Sailing & Folk & Whiskey

16 to 23 September 2019

With the Flying Dutchman we make a splendid music and whiskey trip through Scotland. This trip is a combination of sailing, making music and visiting famous whiskey distillery. 
The fun of playing and singing together and enjoying the beautiful Scotland is the focus. There is live music every day from our musicians who play and jam for heart-felt.
We can spend evenings in the pub or on the boat. If you like Scottish music and Irish folk, this is your chance! Anyone who likes folk music, whiskey and Scotland can join and go along.
This journey is different from others, because nothing has to be done or established from the start. We make music and sail to the next day’s destination.
We visit famous whiskey distillery and enjoy the delicious food and good drinks.

Our music and whiskey voyage takes you through the most beautiful part of Scotland. If there is still untouched, wild nature in Europe, we will find you on the islands on the Scottish west coast: the inner and outer Hebrides. The rugged beauty of the mountains, the silence of the mountains, the indescribable views, the rugged coastline with its surprising bays and quiet fishing villages, the fascinating sight of the islands in the distance. You must have seen that at least once in your life.

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Date: 16 – 23  September

Embarkation on the first day of travel at Oban at 7 pm
Disembarked on the last day of travel at 10 am in Oban

Prices :

We have divided the prices into two categories, because our double cabins are of different sizes. All prices are per person for accommodation in:

  • Standard cabin ………………………………………. €   985, –
  • Standard plus cabin ……………………………….. €  1085,-
  • Surcharge for individual use of the cabin …. €  1485,-

The price includes:

  • Cabin (shared) with shower and toilet
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Crew, consisting of Captain, First mate and cock
  • Zodiak to go ashore
  • Full board including coffee, tea and juice at meals (exclusive 2 x diner on land at your own expense)


  • Arrival and departure to / from the ship
  • Personal expenses
  • Possible additional entrance fees and drinks
  • Drinks on board.
  • Two diner on land.

We travel with an international travel company. Our guests come from the Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Germany and Scotland. The crew of the Flying Dutchman comes from the Netherlands.

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 arrive in Oban, a cozy fishing village with a wonderful location in a beautiful bay. If you arrive early, you can leave your luggage with us and then take a tour of the city and drink a glass of water (whiskey) in one of the cozy pubs. In the evening you will be welcomed on board. They get to know the crew and the other passengers. Afterwards, there is an ample dinner and we raise the glass for a nice music and whiskey trip.
The instruments are unpacked. We make a nice music evening and make music until the late evening hours.

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Day 2: Isle of Mull, Tobermory

We sail to Tobermory on the island of Mull. On the way we sail very close to Duart Castle. This is an impressive sight. We enjoy the untouched, wild nature of the Scottish west coast.
Tobermory is a picturesque, colorful fishing village with a famous whiskey brand. The lively port is the starting point for a small fishing boat fleet. Tobermory is the main town of Mull with a convivial center and lovely pubs and restaurants. One of the most sociable pubs in Scotland is here, the Mishnish. There we make music until the night.


Day 3: Staffa and Iona

The uninhabited Island of Staffa is famous for its hexagonal basal columns and the Fingals cave, an approximately 80m long cathedral in the Earth’s interior, exposed to the constant waves of the Atlantic. This place inspired Mendelssohn to the “Hebride Overture”. A visit to Staffa is not always possible due to the harsh conditions. But it is an unforgettable experience to approach this remote piece of rock with the zodiac.

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Further south, before the southwest tip of Mull, lies the small island of Iona. For about 400 years it has been a center of the Irish monks and is known for its calmness and the beauty of nature. Iona is now a popular tourist destination and a place forprayer and reflection.

Day 4 Colonsay

Colonsay is an island of the Inner Hebrides. It is 13 km long, up to 4.8 km wide and 124 people are to live on it (according to the last census). The landscape is varied, with some beautiful sandy beaches. The highest elevation is Carnan Eoin, 143 meters above sea level. A variety of destroyed fortresses lie scattered across the island. We find a small bookstore specializing in books with a local focus. It is at the same time the home of the House of Lochar publishing house, which specializes in Scottish history. There is a hotel with a view of the harbor, a café, a bakery and a post office. And finally, the brewery Colonsay, which employs two people. Colonsay is the smallest island in the world with its own brewery.

Day 5 and 6: Islay & Jura

The Whisky Tour Hebrides takes us today first to Islay and to the famous distillery bunnahabhain where we get a nice tour. Then we go to Jura. The island is a paradise of untouched wilderness and natural beauty, 6000 deer surpass the human population of 180. But we also go for the famous Isle of Jura Music Festival.

The ‘Isle of Jura Music Festival’ is organized to offer opportunities to young people to improve their musical skills and develop them further. By inviting top-class musicians every year to come and give workshops, the inspiration they offer is invaluable.

The island has a wealth of musical talent. Besides Pete Smoke and the Roaches, one of the best cover bands on the west coast, RSAMD graduate and fiddle player Simon Moran from Deoch n Dorus; his singer / songwriter brother Danny Moran, a top traditional musician now based in Dublin; their local partner in ‘crime’ of ‘Cum-A Dol’, the excellent accordian player Graham Rozga, the talented musicians of Birlinn Brew and one of the West Coast style stalwarts, David MacDonald is a well-established box player and brought two albums with the Jura Ceilidh Band.

Day 7: At sea back to Oban

How will be at sea and sail back to Oban on our music and whiskey trips. On the way we can enjoy the untouched, wild nature of the islands on the Scottish west coast. The rugged beauty of Mull, the silence on the water, the indescribable landscape, the rugged coastline with surprising bays and quiet fishing villages.

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Day 8: Departure from Oban

Unfortunately everything has an end, also our music and whiskey trips. After an extensive breakfast, it is time to say goodbye.They have had a great, varied week, in which you have seen the charming Scotland in a unique way and made a lot of music.