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Shetland Weekend, The South.

Dates & Availability

Embarkation Location
Lerwick, Shetland
Disembarkation Location
Scalloway, Shetland
Available
Start Date
Friday, 8 May 2020
End Date
Sunday, 10 May 2020
Days Sailing
3
Days in Port
2 evenings in port or at anchor
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The perfect way to see Shetland's South End! Board in Shetland's capital, Lerwick, Friday morning and disembark in Scalloway, Shetland's ancient capital, on Sunday afternoon. You will enjoy overnight anchorages in sheltered voes along the way and, weather depending, also stop at the isles of Mousa and St Ninians.

Boarding the Swan 10am Friday morning, your stay 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 the Swan under sail while we find a picturesque anchorage to spend the night and get to know your crew mates over dinner before turning in for a good night’s sleep.

Saturday will begin with a hearty breakfast; you will need your strength for the halyard hauling you’re about to do! With the sails raised, enjoy your trip and further explore the delights of the Shetland coastline.

As this is a sailing trip, the exact route will be decided by our expert skipper, and weather conditions, but we hope to include a visit to Mousa and anchor for an hour or two so you can visit the Iron age broch, the finest example of its kind. Saturday evening will be spent at anchor in one of Shetland’s many sheltered southerly voes, where you can get to know your crew mates better and possibly enjoy a tune.

On Sunday, you will complete your trip north to the attractive village of Scalloway, Shetland’s ancient capital, disembarking in the late afternoon.

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. 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 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.

There is a high potential to spot a variety of wildlife on this trip so don't forget your binoculars and camera.

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