Voyage no: TNS556

Looking for a Christmas getaway? There’s a reason Voyage Crew return time and time again for our ever-popular Christmas adventure.  

Following sea-faring tradition, you’ll enjoy Christmas dinner served to you by our Permanent Crew so you won’t miss out on festivities. Crew tell us they enjoy the family feeling on board, with the added bonus of Christmas Day on the beach and a swim in clear waters.  

With Islands relatively close to each other, you’ll witness impressive scenery and stunning sea views. Top that off with winter sun, this voyage will give you a Christmas experience you won’t forget.

Captain Darren says: “I love the Christmas voyage. Voyage Crew come together for every JST voyage, and for this one, there’s a real family feeling on board. Expect a diverse group with some incredible stories to share that will make for a unique Christmas experience. The Permanent Crew will get involved too – we’ll be serving turkey with all the trimmings for you.”

What to expect

As with all our voyages, you’ll become immersed in an unforgettable sailing experience. Everyone has a role and is part of a Watch who run the ship (and that includes the night shift) with the support of the ship’s crew. We give everyone real responsibilities that have real consequences. 

In return the rewards will be huge. You’ll experience that unique JST camaraderie and will come away with a sense of achievement and self-belief. You’ll be part of a team and will do things you might not have thought possible before. It’s an experience you won’t forget. 

Sailing on Tenacious 

Don’t worry if you’ve never sailed before – most people step on board with no experience of sailing a tall ship. 

You’ll be part of our Voyage Crew, and be put into one of four teams called Watches. You’ll learn from our Permanent Crew and will take part in all the tasks necessary to operate the Ship, whether that’s setting sail, helming (steering) the Ship, assisting in the Galley or climbing the mast – though that one’s not compulsory!

And you’ll enjoy time off watch every day to take in the scenery, get to know others on board and take part in the activities we have planned. Our beautiful tall ship Tenacious becomes your home for the duration of your voyage – we want you to be comfortable and enjoy the experience of being on board.

*What you pay 

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we are able to subsidise all our voyage places. If you can, please consider making a donation or fundraising towards the full cost of your voyage. This means we can continue to offer this subsidy to those who are less able to afford our adventures. 

Why sail with the JST? 

Our voyages are not just boat rides in amazing settings. JST sailing adventures are about giving people the freedom to explore their ability, potential and place in the world. 

Life on board is about joining in and getting involved. Everyone is seen and treated as equal. Everyone has a role to play and contributes to the best of their ability. 

It’s in this unique environment that we see daily challenges fade into the background. 

As Tracey from Jersey says: “When people step on board Tenacious and become part of the team needed to sail the ship, disabilities and disadvantages don’t play a part. It’s all about what we can do together.”

Read more stories like Tracey’s from those who have experienced our voyages. 

Voyage details

  • Voyage No: TNS556
  • Start Date: 20/12/2020
  • End Date: 27/12/2020
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Departing: Las Palmas
  • Arrival: Las Palmas
  • Voyage Type: Public
Cost to JST: £1992
Cost to You*: £720
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