|10 to 17 August 2019 (8 days) £ 885, –
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 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 see 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.
Embark / Disembark
Embark on the first day of travel at 6 pm in Oban.
Disembark on the last day of travel at 10 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: Citylink.co.uk
If you wish to travel by train, first take the bus to Glasgow. Then you can take the train from Glasgow: Scotrail.com
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
Request booking and information: West coast and islands of the Inner Hebrides
The specified program is a guide and can be adjusted under the influence of weather, currents and wind. Flexibility is the rule on this journey.
Day 1: Arrival to Oban
You arrive in Oban, a cozy fishing village located in a beautiful bay. If you arrive early, you can leave your luggage on board and visit Oban with some nice shops and pubs.
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 and meet the crew and the other passengers. Afterwards there is a nice welcome dinner and we raise the glass on a nice trip.
Day 2: Mull
After an extended breakfast we go to 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. The crew will give you some sailing instructions and if you like, you can help with setting the sails. 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 an 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.
Day 4: Jura
Our West coast Scotland trip continues. Today we go to Jura and visit the “Isle of Jura” -Distillery.
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 distilleries we can visit.
Day 6: Crinan
Today we sail to a small, but beautiful piece of Scotland, to Crinan. Our goal is, when it is possible, the lock, 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 go 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 unspoiled 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.
Our West coast Scotland trip 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.
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