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2021 Sailing the Hebrides from Clyde to Oban

  • Vessel: Narwhal
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Embark: Ardrossan - 12 April 2021, 16:00
  • Disembark: Ardrossan - 20 April 2021, 10:00
Single berth£899 £224.75
Single berth in double cabin£899 £224.75

Explore the Firth of Clyde with yacht Narwhal as she sails north to Oban stopping at secluded anchorages along the way.

Join Narwhal in the Scottish town of Ardrossan to discover the Clyde and the whisky isle of Jura before continuing under sail to Oban.

Following initial safety briefings, we will be heading out of port and setting sail for the first time. The sheltered waters of the Clyde provide the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and even try out some whale surveys. There will be plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the Scottish landscape.

We will begin the expedition enjoying the best sailing and scenery that the Clyde has to offer. Possibly even calling in at one of the local whisky distilleries. When the tides and weather are right we will take on the main part of the passage, rounding the infamous Mull of Kintyre – always a significant achievement. It’s position reaching out into the ocean means it is a good spot to keep a watch out for whales and dolphins.

Then we will sail up the stunning Sound of Jura with rugged mountains lining the horizon. The area really is best seen from the water and wherever we go, we will enjoy a front-row view of the scenery and wildlife. Throughout you will have the chance to get as involved as you like in sailing as well our ocean research projects including microplastics sampling and wildlife surveying.

After a day’s good sailing will choose one of the many sheltered and secluded anchorages dotted along these coasts, allowing you to enjoy time ashore and simply relax and enjoy the easy pace of life far from the hectic modern world. Perhaps fish for your dinner, take a stroll ashore or even try your hand with the boat toys; kayaks or paddleboards.

We will spend our final day enjoying the Scottish scenery before heading into the pretty and bustling port of Oban. We will moor up for the night in Oban and enjoy our final evening on board with a nice dinner and time to swap stories, highlights and pictures from the expedition.

Wildlife here is also a real treat whilst sailing with playful dolphins and inquisitive seals regularly seen in the Clyde and Orca and other whales often frequent these waters.

*The exact itinerary that we follow will be chosen each day by your skipper to make the best use of the weather conditions. Since we operate with just a small number of guests onboard, we can tailor the areas that we explore based on your interests. All meals and hot/soft drinks and hire of a waterproof all in one are included in your ticket price.


VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
2021 Sailing the Hebrides from Clyde to Oban12 April 20217£899Enquire now


Guest berths: 6 Rig: Sloop

Narwhal is a 50ft expedition yacht. Made of sturdy steel she is a real go-anywhere boat, ready for adventures to some of the wildest and most remote places on the planet.

A custom made expedition vessel, Narwhal’s interior offerings have been well thought out and she is well equipped to be as comfortable as she can be for guests and crew for long durations at sea. She has twin forward cabins, each with two bunks, and a large stern cabin, a galley, a communal saloon and an extra-cosy additional seating area. With a built-in diesel heater, even when she exploring some of the most remote and coldest locations on the planet, her guests are sure to be kept warm and toasty below decks.

The navigation station is well equipped for all eventualities with Narwhal’s computer system and her top of the range routing software set up for sailing in some of the toughest locations and conditions. She also has a satellite communication system which means we can keep in touch wherever we are in the world. From the necessary modern technologies to the paper charts, dividers and sextants, Narwhal still practices her navigation traditional skills.

Designed to be self-sufficient whilst sailing offshore for extended periods in remote locations, Narwhal has a water-maker as well as large freshwater and fuel tanks. With plenty of room to store food and equipment, Narwhal always has all the things necessary for adventuring in remote locations.

Protecting the environment is at the forefront of Narwhal’s ethos so she is equipped with solar panels and wind and hydro generators to generate power more sustainably. If the wind doesn’t blow however, she does have a 105hp Volvo engine to push along and a generator to keep the lights on.
Narwhal’s voyages are also often focused around the protection of the environment and she regularly runs trips involving beach cleans and marine research.

Narwhal also has kayaks, paddle-boards and fishing gear for guests to use!

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  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Yes we can - please let us know in advance of your trip

  • Can I charge my phone and camera?

    Yes we have 12v charging in all bunks although mobile signal can be intermittent

  • What language is spoken on board?


  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    Narwhal has a double bed and 2 twin bunks

  • How many toilets/showers does she have?

    Two toilets, one shower

  • Is there any age limit?

    No under 18's

  • Are all meals included?

    Yes, all meals are included in the price unless you go ashore.(Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.

  • Are sailing suits provided?

    Yes, Narwhal provides all-in-one waterproof suits for all her guests. Please let us know your size when booking.

  • Are life jackets provided?


  • Are watersports included?

    Narwhal has kayaks, paddleboards and fishing gear for guest use free of charge at the discretion of the Skipper.

  • Will I be sea sick?

    Everyone reacts differently on a boat. We recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.


From: Ardrossan

To: Ardrossan

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