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Sailing & Exploring the Orkney Islands

  • Vessel: Blue Clipper
  • Where: Scotland
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Embark: Ullapool - 25 August 2021, 14:00
  • Disembark: Aberdeen - 4 September 2021, 10:00
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth in Twin Ensuite£2,190 £547.50

Explore the North coast of Scotland and discover the beauty of the Orkney Islands under sail on tall ship Blue Clipper.

Join Blue Clipper for an unforgettable 10-night sailing adventure around the North Scottish coastline and visit the archipelago of Orkney with its fantastic beaches and coastal walks.

Join Blue Clipper on a great adventure around the North Scottish Highlands to the Archipelago of Orkney and ending in Aberdeen. We sail up the West coast of Scotland from the picturesque fishing port of Ullapool following some of the finest coastal scenery to the northern tip of Scotland and further North to the Orkney archipelago. Explore the islands on foot or hire a bike.

Discover beautiful anchorages, visit Scapa Flow – the deepest natural harbour in Northern Europe. A great place for wildlife and wildflowers. Alpine flowers flourish here and you may spot the Orkney vole in the coastal grassland! From here we head down the North East coast to Aberdeen.

This is an opportunity to gain some experience of life at sea, enjoying the rugged cliffs and extensive sand dunes from a completely unique viewpoint.

As with all Blue Clipper’s sailing holidays, your ticket price includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Soft Drinks. There are six ensuite twin cabins and one six-berth cabin with a shared bathroom.  All cabins have bedding and towels provided. 

Simply click “Enquire Now” to reserve your berth for five days whilst you sort your travel plans. No booking form or deposit is required until you are ready to book!

Schedule

VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
Sailing & Exploring the Orkney Islands25 August 202111£2,190Enquire now

Blue Clipper

Guest berths: 20 Rig: Gaff Schooner

Built-in Sweden in 1991, tall ship Blue Clipper is an impressive three-masted gaff rig schooner. With a clipper bow, original teak deck and elegant stern, she mixes a traditional tall ship feel with a relatively modern build giving guests an authentic experience with all the mod cons.

She has spent many years sailing all over the world from the Caribbean to the Arctic and is a frequent participant in the European Tall Ship regattas. Originally owned by the Brandy company Hennessy and named ‘Spirit of Hennessey, she appeared in many Tv programmes and commercials before being private bought in the late 90’s.

On deck, she boasts ample space for her guests to become fully immersed in hands-on sailing; heaving the ropes, hoisting the sails, learning ropes skills and even taking the helm. She has 3 kayaks and 3 paddle-boards for guest use while on anchor so you can explore even further inshore.

A spacious saloon, wheelhouse and galley also sit at deck level while below decks has been well-considered with six ensuite cabins a family cabin that sleeps six. All cabins have a porthole for natural light and heating/air conditioning.

In 2016 she started her new life with her current owner and now spends her summers sailing Northern Europe and Scotland and the Hebrides and her winters chasing the Caribbean sunshine.

More about Blue Clipper

FAQ

  • Are all meals included?

    Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and 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 onboard?

    English

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    6x Twin Ensuite, 1x six-berth family cabin

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    9 in total. All Cabins are Ensuite aside from the six-berth that shares a bathroom.

  • Is there an age limit?

    Please check with us in the office if you have an under 18.

  • 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 and a want to get actively involved.

  • 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.

Locations

From: Ullapool

To: Aberdeen

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