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Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs

This 6-day cruise is a wonderful introduction to the breath-taking Scottish Highlands and islands all from the sea.

Highlights

 
  • Departing from Oban, explore the gorgeous Isle of MullTobermory, Duart Castle and the beautiful lochs of SpelveAline and Linhe.
  • Get the full flavour of Scotland from the sea: its sheltered sea lochstranquil anchoragespicturesque harboursancient castles and even a whisky distillery.
  • Enjoy the local naturetraditions and history of the Inner Hebrides!

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Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs

What to expect?

Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs

This cruise takes you along the sheltered Sound of Mull, famous for its wildlife and bordered by the Isle of Mull and the Morvern Peninsula, and along historic Loch Linnhe. Our voyage will give you the full flavour of Scotland from the sea: its sheltered sea lochs, tranquil anchorages, picturesque harbours, ancient castles and even a whisky distillery.

Our departure point will be Oban. After a short introduction to life on board our small ship we lift anchor and set sail to our first destination: Loch Spelve. A narrow entrance leads us into its tranquil waters on the beautiful Isle of Mull, with its surrounding ancient oak forest. If we are lucky, we might spot an otter along the loch shore. We can also pick up some local grown mussels in the morning before we leave to our next destination: Tobermory.

Tobermory is one of the most picturesque towns in the Western Isles with its famous whisky distillery and colourful waterfront. We anchor in the Bay where a Spanish galleon was supposedly sunk with all its treasure. We can spend a day ashore and for the adventurous there are fast boat trips that can be arranged to visit Fingal’s cave on the Isle of Staffa. There are also Sea Eagle Watch tours, guided walks or you can just wander along the streets, visit the delightful local museum, perhaps watch a pipe band, admire the wooden fishing boats and take in the long history of this lovely village.

Next, our daytime anchorage in Duart Bay is below the spectacular 13th century Duart Castle, the ancestral home to the Maclean clan. We can go for walks along the shore and visit the castle and learn about its rich clan history.

We will then anchor on the Morvern Peninsula, off the Sound of Mull, to visit loch Aline. Continuing to Loch Linnhe, we will sail all the way to Fort William. We travel past Lismore Island for the sheltered anchorage off Shuna Island. We can go ashore and visit the local nature reserve on the mainland and admire the famous Castle Stalker. There are lovely walks across the causeway bridge to Port Appin.

Please note that your voyage is weather dependent.  Weather doesn't just mean good or bad weather. There are many considerations such as tidal gates, wind direction and strength, the strength and direction of currents, overfalls, and fetch. If you wish to visit a specific place or have a specific experience, such as fly fishing, sea eagle tours, whisky tasting, then please do let your skipper know and he will endeavour to meet your request!

Price and optionals

Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs
  •   From: € 840.00 per person

Important info

Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs
  •   Duration: 6 days
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required: Beginner
  •   Difficulty level: Very easy
  •   Languages spoken: English
  •   Minimum group size: 1
  •   Maximum group size: 8

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Some of the top reasons to book:

  • Extraordinary wildlife.
  • Ex-tall ship with skipper and chef.
  • Hoist the sails!
  • Great value for money.
  • Cruises through the Crinan Canal.
  • Maximum of 6 guests per cruise.
  • Breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner.
  • Organised activities for free.

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Unregistered user (30/10/2017)

A truly transformative and wonderful journey. Being on a ship and moving according to the elements is regenerative. Not to mention finding my sea legs, learning about being at sea, laughing until my sides ached and eating wonderful food and finding out what it's like to be in a forgiving team. St Hilda is the real star - taking us to beautiful places and holding so much fun. It's like Noah's Ark meets Moby Dick meets the Simpsons! Amanda (UK, Sept 2017)

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St Hilda Sea Adventures
St Hilda Sea Adventures provides wildlife and cruising holidays on board an ex-tallship St Hilda or their wee ship Seahorse II. We anchor in the most sheltered, idyllic places where passengers can visit distilleries, world famous islands, watch the wildlife, go fishing or swim in the sea lochs. Dolphins, basking sharks, otters, and many species of birds are often seen, and even the occasional whale.
St Hilda Sea Adventures
Dunstaffnage Marina NA
Oban Inner and Outer Hebrides Argyll (Scotland)

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Unregistered user (30/10/2017)

A truly transformative and wonderful journey. Being on a ship and moving according to the elements is regenerative. Not to mention finding my sea legs, learning about being at sea, laughing until my sides ached and eating wonderful food and finding out what it's like to be in a forgiving team. St Hilda is the real star - taking us to beautiful places and holding so much fun. It's like Noah's Ark meets Moby Dick meets the Simpsons! Amanda (UK, Sept 2017)

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