Youth and Duke of Edinburgh

As a Duke of Edinburgh Award Approved Activity Provider voyages onboard Excelsior are also great for young people looking to complete their D of E Gold Residential Awards.

piers-colby-doe-picIf you are working towards your Gold Award you can take the 5 Day Residential Section onboard our fine ship, sharing challenges and making decisions with new people from a variety of different backgrounds.

This team-based residential setting will broaden your horizons and encourage you to make a significant difference whilst giving you all the excitement that sailing a traditional wooden ship provides.

Please contact us for dates for DofE participants in 2021.

The cost includes food, safety equipment and waterproofs. 

Contact us at or telephone 0845 308 2323

Through completing the Residential section you will:

• Meet people
• Develop the confidence to thrive in an unfamiliar environment
• Build new relationships and show concern for others
• Work as part of a team towards shared goals
• Accept responsibility for themselves and others
• Develop communication skills and effective coping mechanisms
• Develop respect and understanding for others
• Show initiative
• Develop the skills and attitudes to live and work with others

In cases of hardship we may be able to assist you to raise a bursary towards the cost of your residential.