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The Scottish North Coast: Orkneys and Outer Hebrides

  • Vessel: Eye of the Wind
  • Port: Kirkwall
  • Where: The Orkneys
  • Departure: 24 August 2019, 19:00
  • Arrival: 31 August 2019, 10:00
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Cruising
  • Exploration
  • Wildlife
Single berth £1,590 £398

Join Eye of the Wind as she sets sail from Kirkwall south to Stornoway. This voyage will take you along the North Coast of Scotland and on to the island of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

Set sail from The Orkneys and navigate down to the North Coast of Scotland. The Orkneys are a stunning archipelago of over 70 islands, and Eye of the Wind will be setting off from Kirkwall. This is a harbour town steeped in maritime history and culture, as well as military history – keep your eyes peeled for watchtowers and old coastal artillery stations, and if you’ve got the time before your voyage then head to Scapa Flow and discover the Churchill Barriers, constructed to protect the Home Fleet in Scapa Flow during World War Two. Beside them is the captivating Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war – The Orkney’s aren’t short on history.

From Kirkwall, potential stops on this eight day voyage will include a variety of Scottish towns, where you’ll be able to head ashore and explore this remote part of the UK. As you cross over to the Hebrides, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. From wildlife to whales and dolphins, there’s plenty to spot before your departure at Stornoway.


VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
The Scottish North Coast: Orkneys and Outer Hebrides24 August 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.

  • Total number of berths : 26
  • Guest berths : 12
  • Bathrooms : 7
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From: Kirkwall

To: Stornoway, The Outer Hebrides