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The Irish Sea: from the Kerrera Sound to the Bay of Dublin

  • Vessel: Eye of the Wind
  • Port: Oban
  • Where: Scotland
  • Departure: 14 September 2019, 19:00
  • Arrival: 21 September 2019, 11:00
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Cruising
  • Exploration
  • Wildlife
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth £1,590 £398

Join Eye of the Wind as she leaves Oban, past the Isles of Jura, Islay and the Isle of Man and into the Irish Sea where she’ll head for Dublin.

After joining Eye of the Wind in Oban, guests will get to know their home for the next week before setting sail the next morning. Your first port of call may be the Scottish isle of Jura or Islay, known for their ruggedness and beauty. Here, there may be time to go ashore and discover the harbour towns and their surrounding landscapes before setting sail again for Eye of the Wind’s next destination. This might be the neighbouring Kintyre Peninsula, and if you can avoid having Paul McCartney’s song in your head for the rest of the trip then we’ll be very surprised! Nevertheless, he wrote the song as a tribute to the peninsula, and it’s easy to see why – the quiet beauty and dramatic landscape is a vista to behold.

The next stop sees Eye of the Wind cross over to the emerald isle, perhaps to Glenarm. This coastal town is surrounded by rolling fields and thick woodland – guests will be able to go ashore and take a walk through this landscape that seems so different from that of Scotland. Again Eye of the Wind sets sail, and depending on the weather, may stop in Belfast. If the weather is in your favour, we highly recommend that you go ashore if possible to indulge yourself in some of the city’s immense history – from the Titanic Museum to black cab tours, explaining The Troubles of Ireland and its people.

From Belfast, the ship will be harnessing the wind to make the voyage south some 150 nautical miles to Dublin – your departure point.

Schedule

VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
The Irish Sea: from the Kerrera Sound to the Bay of Dublin14 September 20198£1,590Enquire now

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.

Accommodation
  • Total number of berths : 26
  • Guest berths : 12
  • Bathrooms : 7
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Locations

From: Oban

To: Dublin, Ireland