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Western Isles & St Kilda - 9 nights

Dates & Availability

Embarkation Location
Ullapool, UK
Disembarkation Location
Ullapool, UK
Limited Spaces
Start Date
Sunday, 22 May 2022
End Date
Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Days Sailing
9
Est. Nautical Miles
300
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Price
£1,080

Join us for a 9 night stay aboard our traditional sailing boat, exploring the beautiful Western Isles of Scotland and, if weather permits, the British sailor's Holy Grail: St Kilda. National Trust for Scotland World Heritage Site and the UK’s most remote outcrop. Please contact us to book info@swantrust.com

Boarding Swan at 10am in Ullapool, on the Scottish Mainland, your stay will begin with a comprehensive safety briefing including how to work the lines on deck and set the sails. We will then start our Western Isles classic sailing adventure, making the most of the weather, scenery, wildlife and idyllic anchorages and ports along the way.

From the start, we will keep a close eye on the weather forecast and head generally 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 Tuesday 31st May at 10am back in Ullapool.

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.

To book this trip please e-mail: info@swantrust.com

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