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Voyage Number Vessel Starting Port Ending Port
EDA317 Eda Frandsen Falmouth, UK Mallaig
Booking fee Voyage duration Start date and time End date and time
GBP £20.00 9 days
15/04/2017 - 15:00 to 24/04/2017 - 09:30
15/04/2017 - 15:00 to 24/04/2017 - 09:30
Berth Type Availability Price Special Price
Per Person Fully booked GBP £995.00 n/a
Voyage Description:

Explore the West Coast of England and Scotland under sail

 A nine day adventure holiday as voyage crew aboard 56ft gaff cutter Eda Frandsen. You will meet Eda Frandsen in Falmouth to start your fantastic Celtic Sea adventure to Mallaig. Experience great sailing, visit some fantastic destinations along the coasts of Britain and Ireland and experience stunning sunsets over the horizon. 

Passage Making and Experience

No sailing experience is necessary as you will be given full training so you can be an active part of the crew. However, this is a passage trip and will involve extended time at sea, including night sailing. This voyage is suitable for adventurous beginners or those with more experience and a sense of adventure.

Getting There and Away

The voyage starts at 3pm and Falmouth is easily reached by mainline train or bus routes, as well as regular flights to Newquay. Upon leaving Mallaig there are regular trains or buses to Glasgow during the day, a beautiful trip in itself is heading through the Scottish Highlands and valleys after a great voyage.

After safety briefings and training you have plenty of open water in Falmouth Bay to get your sea legs and beautiful scenery along the West Cornwall Coast to enjoy before you head around Lizard Point and west to Lands End.

If the weather bodes well it is possible that Eda Frandsen may call breifly in the Isles of Scilly.

Pembrokeshire, Ireland and the Isle of Man

Once past the tip of Lands’ End, a trip to the Isles of Scilly might be included if  the weather suits. You will cross the Bristol Channel and then enter the Irish Sea. The options of where to go will suddenly multiply. You could cross almost due west and head for Kinsale or Cork in Southern Ireland. You may go north up the coast of Wales and look into Tremadog Bay and Harlech Castle. On the Irish side Wicklow and Dun Laoghaire are good possibilities and the crack is always good beside the waters of the Liffey, famous for its input into Guinness.  

Great Customer Care -Three Crew and only 8 Guests

No experience is necessary as you will learn the ropes and receive full instruction from our professional crew who have worked with many newcomers to sailing. We love sharing our passion for Eda and traditional sailing and you will be assured of a truly hands on sailing experience. Traditional Sailing boats like Eda are powered by the wind, but to harness it requires quite a bit of satisfying physical effort and teamwork. There are no winches on board, so you soon get to know your fellow guests as you haul on blocks and tackles. Hoist sails, raise the anchor and steer Eda in some great scenic waters whilst receiving admiring glances by other boat users, or enjoy the solitude of Western Scotland where you may have the whole seascape to yourselves.

Plentiful Wildlife & Rich Ecosystem

During the voyage, you are likely to stop en-route a few times, but given the nature of the voyage it is not possible to predict where, until much nearer the time, with an accurate weather forecast in hand. If winds are favourable, perhaps you’ll head around the stunning west coast of Ireland, or head south through the North Channel, past the Isle of Man, visiting the small ports and fishing villages on the northern Irish coast, or the charming Pembrokeshire shores. Great company, fantastic sailing and seabirds that fly alongside and dolphins jumping in the bow waves.

Western Scotland is a rich marine ecosystem which offers fantastic seafood and wildlife watching from the sea eagles of Mull to the dolphins and whales that cruise the deep waters between the Western Isles. The voyage ends in Oban for Port information and other holiday and travel ideas see the end port details page.


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