Booking a voyage

Voyage programme 2020

 Dates, places, and availability
 How to book a voyage - including booking forms
 Terms and conditions (pdf)
 Privacy notices - what happens to your information if you book

COVID-19 update
It is not yet clear when we will be able to start running voyages again, but we would like to encourage bookings as much as possible so that as soon as it is safe to sail again, we can get as many young people as possible on board. We realise that the current uncertainty makes it difficult for people to plan, so we can announce that from 20th March 2020, any NEW deposits received for voyages will be held and if your chosen voyage is unable to go ahead, you will be able to transfer that deposit to any suitable later voyage, even if that happens to be in 2021, and if this proves completely impossible, your deposit will be refunded in full. This means that you can book voyages now with complete security.

Further down this page is the 2020 voyage programme, with dates and details of start and finish ports.

The programme does not tell you where a voyage is likely to go between start and finish ports. This is very dependent on the weather, but also on the young people in the crew. Some want to do long-distance adventures and are keen to sail all night in difficult conditions, others want a gentler introduction to sailing. Some groups have passports, others don't; some crews are fit and confident, others include young people with special needs. The decision about where to go therefore depends on you - we don't decide in advance.

Where voyages are marked "enquiry" on the programme, it means that someone has made an intial bid for a full-boat booking but nothing has been confirmed and no deposit has yet been paid, so if you really want that voyage - or a change to the programme that might require an alteration to that voyage - please ask. We will then go back to the original client and see if they want to confirm - if not, you may be able to book the voyage. "Reserved" means a deposit has been paid and we are just waiting for the full fee - it is harder, though not always impossible, to amend a reserved voyage.

Any light blue voyage with "15" in the "berths available" column is still open for a full-boat group booking. The normal number of places available to book on a voyage is 15, but where a group includes people with complex needs or behaviour, we may restrict numbers to 12 in order to ensure a higher staffing ratio - this can be agreed with group clients on a voyage-by-voyage basis. .

Yellow rows are mixed voyages open to individual bookings, showing the number of berths still available. See here for more details about each voyage as we generally try to divide people into broadly compatible groups - we wouldn't want to book a 12-year old on a week where everyone else is 18 or over, for example..

Voyage start and finish times may vary, so do confirm these with the office, but in general, UK-based voyages will start at 2pm on the first day and end at 12 noon on the last day, except for weekends which normally run from 8pm Friday to 5pm Sunday, and voyages at the start of half-term which may begin at 8pm on the Friday to make the most of the time available. With overseas voyages we aim to be flexible and will discuss start and finish times with clients with the aim of fitting in with flights, ferries etc.

Please note that whether or not voyages start and/or finish outside the UK, we may also visit other countries (generally France). Passports and any necessary visas will be required, unless it is specifically agreed with a client that a particular voyage will be UK-only. This is normally straightforward with group bookings.

Contact the office to make a booking.

Raise And Sail - OYT South's website for young people wanting to raise money in order to sail with us.

2020 Voyage Programme (last updated 30th June 2020)
(Colour key for restricted voyages)
Adult voyage (18+). May also be suitable as a training / selection voyage for prospective sailing volunteers.
Prospective clients, donors and supporters (18+)
Open to individual young people rather than organised groups - see here for more details
Young people aged 12-25

* Pricing policy: Ocean Youth Trust South seeks to make our voyages affordable for as many young people as possible. We therefore aim to cover 50% of the cost of all voyages through our own fundraising and donations. Almost all crew members aged 12-25 will be eligible for the reduced Standard Crew Price. Additional bursaries may also be available - contact the office for details. The cost per person of running the voyage is given for information.

Voyage No. Start date End date Nights on board Start port Finish port Cost per person of running voyage *Standard crew price per person Berths available
P20-01 23-Mar 27-Mar 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405  
P20-02 27-Mar 29-Mar 2 Southampton Southampton £410 £205  
P20-03 30-Mar 3-Apr 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405  
P20-04 4-Apr 9-Apr 5 Southampton Southampton £1,010 £505  
P20-05 10-Apr 14-Apr 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 / £305  
P20-06 15-Apr 19-Apr 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405  
P20-08 21-Apr 26-Apr 5 Southampton Southampton £1,010 £505  
P20-09 27-Apr 1-May 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405  
P20-10 2-May 2-May 0 Southampton Southampton      
P20-11 3-May 3-May 0 Southampton Southampton      
P20-13 5-May 10-May 5 Cowes Cowes £1,010 £505  
P20-14 11-May 15-May 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405  
P20-17 18-May 22-May 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405  
P20-18 22-May 26-May 4 Southampton Southampton £780 £390  
P20-19 27-May 31-May 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405  
P20-20 1-June 5-June 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405  
P20-22 7-June 12-June 5 Southampton Poole £1,010 £505  
P20-24 15-June 19-June 4 Poole Southampton £810 £405  
P20-25 20-June 25-June 5 Southampton Southampton £1,010 £505  
P20-26 26-June 26-June 0 Southampton Southampton £270 £135  
P20-27 27-June 27-June 0 Southampton Southampton      
P20-28 28-June 28-June 0 Southampton Southampton      
P20-29a 29-June 3-July 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405  
P20-30 6-July 12-July 6 Southampton Brixham £1,190 £595  
P20-32 14-July 20-July 6 Brixham Brixham £1,190 £595  
P20-33 21-July 25-July 4 Brixham Brixham £810 £405  
P20-34a 26-July 31-July 5 Brixham Brixham £1,010 £505  
P20-34b 1-Aug 7-Aug 6 Brixham Brixham £1,190 £595 6 *
P20-34c 8-Aug 14-Aug 6 Brixham Southampton £1,190 £595 6 *
P20-35 15-Aug 21-Aug 6 Southampton Dartmouth £1,190 £595  
P20-36 22-Aug 27-Aug 5 Dartmouth Poole £1,010 £505 Up to 9 tbc *
P20-37 28-Aug 2-Sept 5 Poole Southampton £1,010 £505 7 *
P20-39 4-Sept 8-Sept 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Reserved
P20-40 9-Sept 13-Sept 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Reserved
P20-41 14-Sept 18-Sept 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405  
P20-42 19-Sept 19-Sept 0 Southampton Southampton     At least 3
P20-43 20-Sept 20-Sept 0 Southampton Southampton     At least 3
P20-44 21-Sept 25-Sept 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Reserved
P20-45 26-Sept 29-Sept 3 Southampton Southampton £620 £310 Reserved
P20-46 30-Sept 4-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 tbc **
P20-47 5-Oct 9-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Reserved
P20-48 9-Oct 11-Oct 2 Southampton Southampton £410 £205 At least 3*
P20-49 12-Oct 17-Oct 5 Southampton Southampton £1,010 £505 15
P20-51 19-Oct 23-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 15
P20-52 23-Oct 27-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £780 £390 At least 1 or 2 *
P20-53 28-Oct 1-Nov 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Reserved

* Individual bookings - this means we are happy to include people who know each other, but this is also an ideal voyage for people who are not coming as part of an organised group and are happy to sail with new people and hopefully make friends!

** ASTO Small Ships race









“I have learned new skills and have made new friends and now I can get up in the morning!" Gavin, aged19