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Guided Trek & Sail Weekend in The Hebrides

  • Vessel: Zuza
  • Port: Oban
  • Where: Scotland
  • Departure: 26 April 2019, 15:00
  • Arrival: 28 April 2019, 16:00
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Exploration

Join our VentureSail crew and Mammut Mountain guides on a bespoke trek and sail weekend experience. Sail to remote anchorages around the Isle of Mull on luxury expedition vessel Zuza, before embarking on a days trek across a tailored trail.

Join our VentureSail crew and Mammut Mountain guides on a bespoke trek and sail weekend experience. Sail to remote anchorages around the Isle of Mull on luxury expedition vessel Zuza, before embarking on a days trek on a tailored trail over Beinn Bhearnach, Sgurr Dearg (Graham) and Dun Da Ghaaoithe (Corbette) before meeting the yacht at the end of the day at Scallcastle Bay.

This two night three day trip gives guests the chance to learn the ropes of sailing a large yacht, explore remote and less visited locations in the Hebrides only accessible by boat and navigate paths safely across naturally beautiful terrains with an experienced Mammut Mountain guide.

The weekend includes all food, including a packed lunch for the trek and a three course meal on your return, Mammut mountaineering equipment, and exclusive use of  luxury yacht and fully qualified crew. Guests need to be at a good level of fitness and bring with them 3 season walking boots.

Mammut Mountain School offers a rare opportunity to learn outdoor adventure skills in a stunning setting from some of the country’s most experienced mountaineers. It is run by Sam Sykes who has decades of experience leading expeditions across the globe. Sam climbed his first mountain aged three. Now his knowledge and dedication to helping others achieve their adventure goals is helping him build the best expedition company in the world, “Our goal is to challenge you, push you physically and mentally, help you to develop both body and mind whilst at the same time ensuring your safety, comfort and most of all, enjoyment.”

Weekend schedule

  • Day 1

Join Oban 1500, depart on Zuza Oban 1700, arrive Loch Spelve on Mull 2000 and anchor.

  • Day 2

Drop of at beach on Loch Spelve 0900 to walk over  Beinn Bhearnach, Sgurr Dearg (Graham) and Dun Da Ghaaoithe (Corbette)down to Scallcastle Bay: estimate pick up at 1700. Move to anchor at Loch Aline (mainland) or Salen (Mull)

  • Day 3

Up Anchor 0900, move to Lismore, Anchor of Lismore walk: return to Oban 1600 and depart.


VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
Guided Trek & Sail Weekend in The Hebrides26 April 20193FULLFull

Built in 1998, Zuza already has plenty of history. After being launched in South Africa, the British Royal Geographical Society chose Zuza to be an offshore base for an international marine research project off the east coast of Africa, where her features and reliability helped to facilitate groundbreaking marine research. This expedition yacht has a double hull and Bermudan Cutter rig, which makes her very smooth and steady on the water, and is easy for those that want to learn more about sailing or to just sit back and enjoy the ride in the comfort of the warm and dry wheelhouse.

Zuza has a super experienced crew, lead by skipper Helen Walker, and spends her season sailing around the inner and outer Hebrides in Scotland. With trips to St Kilda, Mull, Jura, Barra, The Small Isles and Skye, Zuza can sail to locations that are not accessible by the larger cruise boats in this area. Her quiet approach also stands her in good stead as to not scare off wildlife, which means she can get as close as is fair to the plethora of marine and wildlife that calls Scotland home. She has a modern cutter rig and operates her sails with an easy and safe winch system. So if exploring hard to reach Scottish Islands and wildlife watching in comfort is the sort of experience you are seeking, then Zuza is the boat for you!

First mate, Mark, grew up by the sea and has been passionate about sailing since his first trip in a Mirror dinghy at the age of eleven. Over the last 12 years he has been building up experience and qualifications in yachts, power boats and dinghies including crewing on Zuza during the last two seasons. When not aboard Zuza, Mark can be found cruising, racing or repairing yachts and dinghies and he is also a qualified dinghy sailing instructor. Alongside Helen, the skipper, and Rachel, the chef, you’re in capable hands on board this yacht.

This vessel accommodates eight guests with plenty of living room both on and below deck. Unusually for a vessel of this size, she has two lovely private double-bedded cabins, which are often popular with guests travelling as couples. There are also another two, private twin-berth cabins with bunk-bed style accommodation. The two shower rooms with toilets are close to all cabins in the middle of the ship. Zuza’s versatile accommodation makes her a great fit for all party sizes whether you are smaller group, couple or solo traveller, she has a comfortable saloon that is perfect for getting to know each other; trading sea-faring stories and enjoying some of the delicious food prepared by chef, Rachel. The saloon is adjacent to the well-equipped galley that serves as Rachel’s workstation, and there are lots of windows throughout to make the most of long summer evenings and wildlife watching with a glass of chilled wine. Read more about Helen, the skipper and life on board Zuza as she cruises Scotland.

Take a look at this unique yacht and enjoy some big boat sailing!


  • Total number of berths : 12
  • Guest berths : 8
  • Number of bathrooms : 3
  • Smoking on board? : Ashore only
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