Island Hopping in The Hebrides
- Vessel: Cherokee
- Port: Stornoway
- Where: Scotland
- Departure: 30 July 2019, 18:00
- Arrival: 7 August 2019, 11:00
- Duration: 9 days
This voyage will use the wind to sail out into some of the remote Hebridean islands, with the west coast of Scotland offering some of the most spectacular sailing waters around.
The islands that make up the Hebrides are a bucket list travel destination for many people, and we believe the best way to see them is by ship under sail. This voyage will see Cherokee leave Stornoway and head south for Kyle of Lochalsh.
The first day, Cherokee will set sail along the impressive cliffs of the Shiants, where Cherokee may be able to anchor depending on the weather. If she does anchor, guests must be sure to go ashore and explore – these are stunning islands. Then Cherokee will cross over to the beautiful port of Gairloch on the mainland, where a walk along the coast is sure to draw some people in. The views of the mainland’s coastline are so impressive, and to see Cherokee in the harbour with a backdrop of Scotland’s islands makes for a view that won’t be forgotten.
The next day, the ship will sail on to Rona, a beautiful island that makes up a part of the Inner Hebrides. Rona offers a sheltered anchorage, which former Vikings and smugglers loved to use. The island also has the remains of a 14th century chapel at the south of island, and paired with tales of pirates, smugglers and Vikings, it’s a history lover’s haven. The final island that Cherokee will visit is The Isle of Skye. Anchoring at Portree, the crew will try to ensure a day is reserved for making the hike up to the Old Man of Storr – an impressive rock formation with views that make the hike well worthwhile. If walking doesn’t appeal, there are many bus tours of the island, offering spectacular views and great local knowledge. After exploring Skye, Cherokee will make her way to her guests’ departure point on the mainland, Kyle of Lochalsh.
In 2008, Jouke Lemmer purchased Cherokee after spending years sailing his father’s ship amongst others. The youngest in our fleet, Cherokee was built in 2000 by award-winning boat builders J & J design. A year after buying her, Jouke refitted Cherokee radically, transforming her into a truly comfortable charter vessel, giving her a cutter rig and space for a generator so as to offer his passengers power and hot showers!
She is a fast, 16m vessel with a stunning teak deck and spacious cockpit, and she operates with two crew members (her skipper and the bosun/chef). Cherokee is exceptionally good at what she was built to do – pure sailing.
Jouke sails his ship all over the northern hemisphere, leaving Cherokee’s home port of Rotterdam in May and sailing over to the Channel Islands, the Faroe Islands and the Shetlands before making the journey back to Holland in October. Join him and his wonderful ship for the adventure of a lifetime – think exhilarating sailing, bucket list destinations and top notch hospitality.
- Total number of berths : 10
- Total guest berths : 8
- Number of bathrooms : 2
- Cabin configuration : 3 double cabins, 2 twin cabins
- Smoking policy : Onshore, and when sailing on the leeward side
To: Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland