5 to 11 October 2018
Whiskey trip Hebrides: With the Flying Dutchman we sail to the islands of the Hebrides and visit the most famous whiskey distilleries. Our tour starts in Oban with a visit to the Oban distillery and leads us during the week to Jura and Islay. Jura has an exciting, but remote distillery, which gives their visitors free access. We visit of course the ultimate Islay whiskey paradise. It will be an exciting journey through a fantastic area with excellent whiskey distilleries.
Embark: Oktober 5 at 18.00 p.m. in Oban
Disembark: Oktober 11 at 10.00 a.m. in Oban
We have divided the prices into two categories, because our double cabins are different in size. All prices are per person for accommodation in:
- Standard cabin ……………………………………… € 885, –
- Standard-plus cabin ……………………………… € 985, –
- Surcharge for individual use of the cabin …… € 450, –
The price includes:
- Cabin with shower and toilet
- Bed linen and towels
- Crew: Captain, Mate and Cook
- Zodiak to go ashore
- Half-board including coffee, tea, milk and juice with the meals. In the half-board you have the possibility to discover local specialties on land.
- Arrival and departure to / from the ship
- Personal expenses
- Possible additional entry fees
- Drinks on board
We travel with an international travel company. Our guests come from the Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Germany and Scotland. The crew of the Flying Dutchman is Dutch but speak English very well.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
0049 (0) 531 252 1170
Possible travel routes:
The specified program is a guide. Changes due to the effects of weather, current and wind are possible. Flexibility is required for this trip.
Day 1: Arrival to Oban
You travel individually to Oban, this beautiful and charming starting point of our whiskey sailing trip. If you arrive early, you can leave your luggage on board and have a look in Oban.
After embarking, you will get to know the crew and the other travelers. Afterwards there is a nice dinner and a small whiskey tasting. We raise the glasses on a beautiful journey.
Day 2: Oban & Crinan
Whiskey trip Hebrides: After a good breakfast, we will take a tour at the Oban whiskey distillery. It will be a fun and interesting tour were we can see barrels with a capacity of 35,000 liters. In the end there is the possibility to taste (and of course to buy). In the afternoon we sail towards Crinan, a very small, beautiful place at the entrance off the Crinan Canal. This is where we stay the night in the lock, a unique experience.
Day 3: Jura
Today we go to the Isle of Jura to the very remote Jura distillery. The island of Jura is a paradise of untouched wilderness and natural beauty. The name Jura means “Deer Island”. This is still an appropriate name, 5500 deer live there and only 180 people. Nature lovers can find more than 100 species of birds, including stone eagles. In addition, goats, seals, rabbits, hares, and otters characterize the animal world. You can take a trip to the remote Barnhill Farm, 37 kilometers north of Craighouse. This is the place were the writer George Orwell wrote his masterpiece ‘1984’ in the forties of the last century. He described Barnhill very precisely as “extremely inaccessible place”.
Day 4 & 5: Islay
Our Whiskey trip Hebrides continues. Today we sail to Islay, the Whiskey Island par excellence. Islay owes its fame to the nine distilleries that produce millions of liters of liquid gold. Due to various alcohol taxes, this part of Great Britain is also called the most heavily burdened part.
Since most distilleries have their own boat bridge, we can dock or anchor directly with the ship. In this way we will visit Lagavullin, Laphroig, Ardbeg, Bunnahabhan, Bruichladdich and Bowmore.
Day 6: Scottish west coast
After a nice breakfast we sail the sails and enjoy the way back to Oban. We will see the untouched , wild nature of the Scottish west coast and islands. The beauty of Jura, the silence on the water, the indescribable landscape , the rugged coastline with surprising bays and quiet fishing villages and the magnificent view of the islands in the distance. We’ll pass Duart Castle, an unforgettable moment.
Day 7: Oban
Unfortunately, our Whiskey trip Hebrides has come to an end after an eventful week. After a good breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the Flying Dutchman and his crew.