19th October 2022 to 1st November 2022

Tall Ship: Portland to Lisbon Ocean Expedition

From £995 per person

Deposit Deposit 25%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
Join our extraordinary tall ship’s mixed-ability crew for an epic 1,200 nautical mile sailing challenge!
Clear
Suited to
Wheelchair friendly, Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
Open to all levels of sailing and physical ability
Nights onboard
13
Vessel type
Three masted tall ship (Barque). Purpose built to take able bodied and disabled travellers to sea on equal terms. She has been delivering freedom, fun and adventure for everyone ever since the year 2000.
Vessel length
65m
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
There are bunks in the fo’c’sle for the majority of the crew and eight cabins amidships for wheelchair users and their buddies.
Insurance Required
Yes

Join our extraordinary tall ship’s mixed-ability crew for an epic 1,200 nautical mile sailing challenge!

13 nights: 19 October - 01 November 2022

£995 per person

*All voyage crew spaces are subsidised through the continuous fundraising of this charity. If you feel that you qualify for a further subsidy on your berth, please contact our team.

Sailing out of the Jurassic Coast port of Portland (Weymouth), we’ll be heading out of the English Channel and Western Approaches. Then the challenge really begins as we sail southwards towards the sunnier climate of Lisbon. A passage across the Bay of Biscay is a true test to discover your capabilities

Our departure will be from Portland (Weymouth) along the Jurassic Coast, heading out of the English Channel and Western Approach. You’ll learn how to handle sails, keep watch, helm the ship, climb the rigging and more.

As we sail southward toward the sunnier climate of Lisbon, the challenge really begins. During a passage across the Bay of Biscay, you will discover your capabilities, develop your resilience and form strong friendships with other members of our inclusive team. You can trust our Captain to make the most of emerging weather patterns and design an exciting trip.

On this 14-day sailing trip, explore spectacular scenery that is inaccessible on land while experiencing true freedom. On the way, even those who have sailed with us before will discover their own and others’ abilities and potential. One thing is for certain, the weather will be warmer at the end of the voyage than where you started!

  • All meals and drinks on board (except drinks and snacks from the bar)
  • All bedding
  • Heavy-duty wet weather gear and boots
  • Deck harnesses
  • Climbing harness
  • Visits to restaurants, museums, galleries etc during the trip.
  • Drinks and snacks from the bar.
  • Travel to and from the vessel.

Sailing on equal terms

The vessel has been designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail the ship on as near equal terms as possible.

Onboard there is a ‘buddy system”. People are buddied up, usually in able-bodied/physically disabled pairs, to give help and assistance as and when needed. The system, which is a two-way process, has been in operation since the ship’s first voyage and epitomises the inclusive ethos of the ship. It has led to many enduring friendships contributing to the voyage crew’s enjoyment of the voyage. The permanent crew decide the pairings shortly before sailing.

Open to people with severe disabilities

The ship is designed to cater for people with severe disabilities. People with severe disabilities will come with their own buddy, someone who knows them, is used to caring for them and is familiar with their needs.

Speak with us to discuss your requirements.

Open to beginner sailors.

Open to solo travellers.

Port of Portland (Weymouth)

Lisbon, Portugal

Our departure will be from Portland (Weymouth) along the Jurassic Coast, heading out of the English Channel and Western Approach. You’ll learn how to handle sails, keep watch, helm the ship, climb the rigging and more.

As we sail southward toward the sunnier climate of Lisbon, the challenge really begins. During a passage across the Bay of Biscay, you will discover your capabilities, develop your resilience and form strong friendships with other members of our inclusive team. You can trust our Captain to make the most of emerging weather patterns and design an exciting trip.

On this 14-day sailing trip, explore spectacular scenery that is inaccessible on land while experiencing true freedom. On the way, even those who have sailed with us before will discover their own and others’ abilities and potential. One thing is for certain, the weather will be warmer at the end of the voyage than where you started!

We recommend that you bring the following items:

Paperwork

Passport (Even voyages with UK departure and arrival ports usually call into at least one foreign port during a voyage)
Joining instructions (please leave a copy with your next of kin)
Insurance policy
Your return air ticket if you are joining or leaving the ship outside the UK.
RYA Log book (if you have one)
Duke of Edinburgh Record Book, if you are taking part at the Gold Award level only.
Medical supplies and aids

Please bring sufficient for the voyage and your journey. If you are flying to join the ship we suggest you pack your medicines in your hand baggage – but please check current airport security regulations.
Earplugs/Eye mask

If you think your sleep might be disturbed by the noise of the generator engine or lights.
Spectacles/ Sunglasses

 With a cord to keep them safe
Toiletries

Enough for the whole voyage.
High factor sun cream
Mosquito repellent.
There are 240v sockets for razors and hairdryers
Towels

You will need to bring your own towels (including one for swimming if you plan to swim)
Shoes

Soft-soled shoes – deck shoes or trainers. In warm weather, sandals are fine, but not flip-flops. If you have your own oilskins and sea boots bring them along!
Gloves

You will be handling ropes so sailing or other non-slip gloves will be useful.
Water Bottles

It is useful but not essential to bring a water bottle with you, especially on trips in warm climates, in order to keep hydrated.
Money

Sterling – to use in the bar for drinks, crisps, chocolate and to buy souvenirs in the shop.
UK Voyages usually call into a European port so you will need Euros.
Canary Island Voyages – Euros.
Caribbean Voyages – US$, East Caribbean $ and euros (many of the Caribbean Islands are French).
For countries outside the EU – local currency.
On leaving the Caribbean you may be charged $50 departure tax at the airport.
Only Visa and Mastercard credit cards are accepted on board, although we would prefer cheques (sterling only).
We DO NOT accept: debit cards, Solo or Maestro on board.

Clothing

It can be noticeably cooler at sea than on land, especially at night. So come prepared.
Please bring enough clothing for the duration of the voyage as we are not able to do personal washing for you, except on ocean passage voyages and voyages of 2 weeks or more.
DO NOT BRING

Valuables – we do not have any lockable spaces on board.
Suitcases or rigid bags – your personal possessions must be brought in soft bags for ease of stowing.

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