West Coast of Scotland and Northern Ireland

The Yacht

One of our spacious 4 cabin yachts will become your home for this adventure. All our yachts are commercially coded and perfect for offshore sailing, which makes even a choppy passage bearable. Our adventure sails are perfect for practicing sailing skills and getting the necessary miles or night sailing hours into your logbook, which are especially welcomed for those who are aspiring for a Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster licence.

Whisky Tour

The Route

Starting in Oban or Largs and returning to the opposite harbour, this trip combines a couple of longer passages 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.

Oban to Largs:  Leaving from Oban and, depending on the forecast winds 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  TV's "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 and whirlpool. 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.  The skipper will invite the crew to suggest other ports of call

For those who are aspiring Coastal Skippers or Yachtmasters we can make our way to Northern Ireland. This passage will help you towards 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.

Largs to Oban will be the reverse direction, although not necessarily visiting the same ports of call.

Number of participants

Dates for Whisky Tour start & finish as below -

19th May 2024 - Oban to Largs - 7 days

25th May 2024 - Oban to Largs - 7 days

29th June 2024 - Largs - Oban - 7 days

28th July 2024 - Oban - Largs - 7 days

18th August 2024 - Oban to Largs - 7 days

22nd September 2024 - Oban to Largs - 7 days

 

Price is £795.00 for an All Inclusive Sailing Adventure

 

Weather dependent, a typical adventure 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

Included in the price:

  • 7 nights accommodation on 4 cabin yacht
  • all onboard meals and snacks
  • fuel and gas
  • skipper services
  • bedding
  • all marina and harbour fees

Optional - not included in the price:

  • Oilskins hire - £3 per item per day
  • Final cleaning service at £10 per person
  • Eating onshore
  • Fees for onshore facilities or attractions
  • travel to/from the yacht
Number of participants

"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."