14. Sailing Skye & The Small isles 2024
Sail with Steady in the West coast of Scotland offering some of the most stunning cruising grounds in the world! Join us on the West coast of Scotland for an adventure sailing holiday exploring the Hebrides. Set sail from the port town of Oban as you make the most of the wind and sail to discover the islands and miles of coastline that make up the inner Hebrides.
Steady will show you the beauty of the islands from the water but you will also have the chance to explore ashore on foot. Relax in sheltered anchorages and watch picturesque sunsets, and if we are blessed with dark skies, the stargazing from the deck is breathtaking. With little pollution, sailing in the Hebrides has some of the best opportunities for star gazing in the country.
- Adventurous sailing trip
- Wildlife watching
- Island hopping & Exploration
- Perfect for groups of up to 8 people, couples and solo travellers
Embarkation: Saturday 03.08.24 at 2pm in Oban Disembarkation: Friday 09.08.24 at 10 am in Oban
DAY 1 – OBAN
On the 1st day, we welcome you on board in Oban at 2 pm. Steady is waiting for you in the marina on the North Pier, just 300m from the train station. While enjoining coffee/tea with cake, we get to know each other and the ship. We will leave Oban that same afternoon and sail to a beautiful anchorage in the Sound of Mull where we will also spend the night. After dinner together you will be further briefed on the upcoming voyage.
DAY 2 – RUM
We raise anchor and sail to the island of Rum. Rum is a national nature reserve and the largest island of the Small Isles. The island’s most famous residents are the golden eagles (reintroduced in the 1980s), red deer and the hardy Rum ponies.
We anchor here in the natural bay overlooking the architectural Kinloch Castle. After lunch, there is an opportunity to go ashore by dinghy. There are a number of beautiful hiking trails on Rum Island allowing you to fully enjoy the breathtaking mountain and coastal scenery.
DAY 3 – SKYE
We take you to one of the Hebrides’ most beautiful anchorages. Nestled at the foot of Skye’s Cuillins lies Loch Scavaig. Surrounded by impressive pointed mountain peaks, you’ll see large numbers of grey and common seals at very close distance.
Loch Scavaig is connected to the inland lake Loch Corusk. Walking around Loch Corusk is breathtaking. The lake is fresh water so also great for taking a refreshing dip!
DAY 4 – EIGG
Eigg is the second largest and most populous island of the beautiful Small Isles. Eigg is dominated by a remarkable vertical blockstone of An Sgurr. The impressive peak was originally a lava flow from the volcano on Rum some 58 million years ago. The lava followed an ancient riverbed and filled the valley. Over the following millions of years, the pitchstone lava, which is harder than the surrounding basalt, withstood erosion and remained standing while the surrounding rock was gradually worn away. Now the kilometre-long ridge stands proudly, with the summit at 393 metres.
The climb to the top offers truly fantastic views of the other Small Isles and of Skye and Ardnamurchan. The route is fairly easy, but the last part is a steep climb and we have to rock climb (very easily) along the ridge.
DAY 5 – MULL, TOBERMORY
We sail in to the sheltered Sound of Mull to the colourful town of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. From Tobermory there are some lovely short hiking trails. There are also lovely pubs and shops to enjoy.
DAY 6 – KERRERA
After a leisurely morning in Tobermory we sail to Kerrera. Compared to all the hustle and bustle of the nearby tourist centre of Oban, Kerrera is very quiet, rural and offers stunning views of the surrounding coastal areas. Cars are banned on the island except for locals making it a walker’s paradise. In the evening, we enjoy the Captains dinner together.
DAY 7 – OBAN
After breakfast, we raise anchor and sail back to Oban in an hour. After an active 7 days enjoying the beautiful green and watery surroundings, we say goodbye to each other at 10 am.
NB: The above schedule depends on weather, wind and tide, if necessary we deviate from it.
- Age from 16 years
- You are in good health
- Sailing experience not require
- Perfect for solo travellers and couples
CATERING ON BOARD
All meals on board are included in the price, including accompanying drinks (tea, coffee, milk, orange juice, etc.) A glass of wine will be served with dinner. No alcohol is served during sailing for safety reasons. Other drinks are not included and will be charged at the end of the trip.
Our meals are healthy and varied but above all tasty! We can also accommodate dietary requirements such as gluten-free – lactose-free – veg – low-carb.
€ 1550,- p.p. based on shared cabin
We charge 50% supplement for single use of a double cabin
- Crew: captain, mate/cook
- All meals are included in the price (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot drinks)
- All bedding (pillow, sheets & duvet) and wash towel
- Marina and fuel fees
- All tender trips to and fro the boat
- Musto sailing waterproofs whilst on the boat
- Use of eco-friendly shower gel + hair shampoo
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Alcohol and soft drinks
- Any flights
- Transit hotels
- Travel to and from the boat on the day of joining/leaving
- Travel and/or cancellation insurance
- Personal expenses
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