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Western Isles & St Kilda

Dates & Availability

Embarkation Location
Oban, UK
Disembarkation Location
Mallaig, UK
Start Date
Friday, 3 July 2020
End Date
Saturday, 11 July 2020
Days Sailing
8
Days in Port
8
Est. Nautical Miles
300
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Price
£960

*Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel this trip. We hope to reschedule for 2021, please contact us if you would like further details when available.*

See the beautiful Western Isles of Scotland sailing aboard our traditional boat and, if weather permits, head for the British sailor's Holy Grail: St Kilda. National Trust for Scotland World Heritage Site and the UK’s most remote outcrop.

Boarding Swan in Oban at 10am, your stay will begin with a comprehensive safety briefing including how to work the lines on deck and set the sails. We will then head through the Sound of Mull to start this Western Isles classic sailing adventure, with a possible first night at Tobermory.

From there we will keep a close eye on the weather forecast and head generally north towards the Sound of Harris to give the best chance for a hop over to St Kilda.

This trip has high potential to see lots of wildlife such as dolphins, whales and basking sharks, as well as many kinds of seabirds. There will be a mix of nights at anchor, as well as in picturesque ports.

Please note: As St Kilda is 41 miles west of the Hebrides in the Atlantic Ocean, any sailing voyage to the Islands are completely weather dependant, and it is never a guaranteed destination. However, if weather and swell conditions allow, we will hop over to visit this unique place.

On land you can walk around the abandoned village, once home to the most remote community in Britain, and discover small stone huts known as Cleits, on your climb up to the edge of the steepest cliffs in Britain for an incredible view.

From the Sound of Harris the journey takes us back into the Minch with possible stops on the Island of Skye.

We will disembark on Saturday 11th at 10am in Mallaig on the Scottish Mainland.

A voyage on Swan is very much a hands-on experience - you are part of her crew, and work as a team to make your voyage happen. All tasks are shared and everyone joins in, from the most to the least experienced. For more details of what to expect on board please refer to our Welcome Aboard leaflet.

Included in voyage

Included in the price of this trip are sailing instruction, accommodation and all meals for the duration of your stay. For further details on what is included, and what to bring with you, please refer to our kit list.

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