Sailing Holidays

Skippered Sailing Holidays in Scotland

Cruise around Scotland’s wonderful seascapes and discover long secluded sea lochs, dramatic mountains, endless sandy beaches, ever changing light and amazing wildlife. Enjoy short breaks, or a longer spell on board, experience the thrill of sailing, delicious cuisine with a focus on fresh shellfish and find time to relax and unwind away from the stresses of modern day life.

Our Skippered cruises run from April to October from ports and marinas in the Clyde, Mid Argyll, Oban, Mallaig and Gairloch.  Cruise dates are below but itineraries can be altered to suit guests’ requirements and could include magical places such as-

*Fingal’s cave, made famous by Mendelsons “Hebridean Overture”

*Sandaig, where Gavin Maxwell lived and was the author of “Ring of Bright Water”

*Balfours Bay, the temporary home of Robert Louis Stevenson which inspired him to write the classic novel “Kidnapped”

*Shark factory at the South end of Skye, subject of the book “Harpoon at a Venture” by Gavin Maxwell

*Eilean Donan Castle used for films, “Highlander”and “The World is not Enough”

Bluebird is an American built “J Boat” and has comfortable accommodation for up to five guests in quarters comprising two double cabins, (one en suite) and the main saloon which has two single berths. The yacht has a bright, cosy interior and is a fast cruiser, exciting to sail. Guests can choose to get involved in the day to day running of the yacht, helming, navigating, sail handling, or simply sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery. The cuisine aboard is a key feature- come sailing with us and enjoy superb healthy breakfasts, wonderful seafood lunches and delightful evening meals-using the best of Scotland’s fresh larder.

***Dates will be put on soon for the 2018 season. Contact us if you’d like to book specific dates and plan a trip tailored to you.***

Some Events for 2017:

April 13th to 17th (4 nights) Easter public holiday Friday and Monday

“Spring cruising around Isle of Bute”

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 18th to 25th (7 nights)

“Spring cruising around Isle of Arran”

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

 

 

 

April 27th to May 1st (4 nights)

“Passage from Clyde to Tayvallich”

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 5th to 10th (5 nights)

“Whisky distillery cruise”

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 19th to 21st (2 nights)

“Islands Peaks Race”

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

 

 

 

May 24th to 28th (4 nights)

“Passage from Clyde to Oban”

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 6th to 12th (6 nights)

“Towards St. Kilda”

TWO PLACES LEFT

 

 

 

 

 

June 15th to 24th (9 nights)

“Isle of Sky and outer Hebrides cruise”

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 1st to 7th  (6 nights)

“Small Isles Explorer”

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 10th to 15th (5 nights)

“Around Isle of Mull”

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 28th to August 4th (7 nights)

“Summer School Sailing”

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

 

 

 

August 8th to 15th (7 nights)

“Outer Hebrides Explorer”

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

 

 

 

August 20th to 25th (5 nights)

“Inner Hebrides Explorer”

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 29th to September 2nd
(4 nights)

“Gigha and Islay Explorer

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 21st to 25th (4 nights)

“Jura Music Festival”

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

 

 

 

October 5th to 9th (4 nights)

“Passage to Clyde from Tayvallich”

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find more detailed information on each cruise and pricing here.