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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

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  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Sail around Stockholm’s spectacular archipelago by yacht on this full-day sailing adventure! As you cruise, try sailing the yacht yourself under the watchful eye of the skipper, and become one of the crew by helping to handle the vessel. Stop at a picture-postcard island to swim or explore, and enjoy a delicious lunch on board during your voyage. With expert guidance from the start and all the equipment you need supplied, you don't need any prior sailing experience to take the helm or assist the crew: just lots of enthusiasm!

Highlights

  • 8-hour sailing adventure around stunning Stockholm Archipelago
  • Absorb the views as your yacht explores beautiful straits, bays and uninhabited islands
  • Try sailing the yacht guided by the crew, and help them handle the vessel
  • Learn the basics of navigation, charts and compass reading
  • Savor a delicious included lunch and drinks on board
  • Stop at a picturesque island to go ashore or swim
  • Get everything provided, with a lifejacket and sailing gear all supplied

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What You Can Expect

Stockholm Archipelago Sailing Adventure

Stop at an island to swim or explore on your sailing adventure!

Make your own way by ferry or bus from central Stockholm to Vaxholm, a pretty coastal town edging the stunning Stockholm Archipelago. Meet your skipper for the day at the ferry port and board your beautiful yach at approximately 10am.

Receive a safety briefing and watch as the crew navigates the yacht into the archipelago! Europe’s largest archipelago is a lovely collection of 24,000 natural islands and skerries that's crying out to be explored. As you cruise, you’ll soon understand how legends have emerged about the islands’ fairies and elves, and why parts of the archipelago are nominated for UNESCO World Heritage and National Park status.

Glide narrow straits lined with 19th-century houses and traverse bigger bays to reach more remote islands. Many are uninhabited yet accessible for landing, giving your yacht the freedom to roam anywhere!

Refuel with a traditional fika of coffee and snacks and assist the crew in handling the vessel. Then, take the helm guided by the professionals around you! Pick up the basics of navigation and hear about the history and wildlife of the archipelago from your skipper.

Later, your yacht will stop at a picturesque island. Go ashore to explore or swim in the crisp waters, and then enjoy a tasty lunch prepared on board, accompanied by refreshing drinks.

Continue sailing after lunch and return to Vaxholm at around 6pm, where your sailing adventure ends. Return to Stockholm straightaway, enjoy dinner in Vaxholm (own expense) and return later, or perhaps hop on the classic steamboat dinner cruise that sails from Vaxholm back to the capital (own expense).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

I absolutely loved this tour! Häkon and Lisa were fantastic hosts. The lunch was great and the small group numbers meant that we could decide what we wanted to do and share all the food easily. We ended up going from Vaxholm to Sandhamn so ask if that's what you want to do. A fantastic day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Ralph and his wife were absolutely fantastic. Could not more-highly recommend this trip.

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