Lerwick, Shetland – Travel Information

Lerwick Travel And Finding The Ship

We are expecting that Trinovante will be on the East side of the river but this is yet to be confirmed.

Find Trinovante Using AIS

This is the easiest way to find Trinovante in port

AIS will give an accurate location of our position in port. Vessel Finder is just one web site that provides free AIS ship tracking. Many of our crew now use AIS apps on their smartphones to find us.

Train and then Ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick

Catch a train to Aberdeen where the ferry is about a 10min walk from the train station.

Northlink Ferries have daily evening sailings from Aberdeen for an overnight journey to Lerwick.

There is also a ferry route via Scrabster on the north coast of Scotland to Stromness in Orkney and then  from Kirkwall to Lerwick on the Aberdeen to lerwick ferry. This which might suit if you are planning a few days in Orkney but is not a daily service.

Direct Flights To Sumburgh Airport

Direct Flights to Shetland, Sumburgh Airport as follows are operated by LoganAir
Aberdee (1 hour) – Up to 5 flights per day
Edinburgh (1 hour 30 minutes) – Up to 3 flights per day
Glasgow (1 hour 30 minutes)- Up to 2 flights per day
Inverness (1 hour 45 minutes) – Up to 2 flights per day; stops briefly in Orkney
Kirkwall (40 minutes) – Up to 2 flights per day
Manchester-(1 hour 35 minutes)- 1 flight on Saturdays

Flights to Lerwick

There are many options from airports in the UK.

Finding The Ship In Port
Google Map (below)

The exact location of Trinovante is finalised only on arrival in port. Assuming we have internet coverage, we then email the joining crew and update the Google Map below.  This map gives you enough information to plan your travel and familiarise yourself with the area but remember we may be on a different pontoon or quay on the day. You can always phone us to check.

We do our very best to provide accurate travel information on this page, but it is not guaranteed to be correct or up to date. Travel options mentioned are not the only options available and do not necessarily represent the best, cheapest, most convenient, reliable, secure, safest or quickest options for you. You are solely responsible for arranging your travel to and from Trinovante.  SchoonerSail accepts no responsibility for the use of travel information on this web site.

If you find any errors in this travel information or have a tip to contribute that would be useful for your fellow crew we would be delighted if you let us know.

More Tall Ships Sailing Holidays

Voyages In Date Order

Uk Sailing weekends on the schooner TrinovanteSchoonerSail

UK Sailing Weekends

Fri 5th to Mon 8th May 2023
3 nights £495

A UK sailing weekend to get out on the water in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
View of waves sailing offshore to Norway.SchoonerSail

Harwich To Kirkwall, Orkney

Sat 13th May to Sat 27th May 2023
14 nights £2160
2 Spaces Only
A voyage to Orkney lasting several days with time to sail and explore ashore on arrival.
Sailing In Orkney, a small traditional sailing boat at anchor, harbour view near Stromness.SchoonerSail Limited

Sailing In Orkney

Fri 2nd June to Fri 9th June 2023
7 Nights £1295
1 space only High summer sailing and exploring in the islands of Orkney
Puffins on Fair IsleSchoonerSail

Orkney to Shetland & Shetland to Orkney

Thurs 15th July to Thurs 22nd July FULL
Mon 24th to Mon 31st July 2023 £1295
2 Spaces Only, 7 Nights

A voyage from Shetland to Orkney or Orkney to Shetland Via Fair Isle
Walking ashore on a sailing holiday in Shetland

Sailing In Shetland

Wed 28th June to Wed 5th July 2023 £1295
2 spaces only, or
Tues 11th July to Tues 18th July 2023 £1295
7 Nights

A sailing holiday in Shetland with time to explore ashore.
The Schooner Trinovante enters Whitby Harbour on a UK Sailing Holiday. Copyright Alan Green.

Kirkwall, Orkney To Whitby

Sat 5th Aug To Sat 13th Aug 2023
8 Nights £1350

Sail south along the Scottish coast to Whitby.
View through a port hole of the sea - taken on a UK Sailing Holiday.SchoonerSail Limited

Whitby To Harwich

Sat 19th Aug to Fri 25th Aug 2023
6 Nights £960
Set sail on the old collier route. Offshore and Coastal Sailing
Southen Pier at sunset with rigging blocks in the foregroundSchoonerSail

Ipswich To London

Thurs 31st Aug To Mon 4th Sept 2023
4 Nights £720
Sail on the East Coast rivers and up to the centre of London.
The schooner Trinovante sailing off Felixstowe

London to Harwich

Fri 8th Sept To Tues 12th Sept 2023
4 Nights FULL

Sail from the centre of London to the historic port of Harwich.