This epic voyage will stretch you physically, and mentally and take you to places that very few people have seen let alone sailed. Polar bears, seals, walruses, whales – Narwhale, Beluga, and bowheads are a few of the animals you might see.
49 Nights: 28 June - 16 August 2025
This really is the expedition of a lifetime. Since the Northwest Passage was first crossed in 1906, less than 100 sailing vessels have successfully navigated it. We are now preparing an expedition to attempt it during 2024 or 2025 using a purpose-prepared expedition yacht, led by the experienced expedition leader, Jim Dobie.
The Northwest Passage is a true test - 900miles across and less than 1,200miles from the North Pole, we will cross from the Atlantic to the Pacific, threading our way through the constantly shifting ice floes and narrow sea passages that make this one of the last great exploration trips on the planet.
As it's such a unique, intense and specialist expedition all crew will require training and experience of sailing in the Arctic. We will be arranging expeditions to Norway, Svalbard, Iceland, and Greenland as 'preparation' trips in early 2024
We are not taking bookings yet, but if you want to be kept informed of progress you can use the "Book now" button to register your interest and be kept informed as the plans come together.
OBAN – SCOTLAND
A hugely experienced Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Examiner who has sailed almost every ocean of the world, leading expeditions to some of the remotest places including the Galapagos, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Tasmania. Jim is experienced, not only on, but also under water, as a Scuba Diving Instructor delivering expeditions to the Great Barrier Reef, Oceania and Asia. Jim has a long history of successful race campaigns including skipper for the 09-10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, competed in five Sydney to Hobart races, two Fastnet races, Round Britain and Ireland Race and many other offshore race events.
Jim will be supported by a fully qualified first mate on the trip
OBAN – SCOTLAND