Under 25’s & School / Youth Groups

A trip on Excelsior enables groups of young people to experience the challenge and adventure of life at sea.

When it comes to building self-esteem and self-reliance, youth workers have said that they can often achieve more in a week at sea on Excelsior than they could in a month ashore. As well as offering all the benefits that outdoor learning offers, Excelsior’s charters for young people present a unique and fun environment in which to draw out talent, unlock confidence and encourage participants to think about those around them.

Through daily watch changes, everyone on board will be required to take part in all the tasks necessary for the safe operation of the ship, ensuring that both the menial work and enjoyable jobs are experienced by all. Domestic duties, such as cooking and cleaning, are also undertaken by the groups on board, providing a comparison between home life and life on ship.

Every sail is different and it is this unpredictability and shared experience that can bring group members together. Read about one group’s experiences here.

Sail Training Voyages Summary

PASSPORTS – if a voyage is due to embark and disembark in the UK – we can tailor the trip too allow it to remain in the UK, negating the need for passports – however, for under 18’s a great value option is a group passport, which our office can assist with more information.

OVER 14 Year old’s only – Life at sea can be tough, we want you to enjoy it still!

WHAT TO EXPECT – Have a read through a typical week on board EXCELSIOR – What to Expect on Board

VOYAGE KIT LIST – Find out what you would need to bring (in reality, you need only a sleeping bag and a spirit of adventure!) – Voyage Kit

FIND OUT MORE FIRST? – Have a read through our comprehensive guide to our Sail Training Trips – TheExcelsiorTrustBOOKLET A5

Have a question? get in touch, you can call us on 0845 308 2323 or email sailing@excelsiortrust.co.uk 

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Please contact us for details of this year’s voyages