August 30th to September 6th “Gigha and Islay Explorer”

August 30th to September 6th (7 nights)

“Gigha and Islay Explorer”
Departs/Returns Tayvallich

 

The short sail from Loch Sween to Gigha is often downwind and if needing to wait for a favourable tide Loch Na Keil is an ideal anchorage with its interesting early Christian chapel housing ancient stone carvings. Gigha has its own micro climate and often enjoys fine weather when on the mainland  it is poor. Bikes can be hired from the local shop to explore the island. Then West to Islay and the small island of Texa , inhabited only by wild goats and otters. The whisky distilleries of Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg are nearby on the Islay coast and provide ideal ideal overnight anchorages.

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