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Discover Fair Isle & the Shetland Islands

29 June 2024 18:30
6 July 2024 10:30
Sailing area
North Sea
Port of departure
Discover Fair Isle & the Shetland Islands
Port of arrival
Discover Fair Isle & the Shetland Islands

A very special sailing holiday, from the beautiful working port of Scalloway we sail the first day, weather permitting, to St Ninians Tombolo, an anchor bay with a beautiful sandy beach connection. The next day we will then cross to Fair Isle.

Fair Isle is a highlight where we stay a day for a walk along the spectacular north coast. The Bird Observatory has a relaxing little bar from where we have a nice view over the little harbour (with lots of seals) and where enthusiasts can learn more about all the special birds (such as e.g. the Puffin or Skua) that migrate or breed here. In the evening, we walk up the cliff from the harbour and can see hundreds of Puffins going ashore on their way to their nest. The lack of tourists allows us to approach them up to 2 metres, an unforgettable experience.

We then cross back to the Shetland Islands, to Grutness Voe, where we can take a nice walk to the cliff with great views over the Atlantic Ocean and Sumburg Head. Or to Jarlshof with prehistoric and Viking excavations. The final destination in the Shetland Islands depends on the wind, and we will end this sailing holiday in atmospheric Lerwick where we will dine out to conclude the sailing trip.

The above schedule depends on weather, wind and tide, we will deviate from it if necessary. Information on transfer options to the port of departure and from the port of arrival are available from us on request.

Category C: Shorter day distances and enough time for sightseeing with occasional extra trips.


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Frequently asked questions

If you are travelling alone and have not booked a private cabin, you will be accommodated in a shared cabin. Shared cabins are normally occupied separately by gender Only on the Belle Amie and Seatrips yachts there are sometimes mixed cabins.

Yes, this is possible. However, there is only one menu per day on the programme. Therefore, please let us know during your booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

In principle, all our trips are suitable for both experienced and novice sailors. The professional crew on board will teach you everything you need to know. In some cases (e.g. on Atlantic crossings) initial sailing experience may be an advantage/requirement. In this case, this will be clearly indicated in the cruise description.


Double cabin (up to 29 years)
Adult€ 1.049 p.p.
Double cabin (from 30 years)
Adult€ 1.165 p.p.
Single cabin
Adult€ 1.864 p.p.
Board cash
Adult€ 85 p.p. (£ 70)

Included in price

Accommodation on board in double cabins
Personnel costs for skipper and sailor
Bed linen & towels

Not included in price

Board cash (for food & drink on board, fuel, water, shore power, harbour fees, tourist tax)
Food & drinks ashore
Travel to/from the port of departure
Travel/cancellation insurance

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