Sail from Scotland to Northern Ireland
- Vessel: Cherokee
- Where: Scotland
- Duration: 8 days
- Embark: Glasgow - 21 August 2019, 18:00
- Disembark: Belfast, Ireland - 28 August 2019, 11:00
Join Cherokee as she leaves the Firth of Clyde, past the islands of Arran and Bute and into the Irish Sea where she’ll head for Belfast.
After joining Cherokee in the Firth of Clyde, guests will get to know their home for the next week before setting sail the next morning. Our first port of call will be the Scottish isles of Bute and Arran, both known for their ruggedness and beauty. Here, there’ll be time to go ashore and discover the harbour towns and their surrounding landscapes before setting sail again for Cherokee’s next destination. This will 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 Cherokee cross over to the emerald isle, to Glenarm to be precise. 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 Cherokee sets sail, and depending on the weather, her final stop before Belfast could be Carrickfergus – one of the oldest towns in all of Ireland, whose castle is well worth a visit.
Cherokee will drop anchor in Belfast, and we highly recommend that rather than just embarking on your journey home you 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. If you would like stay another night, Cherokee will be in the harbour for a night after your departure, and Jouke and crew are happy to have guests remain on board for a night of bed and breakfast for £70. If you’d like to do this please just let us know when booking and we’ll arrange it.
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Sail from Scotland to Northern Ireland||21 August 2019||8||£920||Enquire now|
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Cutter
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.More about Cherokee
- Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
- Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
- What language is spoken on board?
Dutch and English.
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
Cherokee has two twin berth cabins and two double berth cabins for guests.
- How many toilet/showers does she have?
Cherokee has two toilet/shower rooms.
- Do I need sailing experience?
Not at all. Some of Cherokee's voyages are more suited to sail training (i.e. less time for shore visits), but the majority are gentle sailing.
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
- Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes charging facilities are available when the generator is running.
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are Waterproofs provided?
You can hire Sailing suits for £35 for the week.
- Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.
To: Belfast, Ireland