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What will happen after I have booked a voyage?

You will be asked to pay a deposit to confirm the booking and informed when the full payment will be due. You will also be asked to return a personal details form for each member of the crew, which will tell us about any special dietary or medical requirements and enable us to produce an emergency contact list.

Leaders of group bookings will normally be contacted by the skipper a couple of weeks ahead of your trip to answer any questions and discuss special requirements, your time of arrival at the departure port, and the plan for the voyage.

If you have booked an international voyage, we will provide you with an information pack containing recommended travel arrangements to get to/from the boat and any other pertinent details; e.g. the Tall Ships in port programme, etc.

Crew ae supervised by our professionally qualified afterguardWill my son/daughter be safe?

We pride ourselves on our excellent safety record, which is a result of the ongoing risk assessment of our activities and thorough training of afterguard. We abide by all relevant legislation and the requirements of The Scout Association where these are higher, including in relation to Child Protection. Read more about safety precautions and training via the link below.

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Who is responsible for the boat and crew during the voyage?

The skipper has overall responsibility for the vessel and its crew for the duration of the trip. He/she is assisted by one or more appropriately qualified mates, and the boat maintains regular contact with a shore contact in the UK. Our afterguard are all experienced and professionally qualified sailors - even though they give up their time on a voluntary basis. Their commercially-endorsed sailing qualifications include training in first aid, sea survival and regular medical checks.All have undergone CRB and other pre-appointment checks in accordance with The Scout Association safeguarding processes.

How do I contact Adventures Offshore?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Need to get hold of us in an emergency? Please call the office - there is an answer phone with details of how to contact us outside of office hours.

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How can I help my son/daughter/group prepare for their voyage?

No experience is necessary for any of our voyages, but crew may want to undertake some preparation before they come - particularly if they are intending to use the trip towards an award such as the Queen’s Scout Award or Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, or if they want to work towards their RYA Competent Crew qualification. More details via the link below.

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This page aims to provide all that you will need to know if you are bringing a group sailing with us, or sending your son/daughter on a voyage. Please contact us with any further questions.

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