West Scotland and The Crinan Canal
- Vessel: Cherokee
- Where: Scotland
- Duration: 7 days
- Embark: Oban - 15 August 2019, 18:00
- Disembark: Greenock, Scotland - 21 August 2019, 11:00
A week-long voyage that hugs the west coastline of the Scottish mainland. A great voyage for those still finding their sea-legs, or seasoned sailors wanting something calmer.
This Cherokee voyage is ideal for an introduction to the beautiful Scottish west coast. From Oban, the ship will set sail south over the Corryvreckan, famous for its strong currents and eddies. This area also boasts beautiful flora and diverse fauna on its many islands, so keep binoculars to hand and eyes peeled!
Cherokee will then go through the sea lock of Crinan, where guests can go ashore to walk through the stunning Scottish landscape. Heading inland, the ship will sail through the Crinan Canal, a breathtaking shortcut through the Highlands – a real experience. The channel has 15 locks, so narrow that Cherokee can only just fit in them, and that crew and guests will have to open manually.
After the canal, Cherokee will sail to open water, to find the beautiful harbour of Tarbert, before heading off around Bute. The narrow channels make for brilliant sailing, and the scenery, as always, is stunning. Once around Bute, Cherokee sails via the Firth of Clyde and onward to Greenock, in Glasgow, where guests will say disembark.
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: Greenock, Scotland