Set sail between Ullapool and Tenerife on a 19 day mile maker south towards the sunshine!
Setting sail from Ullapool, Scotland to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain in autumn time is always a challenge. The weather is changeable, with low pressure areas rolling in and every day getting colder. But as you make your way South you will forget your long johns and be in shorts as you moor in Tenerife.
This is a hands on voyage where you are the crew. Take the helm, set the sails and help navigate the ship. No experience needed (just a sense of adventure and team spirit!) you’ll be taught all you need to know by the professional crew.
This voyage is perfect for mile collectors: with basic ship keeping tasks such as steering and watch keeping (both day and night), you will be able to log some serious time and miles!
Enquire for full details and to book your place on this wonderful voyage.
Why you'll love this adventure
- Sail a beautiful traditional tall ship
- You are the crew - take the helm, set the sails and help navigate the ship
- Perfect way to clock up sea miles on an epic voyage
17 October 2024
6 November 2024
Day 1 : Welcome on board at 18:00h. First safety instructions and introduction of crew and expedition members
Day 2-3 : Set sail for the Outer Hebrides, depending on wind. First day sailing and first instructions. Destinations could include Skye or Castle Bay on the island Barra.
Day 3-7 : Depending on wind, there will be two possible routes. Either set a course for the Atlantic Ocean and pass Ireland on the Atlantic side. If winds are less favourable, a dash over the Irish Sea would be a more sheltered route.
Day 8-17 : If winds are favourable in the beginning, some days may be spend around the Canary Islands.
Day 19 : Disembark in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, at 10:00h. Or earlier if flight schedules change.
- Full pension
- One bunk per booking in a two person room
- Coffee and tea
- Blanket, sheets, pillow and covers
- 3-4 crew members guiding the group
- Soda and alcoholic drinks (during sailing no alcohol will be served)
- Paid excursions ashore
- Transfer to and from the vessel
- Visa if needed
There are 6 cabins, each for 2 persons. The cabins are situated in the middle of the ship, which makes them as stable as possible.
Your bunk is inside one of the two person cabins. Your bed will be either the high or the lower bed of a bedbunk. All beds are over 80cm wide and 2 meters long. Each bed has a reading light for the evening hours. The cabins are ensuite. In a wet cell you will find a shower, of course with hot and cold water, and a toilet, that when possible flushes with outside water. In the cabin itself you will find a fountain and mirror. Your clothing can be stored in closet and your bag or suitcase can be stored under the bed.
On board the crew we do not work with a set menu. The menu is developed on board with influences of her surroundings. We try and cook with as many local fresh products as possible, this means that around the Canary Islands we eat a lot of tapas, peppers, plantanas (banana’s). In Brazil we eat a lot of fresh fruit, cow meat and rice. And around the North Sea, when it gets colder you will find some ‘stamppot’ (Dutch mashes potatoes specialty) with smoked sausage on your plate.
During a longer stay on board you will hardly ever see the same dish come by. Most of our meals are served with a salad or fruit on the side. During longer trips we take good care of our vegetables and fruit to ensure that you will enjoy fresh food as long as possible.
If you have an allergy or cannot eat certain food, please contact us with your dietary concerns. We provide a healthy menu were you will have enough choice.
We do not provide a vegan diet and on certain voyages we do not provide a lactose intolerant or gluten free diet.
We do provide sweet, savory, hot and sometimes somewhat fat delicious food, but there is always a healthy choice next to it.
You should always bring
- The right clothes for the right weather – always expect rain!
- Swimming clothes!
- Photo camera
- Two pairs of footwear
- Sense of humour
- Open mind
An old Herring drifter (Logger) built in 1915, the ship is 28 meters long over deck (38 meters overall) and takes 16 trainees on her voyages. No previous sailing experience is needed and experienced and new sailors love her equally.
A family of four professional sailors have owned and run this vessel since 2006 and sail her with true passion. Built for the North Sea she’s a fast sailor and her rigging is as traditional as it gets.
We love that the boat’s appearance is kept as traditional as possible yet combined with modern techniques and equipment. Everyone on board is part of the informal sail training program that is designed to get the best out of everyone whether you join for 2 days or a longer ocean crossing.
On September 13th she and her crew were the first traditional sailing ship to complete the North West Passage after Roald Admundsen with his ship Goya in 2013.
Sail Scotland to Tenerife
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