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Sail the Azores to Scotland

Duration: 21 days
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Sail the Azores to Scotland on a majestic 21-day voyage across the Atlantic on a beautiful traditional tall ship.

This is a hands on voyage where you are the crew. Take the helm, set the sails and help navigate the ship across over 1800 nautical miles in 3 weeks. No experience needed (just a sense of adventure and team spirit!) you’ll be taught all you need to know by the professional crew.

Depending on the weather, the ship may have extra time to visit the Outer Hebrides or Ireland, or take a route through the Irish sea (which can be fairly choppy!). Either way this voyage has it all. Bird lovers and wildlife spotters, will find many gannets, shearwaters and gulls on the Azores and when you arrive on the Outer Hebrides, the breading season is in full swing.

For big sea wildlife May is the perfect months to set off from the Azores, with Sei Whales, Blue Whales and Fin Whales passing the islands on their annual migration track and the ship will be following their route for quite a while as we head for Scotland. Minke Whales will likely be present around the Azores and in Scotland and with some luck a Killer Whale might be spotted around the Outer Hebrides as well.

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 time of year for spotting a variety of whales and dolphins
Faial, Azores
Ullapool, Scotland
Trip Duration
21 Days
Group Size
Private Departure
Sailing, Tall Ship
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller




28 May 2020



17 June 2020


Once underway, away from the Azores beautiful island group, there is about 1400 miles of no land ahead. With the prevailing South Westerly winds, the voyage back can be one of a beam reach tack all the way. BUT as it is spring, the weather is all but stable and depressions are still sweeping in from the west. Which makes it all the more of an adventure to find the right wind and make the best possible plan.

Finishing point of this voyage is Ullapool in Scotland. Ullapool has been our departure harbor for many years, while we set of for the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda, as well as our voyage up to Reykjavik, Iceland.

What's included

  • 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

Not included

  • Soda and alcoholic drinks (during sailing no alcohol will be served)
  • Towels
  • Paid excursions ashore
  • Transfer to and from the vessel
  • Visa if needed
  • You can not wash clothes on board

Trip notes


2,420 EUROS for 15-25 years, 2,650 EUROS for 25>years

Min age



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.

Additional notes

Horta – Ullapool Transportation

There are daily flights to Horta from Lisbon. The airport is only a half hour drive from the harbor. Easiest flight connection from Ullapool is out of Inverness. From Ullapool there are two busses daily to Inverness. Other connections include the train to the South of Scotland or onward to England.

Tour operator

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.

A most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable travel company!

Very helpful and provided lots of research material and excellent personal perspectives on the tall ship sailing trip I was interested in taking.

— Martin

Excellent thoughtful service.

They were prompt and friendly, and so thorough and helpful in connecting me with my adventure.

— Tina

One of a Kind Service!

From the very beginning of reaching out to AWA, they were super helpful, enthusiastic and informative.

— Matt

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