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SAILING IN THE OUTER HEBRIDES
ULLAPOOL – ULLAPOOL

25 JUNE 14:00 – 25 JULY 10:00 2022 | 7 DAYS |€ 1200,- PER PERSON | FULL BOARD

Explore the Outer Hebrides on the West Coast of Scotland with our comfortable yacht Steady.

Join Steady in Ullapool and sail with her to explore the wonder of the Outer Hebrides under sail.

LIFE AT SEA

The exact itinerary is dependent on the wind and tides but our crew know all the hotspots off the beaten track and the best places to anchor under the stars. As you board Steady and get familiar with your floating home for the week, the crew will have a better idea of where you might sail. Some possible anchorages include Eriskay, Barra Head, Mingulay, Vatersay, Taransay, Scarp and the Monach Islands.

If the wind is in your favour, another possible destination are The Shiants (or “enchanted isles” in Scottish Gaelic). A group of uninhabited islands that are known for their remoteness, dramatic coastline and rare seabirds. Home to one of RSPB Scotlands Sea bird Recovery projects, life on these remote islands is truly wild and equally important for our national bird populations. Anchor up and explore these wonders by foot whilst soaking up the rugged coastlines and keeping your eyes peeled at all times for exotic flora, fauna, wildlife and interesting archaeological remains.

SUNSETS & STARRY SKIES

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 Outer Hebrides has some of the best opportunities for star gazing in the country.

Sailing in the Hebrides with Steady 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!

WILDLIFE

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, Sparrow hawks 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 on board 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. All meals are freshly prepared and cooked on board, and with private cabins and comfy social spaces, this is an adventure not to be missed!

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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