10 to 17 August 2019 (8 days)
Scotland west coast: We will take you on a relaxing sailing trip along the Scottish west coast and the inner Hebrides. Breathtaking landscapes, historical castles and abbeys, as well as wild sea life and seabirds are there to discover.
During the trip, we get to see many seabirds: boobies, parrot birds, guillemots, and many more. And we have a great opportunity to meet dolphins and whale sharks.
On this journey we will be staying in both inhabited and uninhabited areas. We set out in small idyllic harbor towns, but will also anchor in beautiful solitary places: for example, in an abandoned hole, far from civilization. It will be a very special trip, on which there is much to discover.
Date: July 28 – August 4, 2018
Embarkation on the first day of travel at 6 pm in Oban
Disembarked on the last day of travel at 10 am in Oban
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 ………………………………………. € 975, –
- Standard plus cabin ………………………………. € 1.085, –
- Surcharge for individual use of the cabin ……. € 350, –
The price includes:
- Cabin (shared) with shower and toilet
- Bed linen and towels
- Crew, consisting of Captain, Steuermann and Koch
- Zodiak to go ashore
- Half board including coffee, tea, milk and juice at meals.
In the case of half-board, you will also be able to discover local specialties on board, in addition to the catering on board.
- Arrival and departure to / from the ship
- Personal expenses
- Possible additional entrance fees and drinks
- 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 comes from the Netherlands.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
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, this cozy fishing village with a beautiful location in a beautiful bay. If you are already there, you can leave your luggage on board and then take a tour of the city.
Oban is also known as the Pearl of the West Highlands, with its winding alleys and picturesque bay full of yachts, ferries and small fishing boats.
High up is McCraigs Tower, an unfinished replica of the Coliseum in Rome, dating back to the late nineteenth century. The total scope of the buildings is over 192 meters and in some places the walls are over fourteen meters high.
We are expected to be located at the North Pier, less than a hundred yards from the famous Oban whiskey distillery. 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 on a nice trip. Sailing Scotland is starting!
Day 2: Mull
The Isle of Mull is just opposite Oban. Mull, which stands in the Celtic for cliff or hill, is the third largest island of West-Scotland.We sail to the island and then through the sound between Morvern and Mull, overlooking the rugged mountain landscape.On the way we pass the magnificently restored Duart Castle, an imposing sight. Our daily destination is the main town of Mull, the picturesque fishing village of Tobermory with its sociable center and its beautiful pubs and restaurants.The lively port is the starting point for a small fishing fleet. If time permits, there is the opportunity to visit the local distillery.
Day 3: Iona and Staffa
On the southwestern tip of Mull lies the small island of Iona. This small island has a unique place in the history of Scotland and ignites the imagination of thousands who travel here each year dressed as monks, pilgrims, chieftains and kings.
The uninhabited Island of Staffa is famous for the Fingals cave. Awesome, a cathedral in the middle of the earth, about 70m long and 20m high, is helplessly exposed to the constant waves of the Atlantic. This place inspired Mendelssohn to the “Hebride Overture”.
Day 4: Jura
Our sailing Scotland trip continues. Today we go to Jura Island and the “Isle of Jura” -Distillery.
This is so remote that you have to take a lot of effort to get there, and take part in one of the free guided tours. 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 Whiskydestille we will anchor.
Day 5: Kintyre, Campeltown
We continue to Tayinloan on the Kintyre peninsula. From there it is only half an hour by shuttle bus to Campbeltown, the former self-proclaimed “whiskey capital of the world.” But since the focus was on quantity and not on quality, most distilleries had to stop during American prohibition and subsequent depression conclude. Today there are only three distilleries in Campbeltown: the old Glen Scotia, the new Glengyle and the internationally renowned and renowned Springbank. All three of us can visit.
Day 6: Crinan
Today we sail to a small, but beautiful piece of Scotland, to Crinan. Our goal is the sluice, which provides access to the Crinan Canal. In the lock chamber, we lock and then have our own waterfall, an absolutely unique experience. Here we spend the night.
Day 7: At sea back to Oban
The next morning we set sail after a good breakfast and took course back to Oban. On the way we enjoy the untouched, wild nature of the islands on the Scottish west coast. The rugged beauty of the island of Jura, the tranquility on the water, the unspoilt countryside, the rugged coastline with its amazing bays and quiet fishing villages and the magnificent view of the islands in the distance.
Day 8: Departure from Oban
Sailing Scotland travel has unfortunately come to an end. After an extensive breakfast, it is time to say goodbye. You have experienced a varied week in which you have seen the charming Scotland in a unique way and maybe even learned to love it.