Sailing From Loch to Loch
- Vessel: Steady
- Where: Scotland
- Duration: 7 days
- Embark: Corpach - 10 August 2019, 15:00
- Disembark: Oban - 16 August 2019, 10:00
7 days of gentle sailing and walking from Oban to Corpach, just North of Fort William. Steady will sail, true to her name, over some of the west coast’s most beautiful lochs and give you the opportunity to go ashore for some wonderful woodland and beach-style walks.
Starting in Oban, your journey will see Steady sail many sheltered lochs on a gentle voyage to Corpach – a wonderful way to experience the natural beauty of the Highlands. We sail close to the coast at all times so there are lots of opportunities for some light walking, which we highly recommend. We’ll be spending most nights in serene and quiet anchorages – Marinas are few and far between in the Hebrides. Being away from the trails and tribulations of civilisation provides a welcome break for most people. The calm waters of the lochs provide the ideal opportunity to spot some wonderful wildlife too – a true highlight of this area.
Schedule (Depending on weather and wind influences, this is subject to change)
Day 1 – Oban to Loch Spelve
You are welcome to join us from 3 pm onwards – after we’ll show you around, giving you a short safety talk (this is highly important information to know in an event of an emergency) we sail to Loch Spelve, located on the east-south side of Isle of Mull and is home to the sumptuously fat and creamy Mull Mussel – your dinner for tonight!
Day 2 – Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Fantastic sailing through the Sound of Mull to the colourful fishing village of Tobermory. The next morning we stay here in our quiet anchorage so that you can explore this historic little town, and sample some of the whiskeys from the local distillery.
Day 3 – Loch Sunart
After a visit to Tobermory we sail into the narrow and deep Loch Sunart. The birdlife here is fantastic – keep your eyes peeled for majestic sea and golden eagles! Binoculars are a must.
Day 4 – Loch Aline
A small Loch located in Morvern, home to salmon, seabirds and wild game. Surrounded by green hills and valleys, here life feels at its most tranquil. The word ‘hectic’ won’t appear in any guidebook for the area!
Day 5 – Loch Linnhe
We’ll set sail to the beautiful Loch Linnhe where we can sail and spend the night at a tranquil spot near Lismore.
Day 6 – Corpach
Washing through a bottleneck which has spectacular tidal streams and sees us going through the sea lock. Our arrival in Corpach around lunchtime marks the end of the passage. you still have plenty of time to see Neptune’s staircase or to stroll along the towpath, exploring the Caledonian Canal
Day 7- Corpach (Fort William)
Sees your departure after a continental breakfast – keep in touch with those amazing friends you’ll have made over your time away; you might even come back and do it all again next year.
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Staysail Ketch
Join Jan-Willem and Mariëlle Kerkmeer aboard their 1993 Dutch ketch as they sail the seas of Scandinavia and Scotland.
Since she was built, Steady has been used as a charter vessel, so is fully kitted out with her guests comfort in mind. She sleeps eight people in four comfortable twin cabins, with two bathrooms and a spacious living area below deck.
There’s plenty of room on deck too to take in the surrounding views and if the weather should turn, Steady has Musto sailing suits available for her guests.
Mariëlle & Jan-Willem also make full use of the well-equipped kitchen, making varied meals for all the guests on board – these are all included in the price of your voyage. For seven-day voyages, you will also be able to enjoy one meal ashore, and longer voyages (ten and twelve-day) there will be two dinners ashore – (these meals ashore are not included in the price of your voyage)
Onboard Steady, most guests like to lend a hand with the sailing of this eye-catching vessel, and Jan-Willem and Mariëlle are excellent teachers if you do want to get involved. They will cater for all abilities, so if you’d rather sit back and relax with a book, then that’s fine too!
Steady’s voyages explore the islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides and St Kilda; an area of unspoilt wilderness and breathtaking beauty in the Western Isles of Scotland. Her trips give you access to the most captivating and remote hidden secrets of this incredible and beautiful place. As you cruise through this stunning marine landscape you will likely be lucky enough to experience close encounters with rare wildlife and have time to soak up the unique and fascinating history and culture of the Hebrides and St Kilda.
Watch this short video of Steady sailing around Oban.
- Are all meals included in the price?
Yes - all meals (except the one or two meals that you may have ashore) are included in the price (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Soft/Hot Drinks) Please note that Alcohol is not included.
- Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know at the time of booking.
- What language is spoken on board?
Jan-Willem and Mariëlle are Dutch, however they are fluent in English too.
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are four cosy twin bunk bed cabins. (Please remember that you're on a boat!)
- How many bathrooms/showers does she have?
Steady has 2 toilets and 2 showers.
- Is there WIFI aboard?
No, but you should easily reach 3/4G from the shore.
- Are there Life Jackets provided?
- Are there Waterproofs available?
Yes, Steady has Musto sailing suits available if needed.
- Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a love for adventure.
- Will I be seasick?
Everyone reacts differently but if you are unsure we recommend you take seasick tablets 24hours before you board.