Life on Board Stravaigin

Stravaigin is an old Scots word meaning “to wander with no particular intent”

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Life onboard Stravaigin…

Meeting as strangers and departing as friends. Taking away memories to last forever and experiences that inspire and leave you wanting more.

A warm Scottish Welcome

Jump aboard Stravaigin to receive a truly warm Scottish welcome. Settle into your cabin, gather for a safety brief and explore your floating home for the week before enjoying some coffee and homemade cake.

Getting involved

Stravaigin requires no previous sailing experience so you can sit back and enjoy the views although the crew are more than happy to show you the ropes and even give you the helm if you’d like! She’s a great boat to learn how to sail, with a modern winch system and simple gaff rig.

Sleeping, eating and relaxation

Below decks, she has three double cabins with beds that can be separated by lea cloths for those travelling as friends or comfortable solo travellers. One double cabin has an ensuite bathroom and the further two cabins share another bathroom located off the saloon area.

Stravaigin strives to minimise her impact on the environment too so she is fitted with solar panels and a wind generator.

Each day guests enjoy delicious locally sourced food as John whips up a feast in the galley of fresh seafood, organic meats and veggies from local islands, not to mention cakes and bread from the Solace Bakery. You’ll be well-fed and all your hot drinks and meals are included in the ticket price.

Into the water

Skipper John is also a trained snorkel instructor so if guests want to experience some truly refreshing wild swimming in Scotland, then do let him know as you board. There are also two paddle-boards available for guests to use and discover the nooks and crannies of this fascinating coastline. Wetsuits are not available on-board so please bring your own if you would like. There are waterproofs available to hire, please let us know at the time of booking.

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Stravaigin's crew

Living in Scotland, owner & skipper John has a vast knowledge of the local area!

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Life onboard


Board Stravaigin as strangers and depart as friends.

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With a decade of sailing in her sails, Stravaigin has a few stories to tell...

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