Join us on this spectacular adventure across the Celtic seas. Enjoy great sailing, stunning scenery and the renowned music, culture and hospitality of Scotland, Ireland and the ancient kingdom of the Isle of Man. From Oban in the Caledonia region of Scotland we’ll head south to spend a first night at anchor under the stars beside the shores of Seil Island. This is the beginning of a paradise of secluded anchorages and tiny fishing ports, friendly people and a warm welcome. Next morning its up and away down Luing Sound, past the tide race of the mighty Gulf of Corryvreckan towards the Island of Jura and our anchorage amid the wild beauty of West Loch Tarbert. Our next leg takes us through the splendid Sound between Jura and Islay to a last stop in Scotland and a chance to sample the famous Islay malts. The following day we’ll cruise south across deep blue seas past Gigha and with the Mull of Kintyre high on our port side we’ll lay our course across the great North Channel towards the Emerald Isle. If we get the timing right the roaring flood tide will carry us south for a quick passage down to Belfast Lough and the lively resort of Bangor. After some entertainment and rest we’ll head back out into the Irish Sea and the next phase of our adventure across to the beautiful and mysterious Isle of Man, redolent of Viking and Celtic history, language and culture amid lyrical scenery. Here we’ll have a choice of harbours to visit and some time ashore before we prepare for the last great passage back to Ireland. With the Mountains of Morne on the starboard bow we look back on an unforgettable week and ahead to our destination at Dublin Bay – and a last night of music and fun in Molly Malone’s Fair City. Why not stay for Crew 7 and complete this cruise through Celtic history and culture all the way to the Isles of Scilly and Penzance.
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 your cruise. Dublin: Howth lies on the northern edge of Dublin with a metro rail connection to the city centre and a rail/bus connection to Dublin airport. Many flights to Dublin. Ferries from UK to Dun Laighore.