The Routes

Sail onboard yacht Clipperton from Oban to the Hebridean island of Barra and then shortly after arrival, fly back (just over 1 hr duration) from Barra's beach runway, the only tidal dependent air-service in the world, to Glasgow and then a short journey back to Oban to complete an exciting round-trip adventure over 7 days!  Alternatively, you can choose another route, and fly to Barra and then sail back to Largs.  And that's not all.  Between Oban, Largs and Barra, there are many of Scotland's most famous coastal landmarks and attractions that could be visited or passed by, depending on the weather and tides.  View Ailsa Craig on the horizon, pass the stunning Mull of Kintyre and Paps of Jura and visit the beautiful island of Gigha.  Depending on the tide, you will either pass by or transit through the awesome Gulf of Corryvrechan, with its infamous whirlpool.  Iona's Abbey and the remote island of Staffa with Fingals Cave and the adorable puffins are on the route.  Other sea life abounds in this wonderful area.  The remote harbours of Gometra and Ulva await.  Other places in this excellent cruising ground include the harbours of Oban, Lochaline and Tobermory.  The Small Isles and the Shiant Isles could be visited.  Not all of these places can be reached in the 7 day adventure, but it's a wonderful list for the skipper and crew to choose from, weather depending.

Weather depending, the routes will each include at least one 60 mile RYA Yachtmaster qualifying passage.

Included in the price:

  • 7 nights accommodation on yacht Clipperton.
  • All onboard meals and snacks from Sunday evening to Sunday morning.
  • Fuel and gas.
  • Skipper services - although customer sailing experience is welcome, it is not essential.
  • Bedding - Laundered bottom sheet and pillow with case and a laundered sleeping bag (reducing flight luggage).
  • All marina and harbour fees.

Optional - not included in the price:

  • Oilskins hire - £3.50 per item per day.
  • Final cleaning service at £12.50 per person.
  • Eating onshore.
  • Fees for onshore facilities or attractions.
  • Travel to/from the yacht - we can provide information on options - please use "MAKE AN ENQUIRY" button.
  • We strongly advise customers to check for vacancies on the adventure before booking any other connecting travel requirements:  Loganair.  Calmac Ferry.

Dates/Prices for Barra Sail/Fly start & finish as below -

7 July 6.30pm:  embark at Oban.  Sail to Barra (see area in red) - disembark at Castlebay on 14 Jul at/before 10.00 am in time for flights or ferry.  Sold out

14th July:  embark at Barra after flight or ferry.  Sail to Largs (see area in blue) - disembark at Largs on 21 Jul at/before noon.  3 places left (on 18 May)

Price is £895.00 (each way) for a very enjoyable and stunning Sailing Adventure.

Information on associated routes between Glasgow airport and Oban/Largs is available upon request.

Sailing from Oban to Barra (red area):

The skipper and crew will agree on a route (weather dependent) within the red area on the adjoining chart.  Almost certainly the route will initially include a passage through the Sound of Mull and onwards through the Small Isles.  The yacht will be scheduled to arrive in Castlebay, Barra, on the afternoon/evening of Sat 13 Jul.

You choose how you return, if required, to Oban (or another destination).  Options include flying to Glasgow then rail/bus to Oban (if required), or a ferry direct to Oban (excellent departure time) then rail/bus to Glasgow and onward, or remaining in the Outer Hebrides for an extended adventure.  A return to Largs (if required) before 6.00pm is achieved on the same day by flying or by ferry.

 Sailing from Barra to Largs (blue area):

The skipper and crew will agree on a route (weather dependent) within the blue area on the adjoining chart.  Almost certainly the route will include a passage around the Mull of Kintyre.  The yacht will be scheduled to arrive in Largs on the morning of Sun 21 Jul.

You choose how you travel to Barra.  Options include flying from Glasgow or a ferry from Oban.  You can leave your car (free parking) in Largs marina and then travel by rail/bus to either Glasgow airport or Oban, then fly from Glasgow or ferry from Oban to Barra.  Of course, you could travel to the Outer Hebrides a few days earlier and then join the yacht at Castlebay, Barra, and sail back to the mainland.

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"All the pictures on this page were shot by leisure sailors; just like you……., on our sailing adventures . No professional cameramen, no helicopters, just mobile phones and cameras operated by enthusiastic yachtsmen. These are the sights that will meet you on your sailing trip of a lifetime aboard of our yacht. You know you want to… really should……… now and join us on this amazing journey."