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"We had the best hen party with Homeward bound, Zack was fantastic from start to end and he is such a fun guy. I highly recommend this experience for both value and quality!"

Jessie D

The UK's original primal screamin', crew bondin', history tastin' sea shanty experience




We are Homeward Bound and we offer unique and immersive nautically themed experiences that’ll give you and your crew a little taste of maritime history and leave you feelin' truly bonded. Gathered together, songbooks in hand, led by able “shantyman” Zack McKracken, we’ll bawl out a primal shanty or two. We'll provide rum for the courage and suitable attire for the fun, and you'll leave with a bunch of salty polaroids of you and the crew.


Sea shanties (from the French "chanter" - to sing) are sailors work songs that were sung to keep up the spirits and morale of the crew as well as to provide a beat for heavy, repetitive tasks requiring synchronised movements.

It's probably fair to assume that most of the workforce onboard a typical 19th century merchant vessel were not gifted singers, and nor do you need to be to step up onto the big shanty ship. These are simple songs with a strong melody, often in a call-and-response style, making them a perfect way for the vocally talented and tone-deaf alike to experience the joy of singing (or shouting!) together in a group. A little bit of gumption and good humour are all that are required!

Whether on land or at sea, let’s dress up, have a swig o’ rum, belt our hearts out and let Cpt. McKraken send you into the evening with a memento portrait of you and your crew.

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