Sailing & Folk & Whiskey

9 to 15 May 2020 ..£ 685,-

We make a splendid music and whiskey trip. This trip is a combination of sailing, making music and visiting famous whiskey distilleries.

The fun of playing and singing together and enjoying beautiful Scotland is the focus. Our musicians, who play and jam for heart-felt, will play every day.
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 us.
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 distilleries and enjoy the delicious food and good drinks.

Our music and whiskey trip takes you through the most beautiful part of Scotland. If there is still untouched, wild nature in Europe, you will find it on the islands on the Scottish west coast: the inner and outer Hebrides. The rugged beauty of the mountains, the silence of the water, 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.

Joost grew up in an artistic environment, playing violin from childhood, initially taught by his mother, later educated at the conservatory. Very early there was great interest in everything that had to do with folk music, bluegrass, country, and more and more stringed instruments. For a long time he has been part of various bands, ensembles and productions, with which he plays in various countries. In 2008 he was official finalist at the Nashville Fiddle Championships in Nashville, Tennessee (more than 100 participants from around the world).

Bouke studied piano, composition and conducting at the Utrecht conservatory. He also plays guitar, button accordion, (small) harp, violin, cello, as well as some other instruments. Everything he does breathes the joy of making music. The different genres range from gipsy music, Indian music, Celtic, Folk, Irish, to Flamenco, Tango, Musette, classical.

Embark / Disembark

Embark: on the first day of travel at 18.00 pm in Oban.
Disembark: on the last day of travel at 10.00 am in Oban.

To get to Oban, the bus is the best means of transport, whether you’re flying to Edinburgh or Glasgow (15 minutes difference). From both airports there is a transfer bus every 30 minutes to Buchanan (Glasgow) Bus Station, from where the bus to Oban departs.
For more information:
If you wish to travel by train, first take the bus to Glasgow. Then you can take the train from Glasgow:

Klm flies to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
EasyJet flies to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle.
Flybe flies to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness.
Ryanair flies alone to Edinburgh.

We are happy to advise you personally about the arrival and departure of the ship.


We have divided the prices into two categories because our double cabins are different in size. All prices are per person when staying in:

  • Standard cabin ………………………………………. £ 685, –
  • Standard plus cabin ……………………………….  £ 785
  • Surcharge for individual use of the cabin …..£ 250, –


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

Not included:

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


Our voyages attract travellers from all over the world, which has been an important factor in establishing an open-minded atmosphere on board. The crew of the ship is most of the time from Dutch origin, but speaks and understands English very well.

If you have questions concerning this voyage, please call the captain and owner Klaas van Twillert: +316-53231627.

Information & Booking
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You can request a booking for a tour using the form below.
You will receive a booking form, your reservation is only valid after signing and sending this form.

Of course you also can call us for more information on 00 44 1462 612946 (Lines are open 0900-1800 GMT Mon-Fri).
We will get back to you within 24 hours seven days a week.

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Route planning

The specified program is a guide. Changes due to the effects of weather, currents 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 have a look in the village and drink a glass of water (whiskey) in one of the cozy pubs. In the evening you will be welcomed on board and get to know the crew and the other passengers. Afterwards, there is an nice dinner and we raise the glass for a nice music and whiskey trip and enjoy later on the sound of music.

Day 2: Isle of Mull, Tobermory

After a good breakfast, we sail to Tobermory on the island of Mull. On the way we sail very close to Duart Castle which 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, the Mishnish ,is the place where we bring our musicians and make music.

Day 3: Staffa and Colonsay

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 compose 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.
Colonsay is an island of the Inner Hebrides. It is 13 km long, up to 4.8 km wide and about 124 people live here (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 on the pier, a cafe, 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 4 : Islay & Jura

Our Sailing & Folk & Whiskey trip 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.  We first visit the beautiful old distillery Bunnahabhain. After this visit we set sail to Jura. The island of Jura is a paradise of untouched nature and natural beauty. The name Jura comes from the Norwegian. It means “Hirschinsel”. And this still applies today with an estimated 5,500 deer and only around 180 inhabitants. At the pier of the distillery we will anchor and visit the “Isle of Jura” -Distillery.

Day 5 : Jura & Oban

After a good tour and nice whiskey drams we sail back to Oban on our Sailing & Folk & Whiskey trip. 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.

Day 6: Departure from Oban

Unfortunately this beautiful Sailing & Folk & Whiskey trip has come to an end. After an extensive breakfast, it is time to say goodbye. This week, you have seen the charming Scotland in a unique way, tasted some very nice whiskies, and listened to beautiful music. We thank you and the musicians for a wonderful time!



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