26 April to 2 Mai 2020
We sail to the islands of Mull-Staffa-Iona-Islay and Jura. It will be an exciting journey through a fantastic area with excellent and famous whiskey distilleries.
Jura has an exciting, but remote distillery. We visit of course the ultimate Islay whiskey paradise.
Embark / Disembark
Embark on the first day of travel at 6 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 travelers 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: Whiskey trip to the Hebrides
Day 1: Oban
You will be welcomed on board from 6 pm and you will meet the crew and your fellow passengers. This is followed by a welcome dinner with a small whiskey tasting and we raise the glass on a nice trip. Oban is beautifully situated at the foot of the Lorn mountains. High above the city is McCraighs Tower, a nineteenth century replica of the Colosseum. Oban is sometimes called the pearl of the western highlands, with its winding streets and picturesque bay full of yachts, ferries and small fishing boats. The Flying Dutchman is located on the north pier, less than a hundred meters from the famous Oban whiskey distillery.
Day 2: Mull
It goes to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Along the way the crew gives sailing instructions so that everyone can and may help to hoist the sails. Along the way we sail right past the beautifully restored Duart Castle. Tobermory is the largest town on the island, located in the northeast. It is a charming little place with brightly colored houses and a series of small businesses such as a chocolate shop, bakery, candle maker, silversmith, art gallery and potter. And of course we visit the famous Tobermory whiskey distillery.
Day 3: Staffa and Iona
After a delicious breakfast we set sail for Staffa and Iona.
Iona: The small island of Iona lies at the South-West point of Mull. In Gealic / Celtic: Chaluim Chille, the island of Colm Cille, an Irish priest and prince who would later become Saint Columba. This small island has a unique place in the history of Scotland. It ignites the imagination of thousands who travel here every year such as monks, pilgrims, clan heads and kings. During the sailing trip from one island to the other we may see giant sharks, minke whales and dolphins.
Day 4 Port Ellen (Islay)
Today we sail on to Islay, the Whiskey Island par excellence. Islay owes its fame to the 9 distilleries, which produce millions of liters of liquid gold. Because of the various taxes levied on alcohol, it is said that this is the most taxed part of Great Britain.
Day 5: Jura
Today we sail on to Jura and to the Isle off Jura distillery. The island of Jura is a paradise of untouched wilderness and natural beauty. The name Jura comes from Norwegian and means “Deer Island”, still an appropriate name because about 5,500 deer exceed the human population of 180.
Wild nature lovers can find more than 100 species of birds, such as golden eagles, but also goats, seals, rabbits, hares, ermines and otters.
Day 6: Scottish west coast
The following morning, after an extensive breakfast, we set sail to Oban. We sail along the beautiful Scottish West Coast and, where the space and vistas on the Isle of Mull show us the beauties of pristine Scotland. Tonight we enjoy a delicious dinner on board.
Day 7: Oban
Unfortunately, this beautiful Whiskey Journey Hebrides has come to an end and after an extensive breakfast it is time to say goodbye.
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The Flying Dutchman