Sailing & Exploring the Hebrides
- Vessel: Eda Frandsen
- Where: Scotland
- Duration: 10 days
- Embark: Mallaig - 21 August 2022, 15:00
- Disembark: Mallaig - 30 August 2022, 09:00
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Sail and explore the magic and wonder of the Western Isles of Scotland on classic boat Eda Frandsen.
Join us for an unforgettable 10-day adventure sailing holiday to the farthest-flung corners of the Western Isles
LIFE AT SEA
Exactly where you sail with Eda Frandsen will be decided by the whims of the wind and tide. Life at sea is never predictable but rest assured, an unforgettable adventure sailing holiday will certainly be in store. The skipper and crew will share a tailored itinerary based on the weather for your trip once you board.
From our home port of Mallaig, the world is quite literally, our oyster. Crossing the Minch takes us to the Outer Hebrides of Lewis, Harris and North and South Uist to explore the hidden white sandy beaches of these remote islands.
Weather permitting we will venture to the remote islands of St Kilda, a UNESCO world heritage site which is home to many species of ocean-going sea bird. Rest assured, no matter the weather, we are spoilt for choice with the route we take and anchorages we can visit. These longer voyages offer the chance for you to become completely immersed in your surroundings whilst enjoying all aspects of life aboard.
We provide a fully inclusive experience where all meals onboard are included in the price of your voyage, our experienced and adaptable chef is happy to cater to the needs of you and your party, whilst you learn the ropes or sit back and relax, exploring some of the most beautiful and remote locations in the Hebrides.
There are currently no voyages scheduled. Please get in touch with the VentureSail team to find out what’s available, or if other upcoming voyages might be suitable.
Call us in the Office on 01872 487288 or email [email protected], and we will be happy to help you find your next adventure!
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Gaff Cutter
At 60ft in length, Eda Frandsen is the perfect size for exploring the many anchorages of the Western Isles and Cornwall. Small enough to sneak in close to the coastline, yet stable enough to withstand almost any weather. She is traditional in the truest sense of the world with an original rig, combining the simplicity and beauty of a bygone era with today’s modern comforts.
Eda Frandsen is a beautiful traditional gaff cutter, built at the Grena shipyard, Denmark in 1938. Having worked for much of her life as a fishing trawler in the harsh climates of the North Sea, her hull was lovingly restored on the remote peninsula of Knoydart, Scotland in the 1990’s.
Guests enjoy a unique blend of grace, character and seaworthiness and whether a beginner or seasoned seafarer, we offer voyages that are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Down below she can accommodate 8 guests in single berths, which are centred around her large saloon and dining area. There are two toilet/shower rooms, with separate access into the forward accommodation area. She has a small but highly functioning galley, from which many a delicious dish will be served throughout your stay.
Voyages on Eda Frandsen range from short breaks in Cornwall to trips up or down the Irish sea and six or nine-night adventures exploring Scotland and the Hebrides form our home port of Mallaig. So whether it is a brief escape or a complete sense of immersion you are after, there will certainly be something for all.
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Travel insurance notes
As this is an active adventure holiday, we advise that everyone has the appropriate personal accident travel insurance whilst onboard in addition to standard travel insurance which would cover you in the time between making your booking and departing for your adventure. These policies can sometimes be combined so please check with your travel insurance provider.
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Eda Frandsen?
Eda Frandsen is still running a Test & Sail Policy for the 2022 sailing season whether guests are vaccinated or not. Please refer to our COVID page for more information.
Are all meals included in the price?
Yes, all meals and food on board is included in the price, as well as all warm and soft drinks - i.e., everything except alcohol. There is however a cash bar on board.
What language is spoken on board?
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are 2x twin bunk curtained cabins and 4x single bunks in the shared forepeak.
Do I need to bring bedding or towels?
All your bedding (duvet and pillow) is provided but please bring your own towels (washing and/or swimming)
How many bathrooms and/or showers does she have?
2x toilets and 1 shower.
Is there an age limit?
Min age limit 12years. 12-18yr old must be accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio
Is there WIFI?
Are Life Jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs Provided?
Yes, but please bring a jacket for when you go ashore.
To see where the ports are, along with your likely sailing area, please view the sail area & highlights.
Mallaig offers limited long stay parking in a car park to the left on the Train Station as you drive into Mallaig. Alternatively try another long stay spot at 24 East Bay, Mallaig.
You can travel by rail overnight on the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston to Fort William. Once in Fort William you can take The Jacobite Steam Train or the electric train direct to Mallaig. Mallaig station is then only a 5-10 minute walk to the harbour pontoons.
Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport are best placed for access to Mallaig. From either of them take a train onto For William and then onto Mallaig which takes approximately 2-3hours. There are good links direct from the airport to the train and bus terminals for onward travel to Fort William.
STAY IN MALLAIG:
There are plenty of places to stay in Mallaig. Try Chlachain Inn, Seaview Guesthouse or West Highland Hotel.