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Sailing & Hiking Skye and the Small Isles

  • Vessel: Stravaigin
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Embark: Mallaig - 16 August 2021, 15:00
  • Disembark: Mallaig - 21 August 2021, 10:00

Sail, explore and hike the island of Skye and the Small Isles with modern yacht Stravaigin.

Begin your adventure sailing holiday in the Scottish harbour town of Mallaig before setting the sails to explore the island of Skye and the surrounding Small Isles.

Setting the sails, we will head West out into the “Small Isles” of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna. We will show you the beauty of the islands from the water but a large proportion of the voyage will be dedicated to exploring the islands on foot.  Relax in sheltered anchorages and watch picturesque sunsets, and if we are blessed with dark skies, the stargazing from the deck is breathtaking.

We could visit the eccentric Kinloch Castle on Rum or cross to Skye and the magnificent Loch Scavaig, tucked beneath the Cuillin Hills which rise a thousand metres straight up from our anchorage. There is a large seal population here and we are also likely to spot otters, dolphins and porpoises. The short walk into Loch Coruisk is well worth the effort and we are rewarded with stunning Tolkienesque mountain scenery and maybe sightings of golden eagles and red deer.

Wherever you end up with Stravaigin, it will certainly be an adventure to remember and with her owner and skipper born and bred in Scotland, you’re in the best hands to discover all the secret spots. John knows the best hikes and trails and as you board Stravaigin, he will be able to give you a rough idea of the itinerary and what hikes can be achieved over the week.

This voyage will, as always, be dictated in part by the weather, but when we anchor you will be able to explore ashore, follow trails and discover places off the beaten track. Stravaigin requires no previous sailing experience so you can sit back and enjoy the views although the crew are more than happy to show you the ropes and even give you the helm if you’d like!

WILDLIFE

Sightings of seabirds such as Black Guillemots can be seen in their hundreds and white-tailed eagles soar along the rugged coastline. Sailing with Stravaigin is often rewarded with widespread sightings of birds of prey like Buzzards, Kestrels, Sparrowhawks and Peregrines. The sound of the seabird colonies is magnificently overwhelming, with the call of seabird colonies, Puffins, Guillemots & Razorbills, echoing off the cliffs.

Common, Bottlenose and Whitebeak Dolphins are frequent swimmers in the wake of the boats bow and if you’re lucky, you might even spot a Minke or Humpback Whale too.

Schedule

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Stravaigin

Guest berths: 6 Rig: Bermudan Sloop

Stravaigin is a 42’ i-Sun Odyssey offering guests comfort while sailing with style. Owned and skippered by a Scottish family, Stravaigin offers guests sailing holidays on Scotland’s west coast in some of the best cruising grounds the Hebrides has to offer.

Stravaigin is an old Scots word meaning “to wander with no particular intent”.  Stravaigin’s owners say that this encapsulates their ethos of immersive adventures, exploring and discovering new landscapes, experiences, foods, cultures while creating meaningful experiences and memories that will last forever.

Below decks, Stravaigin has been well considered and laid out for guests optimum comfort. The bright and airy saloon with a large table and TV screen sits next to the generous L-shaped galley where guests can enjoy local cuisine and home-cooked meals. She has three private double berth cabins with one ensuite. Two of the double berth cabins can be separated with a lee-cloth for friends or comfortable solo travellers and both bathrooms have a shower.

Stravaigin has a modern Bermudan sloop rig with winches and full navigation systems. If you have never sailed before and are looking to learn the ropes, Stravaigin’s crew love to teach guests and get them involved with all aspects of sailing. Alternatively, she can be sailed single-handedly so if you’re after a relaxing sailing holiday soaking in the sights and delights of Scotland and the Hebrides, then that’s fine too!

Sailing holidays on Stravaigin vary from day sails in the inner Hebrides to week-long sailing adventures exploring the West coast of Scotland. Perfect for solo travellers, couples or families looking for private charters.

Deck plan

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FAQ

  • Are all meals included?

    Yes - all meals are included in the price (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hot Drinks) Please note that alcohol/soft drinks are not included. There is an honesty bar onboard.

  • Are there any added extra's?

    No, unless you go ashore. Excursions are not included.

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Yes, please ask at the time of booking.

  • What language is spoken onboard?

    English

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    3x double berth

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    2 bathrooms, both with showers.

  • Is there WIFI?

    No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?

    Yes

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    No

  • Do I need sailing experience?

    No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.

  • 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.

  • Is bedding included?

    All bedding and wash towels are included. Please bring a swimming towel if you wish to swim ashore.

Locations

From: Mallaig

To: Mallaig

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