SAILING JURA, IONA AND STAFFA
03 JUNE 14:00 – 09 JUNE 10:00 2023 | 7 DAYS |€ 1350,- PER PERSON | FULL BOARD
The Inner Hebrides are rich in history, wildlife and unique coastlines and Steady will take you to all the best parts.
Joining Steady in Oban, Scotland, the main focus of this trip will be the Islands of Mull, Jura and surrounding small islands; each with their own unique, fascinating personality and dramatic landscapes.
The Gulf of Corryvreckan lies between the islands and is home to the worlds third-largest whirlpool, Scarba. Don’t worry though, we will steer clear by boat and instead you can witness this natural wonder on foot from the cliff on the coast of Jura! Jura, once the hideout for George Orwell to complete his famous 1984, has only 200 inhabitants, massively outnumbered by its wild deer population which has been counted at approximately 5000.
The Isle of Colonsay is one of the smallest inhabited Hebridean islands and is known for its tranquillity and unspoilt natural beauty. Kiloran Bay is the most famous of many sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. From otters to seals to wild goats and a plethora of wild plants; Colonsay is rich in wild and unspoilt nature.
Over half of the islands that comprise the Inner Hebrides are uninhabited, giving way for a diverse ecosystem of flora and fauna, taking over several of the islands. Many of these islands are home to fascinating ruins and have evidence of diverse clans and communities who once inhabited these remote lands – much of this is viewed easily from the sea, however, once Zuza is anchored you will be free to explore the islands and their history on foot.
The itinerary is, of course, dependent on the wind and tides but our crew know all the hotspots off the beaten track and the best places to anchor. We will show you the beauty of the islands from the water but you will also have the chance to explore 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 – you may even spot the northern lights.
This cruise requires no previous sailing experience so you can sit back and enjoy the views, however, if you wish, the crew are more than happy to show you the ropes and even give you the helm!
Sightings of seabirds such as Black Guillemots can be seen in their hundreds and white-tailed eagles soar along the rugged coastline. Sailing on Steady is often rewarded with widespread sightings of birds of prey like Buzzards, Kestrels, Sparrowhawks and Peregrines and, if you’re lucky, you’ll spot the diminutive Merlin. The sound is magnificently overwhelming, with the call of seabird colonies, Puffins, Guillemots & Razorbills, echoing off the cliffs.
There are frequent encounters with Common, Bottlenose & Whitebeak dolphins onboard these trips, and Risso & White-sided dolphins are also occasionally sighted. There are plenty of whales in this part of the world too. Our most common encounters are with Minke – Humpbacks are a less frequent visitor, while the real star of the show is the resident pod of Orca if you’re lucky enough to see them gliding through the water. So keep your eyes peeled and have your binoculars at the ready!
Wherever you sail with Steady, be sure that the views will be breathtaking and the wildlife in abundance, so have your eyes peeled and your binoculars at the ready for a wonderful trip. With food included, private cabins and comfy social spaces, this is an adventure not to be missed!
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.
|Single berth in twin cabin||€ 1350,-||Per person|
|Optional: Twin cabin (Single occupancy) Surcharge of 35%||€ 472,-||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 trip
*If the reservation is made within 6 weeks prior to departure the price will be charged in 1 term.
- 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
- All ship- cleaning- and reservation costs, STO guarantee, VAT.
- 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)