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Orkney Sailing Adventure; Ullapool to Newcastle

  • Vessel: Blue Clipper
  • Where: Ullapool, Scotland
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Embark: Ullapool - 7 September 2022, 14:00
  • Disembark: Newcastle - 16 September 2022, 10:00
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth in Twin Cabin Ensuite£1,996.00 £499.00
Twin Cabin Ensuite (single occupancy)£2,994.00 £748.50

Join Blue Clipper as she sails from Ullapool to Newcastle and takes guests on a tall ship sailing expedition. A great voyage to build your sea miles!

Join Blue Clipper for a tall ship adventure sailing holiday from Ullapool to Newcastle exploring the Outer Hebrides and the Orkney Islands along the way.

Life at Sea

Become a member of the crew for this 8-night sail from Ullapool, along the North coast of Scotland and the South to Newcastle, learning all the skills necessary to sail a 3 masted tall ship Schooner. By the end of the journey, you should be able to steer the ship, handle sails, keep a lookout, and assist in the day to day duties on board.

During this trip, you will develop a love of sailing, and the best way to make a start on any boat is to feel you are a vital and competent part of the crew.  We will teach you the seamanship skills of steering, setting sails, reefing, and tying knots with conviction! The skills you learn will be relevant for modern yachts, but you should also feel at home on traditional boats and tall ships with blocks and tackles.

There is a whole new language to learn and by the end of the week you won’t be fazed by terms like sheet, fender, windlass or ‘bear away’ and all the things that make going onboard a yacht a bit bewildering and intimidating. This adventure will require some full days at sea and maybe some overnight sailing if the weather dictates.

 

As with all Blue Clipper’s sailing holidays, your ticket price includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Soft Drinks. There are six ensuite twin cabins and one six-berth cabin with a shared bathroom.  All cabins have bedding and towels provided. 

Simply click “Enquire Now” to reserve your berth for five days whilst you sort your travel plans. No booking form or deposit is required until you are ready to book!

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Orkney Sailing Adventure; Ullapool to Newcastle7 September 202210£1,996.00Enquire now

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Tall Ship Sailing to the Outer Hebrides & St Kilda6 July 20229£2,058.00Enquire now
Tall Ship Sailing in the Hebrides16 July 20227£1,607.00Enquire now
Tall Ship Sailing; Skye & the Isle of Harris24 July 20227£1,607.00Enquire now
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Tall Ship Sailing around Skye & the Small Isles12 August 20227£1,607.00Enquire now
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Blue Clipper

Guest berths: 12 Rig: Gaff Schooner

Built-in Sweden in 1991, tall ship Blue Clipper is an impressive three-masted gaff rig schooner. With a clipper bow, original teak deck and elegant stern, she mixes a traditional tall ship feel with a relatively modern build giving guests an authentic experience with all the mod cons.

She has spent many years sailing all over the world from the Caribbean to the Arctic and is a frequent participant in the European Tall Ship regattas. Originally owned by the Brandy company Hennessy and named ‘Spirit of Hennessey, she appeared in many TV programmes and commercials before being privately bought in the late 90’s.

On deck, she boasts ample space for her guests to become fully immersed in hands-on sailing; heaving the ropes, hoisting the sails, learning ropes skills and even taking the helm. She has 3 kayaks and 3 paddle-boards for guest use while on anchor so you can explore even further inshore.

A spacious saloon, wheelhouse and galley also sit at deck level while below decks has been well-considered with six ensuite cabins a family cabin that sleeps six. All cabins have a porthole for natural light and heating/air conditioning.

Read more about Life on Board Blue Clipper here.

In 2016 she started her new life with her current owner and now spends her summers sailing Northern Europe and Scotland and the Hebrides and her winters chasing the Caribbean sunshine.

More about Blue Clipper

FAQ

  • What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Blue Clipper?

    There are currently no Test & Sail policies in place for the 2022 season.

  • Are all meals included?

    Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks) Generally, alcohol is not included; *One glass of wine is included with your evening meal on leisure voyages (not expedition/crossings)

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Yes, please let us know when making your booking.

  • Do I need to tip the crew?

    Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!

  • What language is spoken onboard?

    English

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    6x Twin Ensuite, 1x six-berth family cabin

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    9 in total. All Cabins are Ensuite aside from the six-berth that shares a bathroom.

  • Is there an age limit?

    Over 12's ideally but please check in the over for ages between 12-18 years.

  • Is there WIFI?

    No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?

    Yes - please bring EU adaptors.

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes.

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    No

  • Do I need sailing experience?

    No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and a want to get actively involved.

  • Will I be sea sick?

    Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.

Locations

From: Ullapool

To: Newcastle

Ullapool

BY RAIL:

Garve is Ullapool’s closest station. Trains run 1 – 4 times a day from Inverness to Garve. Inverness has good rail and air links from the rest of the UK.

BY AIR:

Inverness Airport is about 1 hour 30 minutes to Ullapool by taxi. There are direct flights to Inverness from the major London airports.

STAY IN ULLAPOOL:

There are plenty of places to stay in Ullapool. Try Creagan Guesthouse, Rosslyn Cottage or Harbour House.

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