Booking a voyage

Voyage programme 2021

 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

We are hoping to be able to start running voyages again in late June, subject to any government guidelines which might affect our operations; and we are working to make our voyages as safe as possible.

One thing which is not yet clear is whether we will need to sail with reduced numbers of people on board to allow for some distancing. For that reason we are currently taking only a limited number of reservations per voyage, and the great majority of those places are being filled by clients who had booked 2020 voyages which were cancelled, most of whom asked us to transfer their payments to voyages in 2021.

If we are allowed to sail with greater numbers - perhaps even up to our maximum capacity of 15 young people per voyage - then the extra places on a number of voyages will be available for new bookings. If you want to be added to our waiting list for 2021 voyages, please email stating which voyage(s) you might be interested in, and your age, and we will let you know as soon as possible if we can offer you a place.

The programme below gives details of dates, prices and start and finish ports but 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. In 2021 we may also decide to restrict numbers per voyage to aid social distancing: we will discuss this with clients when booking.

Yellow rows are mixed voyages open to individual bookings, showing the number of berths still available. When indivduals contact us about booking, we will attempt to allocate people to broadly compatible groups depending on availability - 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 most cases, UK-based voyages will start at 4pm on the first day and end at 10am on the last day. There are some exceptions - for example, we can start earlier or finish later on voyages preceded or followed by a maintenance / cleaning day, and there may be differences with periods such as half-terms when we are trying to make the best use of limited time.

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.

2021 Voyage Programme (last updated 6th April 2021)
(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+) - sailing days and other events and shows
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
P21-26 25-June 25-June 0 Southampton Southampton £270 £135 Enquiry (group)
P21-27 26-June 30-June 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group)
P21-28 1-July 5-July 4 Southampton Poole £810 £405 Reserved
P21-29 6-July 10-July 4 Poole Brixham £810 £405 Enquiry (group)
P21-31 12-July 17-July 5 Brixham Brixham £1,010 £505 Enquiry (group)
P21-32 18-July 23-July 5 Brixham Brixham £1,010 £505 Up to 6
P21-33 24-July 31-July 7 Brixham Brixham £1,390 £695 Reserved
P21-34 1-Aug 7-Aug 6 Brixham Brixham £1,190 £595 Enquiry (group)
P21-35 8-Aug 14-Aug 6 Brixham Southampton £1,190 £595 Up to 7
P21-36 15-Aug 20-Aug 5 Southampton Dartmouth £1,010 £505 Reserved **
P21-37 21-Aug 26-Aug 5 Dartmouth Poole £1,010 £505 Up to 7
P21-38 27-Aug 31-Aug 4 Poole Southampton £810 £405 Up to 7
P21-40 2-Sept 6-Sept 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 tbc
P21-41 7-Sept 12-Sept 5 Southampton Southampton £1,010 £505 Up to 15
P21-42 13-Sept 17-Sept 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group)
P21-43 18-Sept 18-Sept 0 Southampton Southampton     Up to 11
P21-45 20-Sept 24-Sept 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group)
P21-46 25-Sept 28-Sept 3 Southampton Southampton £620 £310 Reserved
P21-47 29-Sept 3-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group) **
P21-49 5-Oct 9-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group)
P21-50 10-Oct 14-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group)
P21-51 15-Oct 17-Oct 2 Southampton Southampton £410 £205 15
P21-52 18-Oct 22-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group)
P21-53 23-Oct 26-Oct 3 Southampton Southampton £620 £310 Up to 9
P21-54 27-Oct 31-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £850 £425 Reserved



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