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SAILING & EXPLORING THE HEBRIDES

OBAN – OBAN

06 AUGUST 14:00 – 12 AUGUST 2022 | 7 DAYS |€ 1200, – PER PERSON | FULL BOARD

Sail to the Scottish west-coast with Steady and discover one of the most stunning sailing areas in the world.

During a sailing holiday in the Hebrides, in which we don’t follow a predetermined route, there is a lot to discover. From cosy harbour-villages to deserted anchor-spots, beautiful long beaches, and a rich wildlife, all in all plenty to do or see.

When we sail westward from Oban through the Sound of Mull, you can chance course after Ardnamurchan Point, you can go either North, South or West towards Barra and further. With a southward heading we follow the majestic coastline of mull via Treshnish to Staffa. A visit the Fingal’s cave is a must, but the landing is highly dependent on the swell. Further on is the holy island Iona in which the resonance of Columbà still lives on. When we continue, we pass Torrans rocks and in the south, there is Colonsay, here we can spend the night on the pier and when you enter the island you can taste a number of amazing ales from the smallest island brewery in the world.

The northward route will take the steady to the more desolate Hebrides islands. Rum, by far the biggest island, has a cluster of formidable Vulcanic peaks. Askival (Ash Mountain), the highest peak dominates the landscape and the name itself comes from the Vikings that once settled here.

If we get lucky and have calm weather, we’ll take you to one of the most amazing anchor-spots in the world. Situated at the bottom of Skye’s Cuillins lays Loch Scavaig. An estuary connects the loch with the water of Corusk which beautifully runs in. If you follow the hiking trail it feels like you walked right into the earth.

Eigg, which only measures 5 by 3 miles, is by far the most alive, densely populated, and welcoming island of the small isles. From the An Sgurr, 393 meters, you have a stunning sight of Muck and Rhum. Canna is in a lot of aspects the most beautiful of the small isles, with its high basalt-cliffs which house a colony of puffins. Spend some time on the cliff edge while they float by you only a couple of centimetres before they shoot away to catch more eel.

During the anchoring by night, you can surrender yourself to the calmness of the island, knowing there’s little more to do than hiking, bird watching and enjoying the landscape and the hospitality of the island’s population

Wherever Steady takes you will see that every island offers some good short hikes of about an hour before you leave and head for a new anchor-spot. Generally, the islands don’t have a marina, so we are moored to our own anchor and use the dinghy to visit the island. This journey is highly recommended to those who like hiking, wildlife, and nature’s beauty!

During our travels, our destinations are determined according to the nautical weather report. This way you’ll have the optimal relaxed holiday, and you will see plenty of the beautiful nature.

General Info

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 availability for a maximum of 8 guests.

For whom is this journey suitable?

  • You are over 16 years old
  • Your health and mobility is sufficient for a sailing trip at sea
  • You love being outside in nature
  • you are looking for a holiday with wildlife 
  • Active holidays in small groups is really something for you

Do I need sailing experience?

All our voyages are fully crewed so there’s no sailing experience needed to join a sailing holiday adventure! 

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.

Price:

 

 

Single berth in twin cabin

€ 1200,-

Per person

Optional: Twin cabin (Single occupancy) Surcharge of 35% 

€ 420,-

Per person

Terms of payment

The payment amount will be paid in 2 terms*:

25%: Two weeks after the reservation

75%: One month before the start of the voyage

*If the reservation is made within 6 weeks prior to departure the boarding price will be charged in 1 term.

Included:

  • Crew: captain and mate/cook
  • Bedsheets and towels
  • All meals, snacks and hot drinks
  • Use of eco-friendly shower gel and shampoo
  • Use of a MUSTO BR1 sailing suit (jacket and trousers) size S-XXL
  • Lifejackets
  • All ship- cleaning- and reservation costs, STO guarantee, VAT.

Not included:

  • Travel to and from the ship.
  • Personal expenses
  • Softdrinks and alcoholic drinks on board
  • possible extra tickets and entry fees
  • Travel- and/or cancellation-insurance

What do I take?

  • Waterproof (hiking)shoes with good grip
  • Rainboots or a second pair of shoes for wet weather
  • Warm clothing. Out on the water wind chill makes it feel colder, so remember layered clothing and thermo-underlayers
  • a hat, it can be cold out on the water!
  • Light rain-clothing for on-shore, our sailing gear is not suitable for walking or hiking
  • Sun-protection (Sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Passport or ID
  • Travel insurance
  • There is no room for suitcases, therefor use soft travel bags.

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)

 

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