What an opportunity to enjoy a fantastic sailing adventure and visit the western isles, Orkney Isles, Fairisle, perhaps Shetland and the far north of Scotland in one amazing trip! Join the yacht at Oban on a spectacular summer’s evening with the mountains of Mull in the distance. Sail out through the Sound of Mull. Enjoy a night of traditional music and fun in Tobermory. Sail amongst minke whales near the Isle of Rum. Visit the grandeur of Skye and anchor under the dramatic Cuillins. Spend a night at anchor amid seals in the lovely Summer Isles and another in serene isolation in the Scottish west coast wilderness. Its now time to enjoy an exhilarating sail around Cape Wrath and along the remote northern coast towards Orkney and Shetland. This is real adventure sailing. Depending on wind and tide we‘ll aim to visit Fairisle and Shetland before heading back south to the Orkneys. The area is rich in archaeology and steeped in Celtic and Norse legend. We’ll pause in Stromness on Scapa Flow and there may be time here to take a car tour to some of the most amazing archaeological and historical sites before we sail on through Scapa Flow and carry the roaring tide through the mighty Pentland Firth to the Scottish mainland at Duncansby Head. The adventure continues with a visit to delightful Lybster or Helmsdale before the finale – a splendid sail south past the Black Isle and our destination at Lossiemouth. Savour the unique sense of achievement as you help furl the sails for the last time and put the boat in her berth in this welcoming Moray Firth Harbour.
Travel: Oban can be reached by coach or rail from Glasgow. The bus to Oban passes by the marina. Cheap flights – Easyjet, BA, and others to Glasgow airport or Ryanair to Prestwick. Good rail or coach transfers airport to Glasgow train and coach stations. Overnight accommodation can be arranged at Oban before and/or after your cruise. Lossiemouth: Airports at Inverness or Aberdeen, each 1 to 1.5 hours away with cheap Easyjet or BA flights to London. Rail (sleeper) service from Inverness. Buses or taxi from the airports.