• Image of London to Whitby (Captain Cook Festival)
  • Image of London to Whitby (Captain Cook Festival)
  • Image of London to Whitby (Captain Cook Festival)
  • Image of London to Whitby (Captain Cook Festival)
  • Image of London to Whitby (Captain Cook Festival)

Embarkation: 2nd July - London (UK)
Disembarkation: 7th July – Whitby (UK)
Days Sailing: 3 // Days in Port: 2

The perfect trip for those who love the stories of explorers.

Embark on Atyla in the centre of London. The ship will be in the quays of Canary Wharf, and we’ll pass between the huge buildings in the area to go to the River Thames and sail it down to the open sea.

This trip is perfect if you are from very far away, but you want to join Atyla’s adventures. London is one of the easiest destinations to reach from places like Africa, Australia and South America. So book this trip well in advance and take advantage of the cheaper airline fares. We can also assist you in obtaining your visa if needed, just get in touch.

And if you want to sail with us, but also to explore London, join us on the trip from Calais, and you’ll have 3 days in London to explore the city while being able to sleep and eat on the ship.

After sailing down the river Thames, we’ll go out to the open sea, where we’ll sail for a couple of days before approaching the coast again towards the English county of North Yorkshire, and the Borough of Scarborough, until we reach the entrance of the River Esk.

During the voyage, we’ll use the diversity of the people on board (both cultural, generational and social) to make the coaching sessions on board even more interesting. Being a voyage in the UK with people from different countries, we are sure that there will be some interesting conversations about everyone's different perspectives on Brexit.

The voyage will end with Atyla going upstream the River Esk until the centre of Whitby, where the locals and visitors will be waiting for Atyla to start the celebrations of the Captain Cook Festival.

Let the celebrations begin!

2018 will be the 250 year anniversary of James Cook's first voyage aboard HM Bark Endeavour into the then uncharted Southern Oceans (today New Zealand and Australia). Captain Cook was born close to Whitby, and the Endeavour herself was built in the town which still remembers and celebrates their tremendous successes.

For such a small city there are a lot of interesting places to visit. Apart from the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, we’ll visit, for example, the ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey, which was Bram Stoker’s inspiration for “Dracula”.

There’ll be many activities programmed, and Atyla’s crew will always be a part of them.

And after the celebrations and the fun, when it’s time to go home, if your home is not in the UK you can fly back from the airports of Leeds or Newcastle upon Tyne, that will connect you to many other places in the world (e.g. from Newcastle there are direct flights to Dubai! Wouldn't it be cool to have someone from the United Arab Emirates sailing with us on this trip?).

As always, if just one sailing voyage is not enough for you, you should stay with us and sail Atyla to Sunderland, to experience the many cool activities and visit many other Tall Ships that will gather for the start of the Tall Ships Races 2018.

  • Accommodation with full board (3 meals a day) & Private Bunk.
  • Certificated participation in Atyla’s Educational Programme.
  • Insurance for your time on board (see terms and conditions).
  • Official Atyla T-shirt.
  • Participation in all the activities programmed for Atyla’s crew as part of the Captain Cook celebrations in Whitby (yes, dressing up too).

If you are curious about how it feels to sail with us, you should watch this video.

For questions or special requests please contact atyla@atylaship.com

Financial support for youngsters:
If you are maximum 26 years old (or 30 and still a student), and with a household income of less than 1500€/month, you can apply for a scholarship of between 16-30€ per day on board to do this trip on Atyla. Send us an email for more information.

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