Sailing to or from Orkney
Join us for a once in a lifetime seven day sailing adventure experience.
Sail the west and north coast of Scotland, all the way to the Orkney islands, with our senior and most experienced RYA Instructors.
You'll be looked after by one of our experienced skipper and RYA instructors and will depart from the gateway harbour at Oban. Setting sailing to the Hebrides in one of our well-tested offshore sailing yachts, all of the yachts that we use for adventures are 42ft or larger and have 4 cabins, one even boasts an ensuite!
Your journey to Orkney
Through the Sound of Mull, you will head west, leaving hectic life and civilisation behind.
After visiting one of the small isles of either Canna, Rum or Eigg, where you will experience breathtaking scenery and unique community life and pristine nature, you will head north west to the Outer Hebrides, then spend the final evening in Lewis or Harris, before some proper offshore sailing.
You'll get a real taste of North Atlantic sailing around the famous Cape Wrath - the scenery is amazing and the unique entry in your personal log book will be too.
After a well deserved stop at the old fishing harbour Scrabster, you'll sail through the famous and fearful Pentland Firth and Merry May of Man towards Scapa Flow.
Here you'll visit the famous Italian Chapel built by prisoners of war, and Churchill barriers built to protect home fleet from German submarines.
Then the famous St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. Our the last stop will be the beautiful historical fishing harbour Stromness, with its unique architectural character and museum of history.
Our skippers have great knowledge of this sailing area and they love to share.
Starting your journey
We'll let you know everything you need to know to get to and from Oban or Orkney based on our previous experience.
Oban is easily accessible from Glasgow by train and bus, the service is frequent and both go into the centre of Oban. Orkney is accessible by flight from all Scottish cities and a number of airports south of the border too, alternatively there is the ferry from the mainland.
You will be with real professionals who have years of experience of sailing the west coast of Scotland. If you fancy pushing yourself and getting some serious offshore experience then this journey is for you, if you are an aspiring yachtmaster then you will gain one or maybe two of your qualifying passages. As with any sailing adventure, we will do everything we can to get you there and we have an excellent track record - however, your safety is most important to us and if weather decides to be against us we may decide on some alternative destinations.
All onboard expenses are included in the price
As with all our trips, all onboard expenses are included in the price - no hidden costs or surprises.
Our 2019 sailing dates:
We are starting this adventure from either Oban or Orkney, please see the starting and end destinations below;
5th July 2020 - Oban to Orkney (Stromness)
12th July 2020 - Orkney (Stromness) to Oban
Book your spot below or phone us if you have any questions: 07834527038