SAILING TO THE SMALL ISLES- RUM, EIGG, CANNA AND MUCK
OBAN – OBAN
21 – 28 MAY 2021 | 8 DAYS |
JOURNEY FEE €800, – + BOARDING CASH £350, – PER PERSON
Sail with the Steady at the west coast of Schotland and discover one of the most stunning sailing-areas in the world.
During a sailing holiday in the Hebrides there’s a lot to discover! From cosy harbour towns to deserted anchor-spots, beautiful long sand beaches and rich wildlife, all in all there’s plenty to do or see. In this 8-day travel we sail to our favourite archipelago, the Small Isles.
The journey day by day:
DAY 1 – OBAN
On the first day we expect you on board around 17:00 o’clock in Oban. Steady is waiting for you in the marina at the North Pier, only 300m away from the train station. After getting to know each other you can go to your bunk. Around 19:00 o’clock there’s a shared diner. After this you will be informed about your upcoming travel.
DAY 2 – ANCHORING IN LOCH DRUMBUIE
Time to set sail! we leave Oban and sail through the Sound of Mull, we spend the night behind our ancho in loch Drumbuie, situated north of the Movern Peninsula. This stunning deserted, but sheltered bay is an amazing stop before we set sail for the islands.
DAY 3 – CANNA
We round cape Ardnamurchan and set sail for the most northern island of the Small Isles. Canna is in a lot of aspects the most beautiful of the Small Isles. With its high basalt-cliffs that form home for a colony of puffins. Spend some time on the cliff edge while the float by you by only a couple of centimetres before shooting off to catch more eel.
DAY 4 – LOCH SCAVAIG AND RUM
If we are lucky and catch some calm weather, we will take you to one of the most amazing anchor-spots in the world. Situated at the foot of Skye’s Cuillins we find Loch Scavaig. An estuary connects the Loch with the water of Loch Corusk, which beautifully flows in here. If you follow the walking path it feels like you’ve walked into the centre of the earth. After a visit to this loch, we sail to Rum in the afternoon, which is where we spend the night.
DAY 5 – EIGG
After a nice morning-hike at Rum it’s time to lift the anchor. Eigg, which only measures 5 by 3 miles in by far the liveliest, densely populated, and hospitable island of the Small Isles. From the An Sgurr, 393 meter you have a beautiful view on Muck and Rum.
DAY 6 – MUCK AND TOBERMORY
Muck is the smallest island and measures less than 4km by 2km. Muck is a stunning island of fertile fields to sand beaches and a beautiful west-coast, it has a lot to offer for a hiker.
You definitely have to visit the tearoom for a delicious homemade pastry!
After a visit to the Isle of Muck we sail to the colourful town of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.
DAY 7 – KERRERA
Tobermory is a colourful town with a lot to experience. Nice pubs and shops which you can enjoy in full all morning.
After a visit to Tobermory on our last day we set sail for the island of Kerrera. In comparison to all the busyness of the touristic centre of Oban, Kerrera is very quiet and rural and offers a beautiful view onto the surrounding coastal areas.
In the evening we enjoy the Captains diner together.
DAY 8 – OBAN
After breakfast we raise the Anchor and sail back to Oban in about an hour. After an active week in which you have enjoyed the beautiful green and water-rich surroundings we say our goodbyes around 11 o’clock.
During our travels, the destinations are determined according to the naval weather report. This way you get to optimally enjoy a relaxed holiday end you will see plenty of beautiful 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
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)