Explore The Faroe Islands
- Vessel: Cherokee
- Where: Faroe Islands
- Duration: 8 days
- Embark: Tørshavn - 3 July 2019, 18:00
- Disembark: Tørshavn, The Faroe Islands - 10 July 2019, 11:00
Join Cherokee in the Faroe Islands, a truly unique sailing area, with fantasy-like landscapes, dramatic cliffs and beautiful waterfalls.
Often referred to as ‘little Iceland’, the Faroes possess a magic and charm of their own, completely unspoilt and untamed. There are several islands and inlets where Cherokee can sail, even with bad weather! The weather is notoriously interchangeable, the landscape dramatically eye-catching and the nesting seabird colonies are the densest in the world. It is no wonder that this remote cluster of isles is a draw for hikers and bird watchers worldwide and exploring them by boat remains the best way to discover otherwise inaccessible beauty spots
The Faroe Islands is made up of 18 islands of volcanic geology. With a landscape that sits somewhere between Fair Isle and the Isle of Skye – rough, desolate and breathtaking cliff faces impress from both water and land. There is an abundance of wildlife, houses with grass roofs and, with a bit of luck, Cherokee may encounter whales or walruses.
This is a voyage of exploration, and Cherokee will take you to as many islands as possible (depending on the weather!). The breathtaking bird cliffs of Vestmanna will be a must-see, with its grottos where you are almost guaranteed sightings of Puffins, Guillemots, Fulmars and Kittiwakes. There are frequent encounters with Common, Bottlenose & Whitebeak dolphins on board these trips, and Risso & Whitesided dolphins are also occasionally sighted. Basking sharks have been scarce the last few years but are still seen and seem to be returning – and we know the hot spots! There are plenty of whales in this part of the world too. Our most common encounters are with Minke – Humpbacks are a less frequent visitor, while the real star of the show is the resident pod of Orca if you’re lucky enough to see them gliding through the water. So keep your eyes peeled and have your binoculars at the ready!
If the conditions allow, Cherokee will sail past the impressive Stack Drangarnir, with its many surrounding rocks and islands. There are also optional sightseeing trips on land, such as a bus trip up to the stunning waterfall of Gasadalur, or a walk up to some of the viewpoints on the island where you can try and spot Cherokee in the harbour below. During the nights, the vessel will spend her time in port or at anchor, so every morning and evening guests can go ashore to explore – and as the Faroe Islands are so far north, there are very few dark hours so there’s plenty of time for it!
Jouke the Skipper has sailed these waters for a few years now so has a good knowledge of the hotspots off the beaten track. His crew are able to sail the boat without guest input but they are more than happy and willing for guests to get involved! The onboard chef will bring you breakfast, lunch and tea included in your ticket price so climb aboard for great food, exhilarating sailing and wonderful wildlife
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Explore The Faroe Islands||25 June 2019||9||£1,150||Enquire now|
|Explore The Faroe Islands||3 July 2019||8||£1,150||Enquire now|
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Cutter
In 2008, Jouke Lemmer purchased Cherokee after spending years sailing his father’s ship amongst others. The youngest in our fleet, Cherokee was built in 2000 by award-winning boat builders J & J design. A year after buying her, Jouke refitted Cherokee radically, transforming her into a truly comfortable charter vessel, giving her a cutter rig and space for a generator so as to offer his passengers power and hot showers!
She is a fast, 16m vessel with a stunning teak deck and spacious cockpit, and she operates with two crew members (her skipper and the bosun/chef). Cherokee is exceptionally good at what she was built to do – pure sailing.
Jouke sails his ship all over the northern hemisphere, leaving Cherokee’s home port of Rotterdam in May and sailing over to the Channel Islands, the Faroe Islands and the Shetlands before making the journey back to Holland in October. Join him and his wonderful ship for the adventure of a lifetime – think exhilarating sailing, bucket list destinations and top notch hospitality.More about Cherokee
- Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
- Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
- What language is spoken on board?
Dutch and English.
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
Cherokee has two twin berth cabins and two double berth cabins for guests.
- How many toilet/showers does she have?
Cherokee has two toilet/shower rooms.
- Do I need sailing experience?
Not at all. Some of Cherokee's voyages are more suited to sail training (i.e. less time for shore visits), but the majority are gentle sailing.
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
- Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes charging facilities are available when the generator is running.
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are Waterproofs provided?
You can hire Sailing suits for £35 for the week.
- 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.
To: Tørshavn, The Faroe Islands