Sailing From Loch to Loch
- Vessel: Steady
- Where: Scotland
- Duration: 7 days
- Embark: Corpach - 18 May 2019, 15:00
- Disembark: Oban - 24 May 2019, 10:00
7 days of gentle sailing and walking from Corpach, just North of Fort William, to Oban. 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 Corpach at the foot of Neptune’s Staircase, your journey will see Steady sail many sheltered lochs on a gentle voyage to Oban – a wonderful way to experience the natural beauty of the Highlands. We sail close to the coast at all times so there’s 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 – Corpach
You are welcome to join us from 3 pm onwards – you still have plenty of time to see Neptune’s staircase or to stroll along the towpath, exploring the Caledonian Canal. We’ll show you around, giving you a short safety talk (this is highly important information to know in an event of an emergency) and then settle down for a beautiful home-cooked dinner, raising a glass to the week ahead.
Day 2 – Loch Linnhe
Day 2 sees us going through a sea lock and washing though a bottleneck which has spectacular tidal streams. We’ll be catapulted through to the beautiful Loch Linnhe where we can sail and spend the night at a tranquil spot near Lismore.
Day 3 – 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 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – Loch Spelve
Loch Spelve is 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 7 – Oban
We leave early from the Loch and have breakfast at sea, meaning a slight change in temperament of the voyage – take the opportunity to get stuck in with the sailing. Keep a lookout for dolphins and porpoises now that we’re in open water. Our arrival in Oban around lunchtime marks the end of the passage.
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Sailing From Loch to Loch||18 May 2019||7||FULL||Full|
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.
- Total number of berths : 10
- Guest berths : 8
- Bathrooms : 2
- Smoking on board? :