Sailing cruise in Västervik archipelago
The wind make the mast creak, the Baltic waves glitter in the sun, sea gulls are screaming and the old ship sails you into the heart of the Swedish summer. Enjoy it, explore it and take your turn in the work on board. Learn how to set sails and how to navigate these northern latitudes. Cook with the ship’s chef and help with cleaning chores. Rest in the stern and gaze at ten swelling sails pushing you further into the thousands of islands of the Swedish coast.
Bald rounded cliffs, crevices overflowing with delicate flowers and with some luck and alert eyes we spot both eagle and seals while we sail further out in the archipelago. If you want to climb the mast or learn how to tie knots you can do so under Egil’s watchful eye. He knows about the old days when the Baltic was sailed by merchant ships like these from all over the world. In those days Vega was a rough and ready cargo vessel, today there are showers, proper toilets and comfortable beds on board.
An important part of this sail trip is to let guests take part in the ordinary work and schedules that constitutes the traditional way life on board that has been practiced for centuries.
Okay, the harsher ways of the seamen are now consigned to the past and there will be ample time to have fun and relax on board. Vega does not follow a strict scheduled route as winds and weather will decide where to go. No matter where the cruise leads us, for these day trips you will sign on and off in Västervik harbour.