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Voyage to Rockall

£1745 Per person

Deposit £500. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
Our Voyage to Rockall 2020 sold out in record time, so we’re planning another visit 2 years later!
Pay a deposit of £500.00 per item
Suited to
Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
Challenging - good level of fitness recommended for climbing the rock
Nights onboard
6
Vessel type
1903 Tall Ship
Vessel length
39.5m
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Twin or quad cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

Experience life on a tall ship and get your adrenaline pumping in this offshore adventure to the uninhabited islet of Rockall

6 nights: May 2022

£1,745 per person

After our Voyage to Rockall 2020 sold out in record time, we are planning another visit in 2022. 

Venture to where few have been before and climb Rockall, the small uninhabited rock in the North Atlantic Ocean. Marking the start of a new partnership between Kraken Travel and Lupine Travel, you will venture along stunning coastlines and rugged archipelagos to reach the famous islet.

Situated 163 nautical miles west of Scotland, this granite islet is one of the most challenging places in the world to get ashore. Get to know your crew and immerse yourself in life on board as you experience the thrill of sailing a 1903 tall ship offshore, with practice in helming, trimming the sails, and navigation.

Sailing west from Oban, you will view the towering sea cliffs of St Kilda from the vantage point of the incredible tall ship before reaching Rockall. In groups, you will make your way over to the rock with your experienced guides, climbing onto the rocky slopes for this adrenaline-pumping experience. Sailing from the rock, you will explore the stunning Outer Hebrides before returning to Oban. This is a trip you will never forget.

We will sail west from Oban, Scotland, on the Tall Ship, and depending on the forecast, visit St. Kilda either before or after Rockall. Once off Rockall, we will in groups descend the ship onto the RIB and make our way over to the rock. Our experienced guide, Nick, as well as another climber, will land first and affix a wire mountaineering ladder to the rock to aid those landing in the process of scrambling up the slippery, rocky slopes.

Once everyone who wanted to step foot on Rockall has done so – or if weather has stopped us from doing so – we’ll sail back through the stunning Hebredies to Oban.

  • All charges regarding port fees, tourists fees and fuel expenses.
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Full board, including coffee, tea, milk and juice at all meals.
  • The use of a zodiac for landings
  • The crew: captain, cook, first mate and deckhands
  • Transport to and from the vessel
  • Personal expenses ashore
  • Food ashore
  • Fees for events that take place outside the ship.
  • Beverages besides the included drinks during the meals.

Landing on Rockall is extremely challenging and will require you to be in good physical condition. Therefore we have enlisted the guidance of Nick Hancock for this trip. Nick currently holds the record for the longest time spent on Rockall, 43 consecutive days, during his 2014 fundraising challenge for Help for Heroes. Nick also holds the joint record for most number of landings on Rockall, and this trip will give him the record. Nick is also a qualified Mountain Leader, something that will be useful in our attempt to scramble up the rock. There will also be a member of the press travelling on the trip, the current candidate has summited Everest so will also be in a position to assist.

On top of this, there will be a member of staff from each of Lupine and Kraken to provide various other assistance. After all of the above staff, the trip will have a maximum of 18 places available to book onto. Thus, there will be a total occupancy of 27 people about the ship.

Disclaimer: This is not a trip where a landing can be guaranteed, weather and sea conditions play a big aspect in whether it will be possible to land or not. Many expeditions out to Rockall have failed or ended with people settling for swimming up to the rock in rough seas and making do by placing a hand on it. There is also the possibility that half of the group may be able to land, and some may not if there is a sudden change in conditions. In any of these situations, a refund will not be possible. In other words, this trip is an attempt to land, and not a guaranteed landing. If this doesn’t feel like a good fit for you, then we advise you not to join the trip. If, on the other hand, this all seems like a great adventure, even if we don’t make it, we’d love to have you aboard.

Arrive Oban, Scotland

Depart from Oban, Scotland

We will sail west from Oban, Scotland, on the Tall Ship, and depending on the forecast, visit St. Kilda either before or after Rockall. Once off Rockall, we will in groups descend the ship onto the RIB and make our way over to the rock. Our experienced guide, Nick, as well as another climber, will land first and affix a wire mountaineering ladder to the rock to aid those landing in the process of scrambling up the slippery, rocky slopes.

Once everyone who wanted to step foot on Rockall has done so – or if weather has stopped us from doing so – we’ll sail back through the stunning Hebredies to Oban.

Full kit list TBC

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