Zuza

Zuza is an adventure vessels based out of Oban. This all female crewed boat has an interesting history in marine research and is a purpose-built liveaboard so guests travel in style and comfort with delicious food and plenty of spaces to relax and enjoy the views.

Zuza, although only built in 1998, has plenty of history. After being launched in South Africa the British Royal Geographical Society chose Zuza to be an offshore base for an international marine research project off the east coast of Africa, where her features and reliability helped to facilitate groundbreaking research. This adventure vessel has a double hull and Bermudan Cutter rig, which makes her very smooth and steady on the water, and is easy for those that want to learn more about sailing or to just sit back and enjoy the ride in the comfort of the warm and dry wheelhouse.

Zuza has an all-female crew, lead by skipper Helen Walker, and spends her season sailing around the inner and outer Hebrides in Scotland. With trips to St Kilda, Mull, Jura, Barra, The Small Isles and Skye. If exploring hard to reach Scottish islands and wildlife watching is the sort of experience you are seeking, then Zuza is the boat for you!

This vessel accommodates eight guests with plenty of living room both on and below deck. Unusually for a vessel of this size, she has two lovely double-bedded cabins, which are often popular with guests travelling as couples. There are also another two twin berth cabins with bunk-bed style accommodation. The two shower rooms with toilets are close to all cabins in the middle of the ship. Zuza is a great fit for smaller group bookings and solo travellers, she has a comfortable saloon that is perfect for getting to know each other, trading sea-faring stories and enjoying some of the delicious food prepared by chef, Rachel. The saloon is adjacent to the well-equipped galley that serves as Rachel’s workstation, and there are lots of windows throughout to make the most of long summer evenings and wildlife watching with glass of chilled wine. Read more about Helen, the skipper and life on board Zuza as she cruises Scotland.

Take a look at this unique yacht and enjoy some big boat sailing!

 

Accommodation
  • Total number of berths : 12
  • Guest berths : 8
  • Number of bathrooms : 3
  • Smoking on board? : Ashore only
Particulars
  • Builder : Eraco
  • Year built : 1998
  • Displacement : 42 net tonnes
  • Length overall : 22m/72'
  • Draft : 1.95m/6'4"
  • Air draft : 26m/85'3"
  • Beam : 5m/16'4"
  • Rig : Bermudan Cutter
  • Number of sails : 3
  • Engine : 2 x STEYR Marine Diesel Engines, 150hp at 2100 rpm
  • Crew : 3
VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
Discover Mull & The Small Isles18 August 20187From £850Enquire now
Bank Holiday Mull Cruise25 August 20183From £375Enquire now
Explore the Outer Hebrides and the Shiants29 August 20187From £850Enquire now
Discover Mull & The Small Isles8 September 20187From £850Enquire now
Bank Holiday Weekend Discovering Mull15 September 20186From £650Enquire now
3 Day TrekSail Adventure in The Hebrides21 September 20183From £740Enquire now
Easter Weekend Hebridean Cruise19 April 20194Was From £650Now From £618Enquire now
Trek & Sail Weekend in The Hebrides26 April 20193From £740Enquire now
Bank Holiday Weekend Discovering Mull3 May 20194Was From £650Now From £618Enquire now
Discover Mull & The Small Isles11 May 20197Was From £850Now From £808Enquire now
Bank Holiday Weekend Discovering Mull24 May 20194Was From £650Now From £618Enquire now
Weekend Mull Cruise31 May 20193Was From £550Now From £523Enquire now
Expedition to St. Kilda5 June 201910Was From £1,350Now From £1,283Enquire now
Weekend Mull Cruise21 June 20193Was From £550Now From £523Enquire now
Explore the Outer Hebrides and the Shiants29 June 20197Was From £850Now From £808Enquire now
Explore Jura, Corryvreckan & Colonsay8 July 20197Was From £850Now From £808Enquire now
Expedition to St. Kilda17 July 201910Was From £1,350Now From £1,283Enquire now
Explore Jura, Corryvreckan & Colonsay27 July 20197Was From £850Now From £808Enquire now
Expedition to St. Kilda5 August 201910Was From £1,350Now From £1,283Enquire now
Discover Mull & The Small Isles17 August 20197Was From £850Now From £808Enquire now
Bank Holiday Mull Cruise24 August 20193Was From £375Now From £356Enquire now
Weekend Mull Cruise24 August 20193Was From £550Now From £523Enquire now
Explore the Outer Hebrides and the Shiants28 August 20197Was From £850Now From £808Enquire now
Explore Jura, Corryvreckan & Colonsay5 September 20197Was From £850Now From £808Enquire now
7 Day TrekSail Adventure in The Hebrides14 September 20197From £1,650Enquire now
Exploring the Canary Islands of Gomera & La Palma23 November 20197Was From £850Now From £808Enquire now
Whale watching and wildlife in the Canary Islands30 November 20197Was From £850Now From £808Enquire now
Exploring the Canary Islands of Gomera & La Palma7 December 20197Was From £850Now From £808Enquire now
Whale watching and wildlife in the Canary Islands14 December 20197Was From £850Now From £808Enquire now
Christmas in the Canary Islands21 December 20197Was From £850Now From £808Enquire now
New Year Celebrations in the Canary Islands28 December 20197Was From £850Now From £808Enquire now
Whale watching and wildlife in the Canary Islands4 January 20207From £850Enquire now
Exploring the Canary Islands of Gomera & La Palma11 January 20207From £850Enquire now
  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Yes we can - please let us know in advance of your trip

  • Can I charge my phone and camera?

    Yes we have charging outlets onboard - although mobile signal can be intermittent

  • What should a pack?

    I mix of warm and light clothes with a good pair of walking boots for exploring. See our kit list in your joining pack information.

  • What language is spoken on board?

    English predominantly

  • Will I get bitten by midges?

    The summer in Scotland brings midges which mostly are not a problem for guests as we anchor offshore far enough away for them not to bother us. We recommend you bring SMIDGE repellant just in case.

  • Do you have hairdryers on board?

    No we do not - but if you'd like to bring one please make sure it's travel hairdryer.

  • Will I be sea sick?

    Everyone reacts differently on a boat. Zuza has a double hull so is very steady and smooth to sail - which helps with the motion of the boat. We recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.

Skipper profile

Helen Walker

With untouched wildlife, dramatic coastlines and good food, skippering the Zuza is a dream come true for Helen.

Read Helen Walker's Adventure Logs
Life onboard

Zuza

Food is always a special occasion on board, guests can feast on fresh delicious meals after a day of exploring and recording sightings of seabirds, minke whales and dolphins.

Read Zuza's Adventure Logs
The History of

Zuza

Zuza is a 22m sailing vessel and despite being only just 20 years old has an interesting history in marine research.

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Destinations

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