date
Monday, 22 June 2020
Days Sailing
Days in Port

*Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel this trip. We hope to reschedule for 2021, please contact us if you would like further details when available.*


  • Arrive, stay at and leave the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival on board our 120 year old traditional wooden Fifie
  • Be right in the thick of the action all weekend, and leave as part of the festival's Parade of Sail
  • Enjoy all the festival has to offer, with a weekend pass included and an an enhanced programme celebrating Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters
  • Have access to the 'crew only' areas and activities
  • Enjoy a varied sailing experience, with your trip starting in Anstruther and ending in Inverness
  • Sailing instruction, meals and accommodation included for the duration of your stay

Experience the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in style, as part of the crew aboard our 120 year old traditional Fifie. We will travel from Anstruther up the East Coast of Scotland into Portsoy, staying aboard for the festival weekend, before leaving in the Parade of Sail and sailing onto Inverness to disembark.

Your trip will begin in Anstruther, home to the Scottish Fisheries Museum, from here we will raise the sails and head up the stunning East Coast of Scotland for Portsoy. If time allows, we may call into a port or two along the way.

We will arrive at Portsoy for the start of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival and, once tied up inside the busy harbour walls, Swan will be your convenient home, right in the centre of the action for the duration of the festival.

With a weekend pass included in your trip, you can enjoy all the festival has to offer. There is plenty going on, music stages and stalls with local crafts and food. Also, as you are part of our crew, you will have access to the ‘crew only’ areas and events. You will also have the chance to look at/visit other traditional Scottish vessels and socialise with their crews.

We will leave on Sunday as part of the festival’s parade of sail and head to Inverness, where you will disembark at 10am Monday morning.

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. Every trip starts with a comprehensive safety briefing, including how to work the lines on deck, and our experienced crew are always on hand to guide you in the safe operation of the ship. 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 voyage

Included in the price of this trip are: a weekend pass to the Traditional Boat Festival and access to the ‘crew only’ areas/activities, 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.


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