Booking a voyage

Voyage programme 2021

 Dates, places, and availability
 How to book a voyage - including booking forms
 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 2021 voyage programme, with dates and details of start and finish ports.

Where we have more than one enquiry for the same voyage dates, priority will be given to anyone who was booked on a 2020 voyage which was unable to sail.

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.

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 5th August 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+) - 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
P21-01 22-Mar 26-Mar 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 15
P21-02 26-Mar 28-Mar 2 Southampton Southampton £410 £205 15
P21-03 29-Mar 2-Apr 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 15
P21-04 3-Apr 7-Apr 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 15
P21-05 8-Apr 13-Apr 5 Southampton Southampton £1,010 £505 Enquiry (group)
P21-06 14-Apr 18-Apr 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 15
P21-08 20-Apr 25-Apr 5 Southampton Southampton £1,010 £505 15
P21-09 26-Apr 30-Apr 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group)
P21-10 1-May 1-May 0 Southampton Southampton     12
P21-11 2-May 2-May 0 Southampton Southampton     12
P21-12 3-May 7-May 4 Southampton Gosport £810 £405 15
P21-13 8-May 8-May 0 Gosport Gosport      
P21-15 10-May 14-May 4 Gosport Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group)
P21-16 15-May 15-May 0 Southampton Southampton      
P21-17 16-May 16-May 0 Southampton Southampton      
P21-18 17-May 21-May 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 15
P21-19 22-May 22-May 0 Southampton Southampton      
P21-20 23-May 23-May 0 Southampton Southampton      
P21-21 24-May 28-May 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 15
P21-22 28-May 1-June 4 Southampton Southampton £780 £390 Reserved
P21-23 2-June 6-June 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group)
P21-25 8-June 11-June 3 Southampton Poole £620 £310 15
P21-26 12-June


0 Poole Poole      
P21-27 14-June 18-June 4 Poole Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group)
P21-28 19-June 24-June 5 Southampton Southampton £1,010 £505 Enquiry (group)
P21-29 25-June 25-June 0 Southampton Southampton £270 £135 15
P21-30 26-June 30-June 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group)
P21-31 1-July 5-July 4 Southampton Poole £810 £405 15
P21-32 6-July 10-July 4 Poole Brixham £810 £405 15
P21-34 12-July 17-July 5 Brixham Brixham £1,010 £505 15
P21-35 18-July 23-July 5 Brixham Brixham £1,010 £505 15
P21-36 24-July 29-July 5 Brixham Brixham £1,010 £505 15
P21-37 30-July 4-Aug 5 Brixham Brixham £1,010 £505 15
P21-38 5-Aug 11-Aug 6 Brixham Brixham £1,190 £595 Reserved
P21-39 12-Aug 18-Aug 6 Brixham Brixham £1,190 £595 15
P21-40 18-Aug 24-Aug 5 Brixham Poole £1,010 £505 15
P21-41 25-Aug 31-Aug 6 Poole Southampton £1,190 £595 15
P21-43 2-Sept 6-Sept 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 15
P21-44 4-Sept 12-Sept 5 Southampton Southampton £1,010 £505 15
P21-45 13-Sept 17-Sept 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group)
P21-46 18-Sept 18-Sept 0 Southampton Southampton     12
P21-47 19-Sept 19-Sept 0 Southampton Southampton     12
P21-48 20-Sept 24-Sept 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 15
P21-49 25-Sept 28-Sept 3 Southampton Southampton £620 £310 15
P21-50 29-Sept 3-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 15 **
P21-51 4-Oct 8-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 15
P21-52 8-Oct 10-Oct 2 Southampton Southampton £410 £205 15
P21-53 11-Oct 16-Oct 5 Southampton Southampton £1,010 £505 15
P21-55 18-Oct 22-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 15
P21-56 22-Oct 26-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £780 £390 15
P21-57 27-Oct 31-Oct 4 Southampton Southampton £810 £405 Enquiry (group)

* 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