Scotland and The Orkneys
- Vessel: Cherokee
- Port: Peterhead
- Where: Scotland
- Departure: 26 May 2019, 18:00
- Arrival: 3 June 2019, 11:00
- Duration: 9 days
Join Cherokee in Peterhead and sail with her as she voyages along the east coast of Scotland. This trip will include authentic fishing villages and working harbours like Peterhead and Wick, and the small atmospheric harbour of Whitehills.
Join Cherokee as she sails around the breathtakingly beautiful Scottish Coastline. There is no better way to experience these waters and islands – with the ability to take you to places that can only be reached by boat.
From the mainland of Scotland, Cherokee will cross over to the Orkney Islands. This is only possible by sailing over the Pentland Firth, notorious for its strong tidal streams which can reach 16 knots with a spring tide – a real one-off experience.
Next, Jouke will sail you into the shelter of Scapa Flow, where you will spend the night on a very small island. Here, there’ll be the opportunity for a stunning walk with beautiful views of the island Hoy and Scapa Flow. The next day, you’ll be able to take a longer walk to the famous Old Man of Hoy, with its spectacular views over the ocean and the steep cliffs.
The wildlife in the Orkneys is spectacular; from high moorland to immense sea cliffs, unspoilt wetlands and pastures, it is a haven for sea life, birdlife and mammals ashore. Orkney has 36 Sites of Special Scientific Interest and 13 Special Protection Areas and 13 RSPB nature reserves. Towering cliffs are home to over a million seabirds, including puffins, thousands of grey and common seals and an array of marine mammals, from dolphins to whales. So keep your eyes peeled and your binoculars at the ready!
Via the pretty port of Stromness, Cherokee will sail out to the island of Rousay, which is a particularly beautiful sail and a very rustic mooring spot. On the island, there are beautiful gardens on an estate, Trumland House, which Cherokee’s guests will be able to stroll through the next morning. These gardens are particularly unusual this far north, making them a stunning sight. History enthusiasts will be equally as satisfied, as Rousay is home to some impressive Bronze Age excavations.
Throughout this trip, you will have breakfast, lunch and dinner all included in the cost and freshly prepared by Joukes Crew.
On the last day, Cherokee will make the short sail to Kirkwall the capital of the Orkney Islands, which will be your departure point. A perfect town to end a perfect trip aboard Cherokee!
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.
- Total number of berths : 10
- Total guest berths : 8
- Number of bathrooms : 2
- Cabin configuration : 3 double cabins, 2 twin cabins
- Smoking policy : Onshore, and when sailing on the leeward side
To: Kirkwall, The Orkneys