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Beyond the Music

In addition to all of our incredible shows and activities, we’re also excited to offer these unique experiences on board!


  • Drinkin’ Wine Boaty-O-Dee with Neil + Ira Kaplan

    Drinkin’ Wine Boaty-O-Dee with Neil + Ira Kaplan

    Join wine connoisseur, Neil Kaplan, along with his brother, Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo, for a wine tasting like none other! It is customary to pair wine and food, but during this unique tasting, Neil and Ira will show you how to see wine in terms of atmosphere, colors, and sounds. Playing off of one another’s expertise, Neil and Ira will pair a series of wines to songs that complement one another. Join them for a foray into sound and wine-scapes, as they ask the musical question of what songs best accompany which wines. 

    Neil Kaplan is a highly credentialed wine specialist, a long-time volunteer at WFMU in Jersey City, NJ (USA) and has decades of experience leading wine tastings and seminars.

    As of July 17th at 9:05pm BST (4:05pm ET) this Wine Tasting is officially full!  If you missed the chance to add the tasting, you're welcome to come to Drinkin' Wine Boaty-O-Dee on board to inquire about cancellations. Any cancellations will be filled on board only. Thanks to everyone who joined in! The Kaplan brothers are excited to raise a glass with you.

  • Baby Disco Sparkle Horse Dance Party with DJ Gavin Dunbar

    Baby Disco Sparkle Horse Dance Party with DJ Gavin Dunbar

    This party is for the adults and the kids! Come on out and socialize as your little ones hop and bop to the music you never really grew out of.  DJ Gavin Dunbar of Camera Obscura will be kickin' out the jams with food + drinks available throughout the party. We're bringing Glasgow's Sparkle Horse hang to the high seas especially for you, and your kids too -- see you on the dance floor!

  • Yoga with Frances McKee of The Vaselines

    Yoga with Frances McKee of The Vaselines

    In addition to performing with The Vaselines, Frances McKee will lead yoga sessions with you and your mates aboard The Boaty Weekender.

  • Meditation with Gen Kelsang Machig

    Meditation with Gen Kelsang Machig

    Gen Kelsang Machig is a devoted meditator with over 15 years of teaching experience. She is a well-loved teacher and shares her wealth of understanding with others with great insight, warmth, and humour.

  • Collage Club

    Collage Club

    We're excited to welcome the staff of London's own Collage Club aboard our trip around the Med. Their crafting experts swap pencils for scissors and a wealth of beautiful papers at Collage Club workshops. These craft experiences are perfect for anyone keen to flex their creative muscles and get making without having to produce perfectly proportioned, boring drawings. Guests aboard The Boaty Weekender will create a collage to take home, as well as participate in a large group mural.

  • Seacret Cinema with Charlie Phillips

    Seacret Cinema with Charlie Phillips

    Charlie Phillips is the Head of Video at The Guardian, commissioning and acquiring new documentaries from all around the world for the Guardian documentaries strand. Films in the strand have been multi award-winning, including a nomination for the short documentary Oscar in 2019 Charlie was previously Deputy Director at Sheffield Doc/Fest for 7 years before joining The Guardian in 2014 to create the documentary strand, and prior to that he was Editor of FourDocs for Channel 4. He really loves documentaries.

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