Island Hopping in The Hebrides
- Vessel: Eye of the Wind
- Port: Stornoway
- Where: Scotland
- Departure: 31 August 2019, 19:00
- Arrival: 7 September 2019, 11:00
- Duration: 8 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 Eye of the Wind leave Stornoway and head south for Kyle of Lochalsh.
The first day, Eye of the Wind will set sail along the impressive cliffs of the Shiants, where Eye of the Wind 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 Eye of the Wind 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 Eye of the Wind 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 Eye of the Wind 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, Eye of the Wind will make her way to her guests’ departure point on the mainland, Kyle of Lochalsh.
With incredible amounts of character, Eye of the Wind has all the modern amenities and an authentic interior, with a teak maritime décor. Oozing with maritime history, the opportunity to sail on Eye of the Wind is one in a lifetime. This beautiful ship is as eye-catching as they get and she has even featured in several movies, including White Squall, due to her breath-taking appearance as a 1911 brig.
This windjammer offers luxurious holidays on board, cruising some of the most stunning locations in the world.
Although the ship has a large, capable engine, traditional sailing is naturally the preferred mode of travel so there is plenty to get stuck into on deck. The crew are extremely experienced and ready to teach you the workings of a classic tall ship, so no prior knowledge is necessary. Join the crew at any number of the large maritime festivals they appear at, cruise the European coast, or relish some winter sun and climb aboard for their voyages in the Caribbean – including a transatlantic crossing back from the Caribbean to Portugal.
Thanks to the 6 luxurious cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms, Eye of the Wind can sleep a total of 16 guests ensuring ocean passages can be travelled in true comfort. A large dining area, library and sun deck offer a multitude of different spaces to unwind and to get to know your fellow guests and crew.
- Total number of berths : 26
- Guest berths : 12
- Bathrooms : 7
To: Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland