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Crew aboard Ocean Scout after competing in a Tall Ships RaceAdventures Offshore offers a wide range of sailing opportunities each season, ranging from evening taster sessions to 7 day-plus international voyages and Tall Ships Races. Our sailing season normally extends from April to October, with day sails, weekend voyages & evening taster sails available in the spring and autumn months, and international trips during the summer period.

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The programme shown is our overall plan for the season, but we keep it as flexible as possible and are always willing to discuss alterations to the programme to suit your requirements. Subject to boat and afterguard availability, alternative weekend or weekday cruise dates can be arranged, together with day or evening ‘taster’ sails. For Scout and youth groups, an offshore sailing trip provides a very different experience "under canvas" for a summer camp. And as an RYA Recognised Teaching Establishment, we are able to offer practical sailing courses.

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Weekends, day sails & evening taster sails on the east coast

Please enquire about availability & flexible programme options.

Available April-June

Also available late season

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Late spring on the south coast

Following the success of our previous years ventures on the south coast, subject to levels of interest we are again considering spending some time based in Southampton, with voyages available in and around the Solent. For those looking to build miles, the delivery trips to/from Ipswich are also available.


Evenings & weekends in the Solent



Exact dates TBC



Flying Scotsman Cruise

Head northwards for over 340 miles from our home port of Ipswich, calling at Lowestoft, Whitby, Newcastle and Lindisfarne before your arrival in the Scottish capital. This is a fantastic opportunity to add some miles to your logbook!

17-24 July

7 days

Scottish Explorer

It;s some time since we were last in Scotland, so we’re making sure we’re exploring it thoroughly. This is the first of two voyages through Scottish waters, passing Aberdeen and Petershead on a voyage from Edinburgh to Inverness.

24-31 July

7 days

Mountains & Islands

This leg will complete our exploration of Scotland and promises some beautiful scenery as you pass through the Caledonian Canal from Inverness. Look out for Nessie, before calling at Fort William and Oban, then making the crossing to Northern Ireland and ending your voyage in Belfast.

31 July-7 August

7 days

Celtic Explorer Cruise

4 countries in just one week! After joining us in Belfast, venture across to the Isle of Man before returning to the western side of the Irish Sea and visiting the bustling Irish capital, Dublin. Your voyage ends in Wales - Milford Haven, on the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast.

7-14 August

7 days

Scillies & Cornish Explorer

Set sail from Milford Haven for the Isles of Scilly, an unusal archipelago sat just in the Atlantic 28 miles west of Land’s End. Then explore the southern coast of Cornwall, calling at Falmouth and covering over 200 miles, before finishing in the Devonshire port of Plymouth.

14-21 August

7 days

Devon & Channel Cruise

Board Ocean Scout or Offshore Scout in Plymouth, then set sail to explore the picturesque Devon coastline. Call at Salcombe and Dartmouth, before crossing the channel to our favourite fish & chip shop in Alderney! Your voyage will end with a second Channel crossing back to the Solent.

21-28 August

7 days

French Leave Cruise

Join us in the Solent for the final leg of our Round Britain voyage over a long weekend, calling at Boulogne in France and Ramsgate, before returning to our home port of Ipswich.

28-31 August

4 days


Weekends, day sails & evening taster sails

Please enquire about availability & flexible programme options

Available September-October

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For the summer of 2015 Adventures Offshore will offer something truly different. We’re excited to announce that Ocean Scout and Offshore Scout will spend July & August undertaking a circumnavigation of the UK in celebration of our island nation’s long seafaring tradition. Each leg of the voyage will transit a distinctively beautiful and historically important stretch of our coastline.

Our native coastline is among the most varied and beautiful environments anywhere in the world. Here is a unique opportunity to experience it to the full.

During the rest of the season (April to October), we will have on offer our usual selection of weekends,  extended Bank Holiday weekend voyages and evening/day taster sails.

Full details of our 2015 sailing programme >>
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