Sailing West Coast of Scotland and Northern Ireland
"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…..you really should………..book now and join us on this amazing journey."
Included in the price:
- 7 or 8 nights accomodation on 4 or 5 cabin yacht
- all onboard meals and snacks
- fuel and gas
- skipper services
- all marina and harbour fees
Optional - not included in the price:
- optional oil skins hire
- optional final cleaning service at £10 per person
- optional eating in restaurant ashore
- visitors fees to whisky distilery or museum
- travel onshore
Starting in Largs or Oban and returning to the opposite harbour, this trip combines a couple of longer passages and and quite a few trips onshore for some exploring the beautiful towns, harbours and attractions that the West Coast of Scotland and Northern Ireland has to offer.
Leaving from Oban and, depending on the wind and tide, we will visit the Inner Hebrides. We are spoilt for choice in this area: there is the beautiful island of Mull, where we sometimes stop in Tobermory, otherwise known for the colourful houses of Balamory. You will be travelling down the Sound of Jura, which has the best views you can get of the Paps of Jura. If this is not impressive enough, then we sail by the famous Gulf of Corryvreckan, which sits between the islands of Jura and Scarba. Corryvreckan is a whirlpool that is created by the strong Atlantic currents and the underwater topography which together create a tidal race. The island of Islay is a regular stop for us - there is a lovely high street selling traditional Scottish products and we will find time to stop at Laphroaig Whisky Distillery for a tour and a dram! One of the favourite places for Go West to visit is Gigha. Gigha is a community owned island and is the most southerly of the Hebrides. It has a great seafood restaurant and the island produces its own ice cream.
For those who are aspiring Coastal Skippers or Yachtmasters we will make our way to Northern Ireland. This passage will help you toward the logged miles for your next qualification. We will stop at Ballycastle and visit Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, or the famous Old Bushmills Distillery. In the evening many of our crew like to sample a local delicacy – Guinness! The homeward journey will likely take you via the island of Arran, or Holy Island which is owned by a Buddhist Community.
One of our spacious 4 or 5 cabin yachts will become your home for this adventure. All our yachts are great boats, perfect for offshore sailing, which makes even a choppy passage bearable. Our adventure sails are perfect for practising sailing skills and getting the necessary miles or night sail hours to your logbook, which are especially welcomed for those who are aspiring for Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster licence.
Our 2021 sailing adventures will start & finish as below:
11th April - Oban to Largs
06th June - Oban to Largs - Full
20th June - Oban to Largs
25th July - Oban to Largs - Full
15th August - Oban to Largs
19th September - Oban to Largs
Our trip takes you from:
1 - Starting in Oban or Largs
2 - Crinan or Tayvallich
3 - Jura (past paps of Jura)
4 - Gigha
5 - Islay (Port Ellen) where we visit Laphroaig Distillery
6 - Cross to Ballycastle where we visit Giants Causeway
7 - Holy Island on Arran
8 - Returning to Oban or Largs