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Dublin (IE) - Scrabster (GB)

29 July - 08 August 2023

10 days, Thalassa

From € 1200,-

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Thalassa:
Dublin (IE) - Scrabster (GB)

29 July - 08 August 2023

A Scottish expedition. Step on board the Thalassa in Dublin, Ireland, before making your way to the Hebrides. VIsit St. Kilda (winds permitting) and then sail on to the Orkneys before disembarking in Scrabster, the northernmost port on the Scottish mainland. Nature, impressive views, wild animals, birds, castles and abbeys, that is in a nutshell what you can expect during this trip. Places that are normally difficult or impossible to reach await you travel on board of Thalassa. Their residents will welcome you with Scottish heartiness. Enjoy the many sea birds during sailing, including northern gannets, puffins and guillemots. Dolphins and whale sharks also join us often whilst sailing. Open to all Windseekers over 15 years of age.

Ports

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. It is located on the east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland’s main city. The city has many landmarks and monuments dating back hundreds of years that you can visit. Walk through one of the many parks Dublin offers; it has more green spaces per square kilometer than any other European capital city. Try a Guiness in an Irish pub, brewed in Dublin since 1759. Cheers!

Scrabster is a small but town on the north coast of Scotland. Conveniently located on the Thurso Bay, the settlement dates back to the Vikings. Nowadays it’s a gateway to the Orkney Islands by ferry, and a bustling fishing port.

  • Dublin (IE)

  • Scrabster (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 29 July 2023 - 8 August 2023
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

    Boukje (15), Netherlands

You sail on the Thalassa

Tall Ship Thalassa
Shipping type: Barquentine
Homeport: Harlingen (NL)
Date built: 1980
Trainees: 30
Length: 47m
Height of mast: 35m
Sail: 800m2

Race in style. The Baltic is the Thalassa's home ground, but this ship is more than capable to sail every imaginable sea. The 3-masted Tall Ship is super strong and seaworthy, and can sail up to 13 knots. In any …

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Windseeker logs

  • Morgenster EU-Exchange 1

    Morgenster, July 2015

    Belfast - Alesund

    – by Jack (20) and Arnoud (27)

    Our final day in the harbour was marked by a delightfully late breakfast, allowing everybody a proper recovery from the festivities of the prior day. The day was marked by the first happy hour of the journey, where every watch …

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  • This is Where I Belong

    Oosterschelde, 2013

    Sailing from Maurituis to Australia

    – by Hannah Hurford

    When I found out that you could still sail traditional ships I remember thinking: a) this is probably a joke, and b) why have I not done it yet? I had experience sailing on yachts and dinghies but with an interest in naval …

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STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.