17 to 26 July 2019 ( 10 Day’s ) £ 1.345,-
Sailing trip Skye / Hebrides: If there is still untouched nature somewhere in Europe, it certainly applies to the islands of the Scottish west coast: the inner and outer Hebrides.
The silence of the mountains, the indescribable views, the rugged coasts with hidden coves and their quiet fishing villages and the unique sight of the islands in the distance, is something that somebody has to see in his life. The Flying Dutchman will take you to these special islands, which can only be reached by ship.
Embark / Disembark
Embark: on Wednesday, July 19 at 18.00 pm 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.
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:
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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Day 1: Oban
Our Sailing trip Skye / Hebrides starts in Oban, a cozy fishing place with lots of things to do. You are welcomed on board at 18.00 and have the opportunity to meet the crew and the other guests. If everyone is settled we’ll have a welcome dinner and raise a glass to a wonderful trip.
Day 2: Tobermory
After a nice breakfast everyone has time enough to discover Oban or make a tour in the Oban whiskey distillery. After lunch we sail if possible to Mull and the crew will give you sailing instructions. On our way we pass the impressive Duart Castle, which is a beautiful sight from the water. At the end of the day we arrive in Tobermory, a beautiful place with its colored houses and his small, but famous whiskey distillery.
Day 3: Barra
Today on our Sailing trip Skye / Hebrides, we go to Barra, where we moor in Castlebay. Here we visit Kisimul Castle, what is located in the bay. The stronghold of the MacNeils is the only surviving medieval castle of Barra.
Day 4 & 5: Lewis and Harris
Our Sailing trip Skye / Hebrides continues with a visit to the outer Hebrides Harris and Lewis. We arrive in Stornoway, the main port on Lewis. Its protected position convinced the Vikings, who founded the settlement Stornoway in the 9th century. There are good roads that run along the coast with their small villages and white sand beaches.
Isle of Harris is the southern part with deep bays and high mountains. Here you can see the landscape, where the inspiration for the beautiful Harris Tweed comes from. The west coast of the island of Harris has stunning beaches, all flanked by dunes and Machair (a unique plant). The islands are so remote that only a few tourists bother to come here. There are simple places that are connected by narrow streets. The signs on the streets are in Gaelic. And the supply of food depends on the amount of space available on board the supply vessel. The islands have a wealth of prehistoric monuments and nature reserves. The east is mainly mountainous and in the west you can enjoy the sandy beaches. You can visit the whole island by bus.
Day 6: Skye
Today we sail to Skye, one of the biggest islands. Skye has impressive landscapes, a beautiful coastline and off course the famous Talisker distillery. We stay in the main town, Portree.
Day 7: Portree
A large part of the day we stay in Portree, a town with 2000 inhabitants. You will have the opportunity to discover Portree or another part of the island. At the end of the day we move on to Plockton, a wonderful little village on the banks of Loch Carron.
Day 8: Eigg
The Small Isles are an archipelago of four small islands south of Skye: Eigg, Rum, Muck and Canna. Each island is different. During this Sailing trip Skye / Hebrides, we probably visit Eigg with its unique mountain. Between the islands we hope to observe sharks, whales and dolphins .
Day 9: Scottish west coast and Oban
After a nice breakfast, we sail back to Oban. During the trip, we see the rugged coast of Mull with his pristine beauty, the mountains in the distance. In the evening, when we arrive in Oban, were we will have a nice dinner together and maybe you feel like going to a pub and enjoy some traditional live music.
Day 10: Oban
Unfortunately, the beautiful Sailing trip Skye / Hebrides has come to an end. After a good breakfast it is time to say goodbye to the Flying Dutchman and its crew.
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The Flying Dutchman