FAQs

Where will I sleep? 

If sailing aboard Lady of Avenel, you will be given a berth in a double cabin. Bunks are comfortable and sizeable. Cabins are allocated on a same-sex basis - if you are travelling with someone else it is possible to reserve a cabin, subject to availability. 

If assigned to Volharding, you will be given a berth in a double or perhaps in one triple cabin. Cabins are allocated on a same-sex basis - if you are travelling with someone else it is possible to reserve a cabin, subject to availability. 

If sailing aboard Swan, you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. Bunks on here are the fishing-boat style 'hole-in-the-wall', arranged around the saloon area; you will have a curtain to offer privacy.

What will I eat? 

Scotland is famous for its produce and we will have a full-time chef on board who will prepare meals making full use of the exceptional ingredients available to us.

Will I get seasick?

On music trips, we aim to be anchored in a sheltered spot every night. Some of the longer passage voyages (Orkney to the West Coast, or Mallaig to Ullapool) may include one night passage - contact us for more info.

On these trips we aim to prioritise the music over making any heroic sea crossings. This means that crossings or time spent in open water is limited - if you do feel queasy, it will not be for long!

What footwear should I bring?

If you're on Lady of Avenel, we'd recommend either hiking boots or work boots (waterproof) to wear on deck. Yacht-style boots or wellies aren't necessary on our deck and yacht boots can actually be very slippery.

We'd then recommend a pair of trainers or smarter functional shoes for going ashore (your hiking boots may be better for the wilder places we visit). 

Sometimes we land on beaches from the dinghy - then, we recommend stepping ashore barefoot (or a pair of sandals that can get wet), and putting your shoes on once you're ashore.

Is there a bar on board?

Yes - the ship has a bar, which runs on an honesty system - simply put a mark next to your name if you take a drink; and pay at the end of the trip. The bar is not run for profit - we only aim to make enough to replenish stock. at present, prices of £3.00 for any alcoholic drink, or £1.00 for a soft drink, allow us to do this.

You are welcome to bring your own preferred drink as well - we don't operate like a licensed premises.

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