ISLAND HOPPING TO JURA AND MULL
OBAN – OBAN FULLY BOOKED
8 – 15 AUGUST 2021 | 8 DAYS |
JOURNEY FEE €800, – + BOARDING CASH £350, – PER PERSON
Sail with the Steady to the west coast of Scotland and discover one of the most stunning sailing areas in the world.
During a sailing holidays in the Hebrides there’s a lot to experience! From cosy harbour villages to remote anchor spots, beautiful long sand beaches and rich wildlife, all in all there is plenty to do or see. In this 8-day trip we sail to a beautiful untouched part of the Inner Hebrides.
The journey day by day:
DAY 1 – OBAN
On the 1st day we expect you on board around 17:00 o’clock in Oban. The Steady will be waiting for you in the marina at the North Pier, only 300m away from the train station. After meeting each other you can got to your cabin. Around 19:00 o’clock there will be a common meal. After which you will be informed about the upcoming travel.
DAY 2 – JURA
In front of the Scottish west coast lays the island of Jura, an island off the Inner Hebrides. It is twice as big as the Dutch island of Texel, but only counts 190 inhabitants, (and 6000 deer). You will go there for the nature and the whiskey; the distillery is the beating heart of the island. Steady will drop its anchor at the sheltered east side close to the Craig house.
DAY 3 – ORONSAY
In the morning there’s an opportunity to visit the distillery or have a morning stroll around the nearly deserted island. In the afternoon we will sail to the island of Oronsay vias the sound of Islay. A beautiful untouched piece of the United Kingdom and the wildlife is amazing. It’s worth it to, from off the anchor spot, take a one-mile hike to Oronsay Priory.
DAY 4 – IONA
Isle of Iona is a tiny island which only houses 120 people. Though due to the humungous amounts of tourists that visit this magnificent island, it is never quiet. Yearly there’s about 130.000 tourists visiting the island of Iona. In the year 565 A.D. the Irish Saint Columba founded Iona Abby. The monastery is the main attraction of the island.
DAY 5 – GOMETRA
Along a northward course we follow the majestic coastline of Mull by the Treshnish and onwards to Staffa. At the island Lunga, Treshnish, we take a break to look at the funny puffins. Later in the afternoon we drop the anchor at a nice, sheltered place at the island of Gometra, west of the isle of Mull.
DAY 6 – TOBERMORY
It’s quite a stretch we’re sailing around the north of Mull towards Tobermory. This is a cosy and colourful town of Tobermory in which there’s a lot to experience. Nice pubs and shops which you can enjoy in abundance in the afternoon.
DAY 7- KERRERA
On our last day we will set sail to the island Kerrera. Compared to the hustle and bustle of the nearby touristic centre of Oban, Kerrera is very quiet, rural, and provides a stunning view of the surrounding coastal areas. Cars are forbidden on the island, except for locals, making it a hiker’s paradise. There is plenty of time for a Hike in the afternoon. In the evening we will enjoy the Captains dinner all together.
Day 8 – OBAN
After breakfast we lift the anchor and sail about an hour back to Oban. After an active week in which you have enjoyed the beautiful green and water-rich surroundings we say our goodbyes at 11:00 o’clock.
During our journeys, the destinations are determined according to the naval weather report. This way you can enjoy your relaxing holiday in full and you will see plenty of the magnificent nature.
This journey description is meant to give you an impression of how the journey could look. Weather conditions are however a big influence in this area. Therefor the travel-plan can get changed.
Maximum number of guests:
There is space for a maximum of 6 guests.
The crew will be either 3 of 4 people
For whom is this journey suitable?
- You are over 16 years old
- Are you over 70 years old? Please contact us first.
- You have a good stamina and mobility
- Some sailing experience (for the journeys within Scotland sailing experience is not needed)
- You enjoy night-sailing.
What language is spoken on board?
We are sailing with an international group of people. The crew is Dutch and speaks English and German. The main language on deck will be English when there are multiple nationalities on board.
Based on a shared cabin
€ 800, –
Board cash (this is used for all meals, diesel, and harbour-fees)
€ 450, –
Paying the journey-fee
The boarding-price will be paid in 2 terms*:
25%: Two weeks after the reservation
75%: one month before the start of the trip.
*If the reservation is made within 6 weeks prior to departure the boarding price will be charged in 1 term.
The board cash will be paid in 1 term in cash on the 1st day of the journey.
- Crew of 4
- Bedsheets and towels
- All meals snacks and hot beverages
- Use of eco-friendly shower gel and shampoo
- Use of a MUSTO BR1 sailing suit (jacket and trousers) size S-XXL
- All ship- cleaning- and reservation costs, STO guarantee, VAT
Trees are of vital importance to a healthy climate!
We are glad to make Steady Sailing greener. For each guest that books a journey with us we will get a tree planted at the end of the sailing season. For this we will pick a forestry project in the Netherlands.
- Travel to and from the ship.
- Personal expenses
- Soda’s and alcoholic drinks on board
- possible extra tickets and entry fees
- Travel- and/or cancellation-insurance
How do I get to Oban?
There are multiple daily KLM fights from Schiphol to Glasgow and Edinburgh, from there you travel to Oban by bus or train. Elaborate travel info about Scotland you can find here.
This offer is covered by the warranty of STO Garant. You can see the terms and conditions of this warranty-agreement STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/downloads)