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Snark's Baltic Odyssey 2023

Updated: Oct 13


Click here to make your reservation for Snark’s Baltic Adventure 2023.


It already seems an age since we returned to Dartmouth from our three and half month Round Britain voyage. We had a fantastic summer, visiting many new and fascinating places, welcoming lots of wonderful people on board to share the spectacular coastal scenery and wildlife of the British Isles. We should give a special thanks to dolphinsareus.com for arranging such timely visits from our cetacean friends, always on cue!


This was our first full season, having started the business in 2019 with a try out season followed by two years of stop-start lockdowns. We wondered if such an ambitious programme would work but should not have worried. It worked out splendidly. We have of course learned a lot which we can bring to our next season, but we have also gained the confidence to plan our next big adventure.


Lots of you have requested information about next year’s plans. We have now finalised our plans for a voyage to the Baltic and back. There are of course still lots of details to finalise and some regulatory requirements to sort out (the Brexit bonus!). However, will definitely be setting off in mid-May for a 3 ½ month odyssey to the Baltic. We have arranged the legs so you can choose to join us for one or two weeks at a time, with the Baltic cruise being a two week event.


Our online reservations are now live along with more information on the trip. This has changed slightly since the first version of this blog. This is to simplify travel to and from the stages as well as to maximise the diversity of each leg. We are not taking online payments this year and will invoice you for the tariff once you have made a reservation.


Itinerary

Leg 1 Dartmouth to Boulogne 13 May - 20 May Coastal 225 nm

Sail along the spectacular south coast of England stopping at iconic ports and harbours and across the busy English Channel to the historic French port of Boulogne sur Mer


Leg 2 Boulogne to Amsterdam 21 May – 29 May Coastal and canal 230 nm

Sail up the coast of France and Belgium to enter the Dutch canal system at Vlissingen and through the polders and canals to Amsterdam.


Crew break

Leg 3 Amsterdam to Groningen 3 June – 10 June Inland seas 130 nm

Leave Amsterdam into the inland seas of Markermeer and Ijsselmeer and north across the tidal Waddenzee to the West Frisian Islands then through the Friesland canals to the picturesque city of Groningen.


Leg 4 Groningen to Gluckstadt 11 June – 18 June Inland seas 145 nm

From the beautiful city of Groningen sail out into the Jade estuary, hopping over the sand banks through the nature reserves of the Waddensee, and up the river Elbe to the historic German town of Gluckstadt near Hamburg.


Crew break

Leg 5 Gluckstadt to Copenhagen 24 June – 9 July Canal and islands 485 nm

Head through the Keil Canal into the Baltic Sea for a two-week cruise through the Danish Islands via Aarhus and Helsingborg in Sweden to moor in the very centre of the great city of Copenhagen.


Crew break

Leg 6 Copenhagen to Gluckstadt 15 July – 22 July Islands and canal 230 nm

From beautiful Copenhagen sail south through the Danish islands and Kiel canal to Gluckstadt on the Elbe river.


Leg 7 Gluckstadt to Groningen 23 July – 30 July Inland seas 130 nm

Meander along the watts that cut through the sand banks and nature reserves between the East Frisian Islands and the German coast visiting the remote East Frisian Islands before sailing up the Ems river and canal to the beautiful city of Groningen.


Crew break

Leg 8 Groningen to Harlem 5 Aug – 12 Aug Canals and meers 180 nm

Cruise along the canals, through the picturesque towns and cities of Friesland into the Waddenzee and on through the Ijsselmeer and Markermeer past Amsterdam to the historic city of Harlem in Holland.


Leg 9 Harlem to Boulogne 13 Aug – 20 Aug Canal and coastal 245 nm

Travel down through the canals and polders and out into the southern North Sea, down the Dutch, Belgian and French coasts, through the Dover Straits to Boulogne sur Mer.


Crew break


Leg 10 Boulogne to Dartmouth 26 Aug – 2 Sept Coastal 225 nm