Highlands, Islands and The Western Isles BC170721

UK and Ireland

Mallaig, Scotland - Ullapool, Scotland

Join Blue Clipper for this 12 night expedition to the outer Hebrides and St Kilda.  The 12 nights gives more opportunity to visit the Outer Hebrides island chain with our aim to visit the remote archipelago of St Kilda; known as the Islands at the End of the World.

 

ShipTwo Berth En-Suite
Blue Clipper£2,628.00
EmbarkationDisembarkationNights
July 17, 2021July 29, 202112
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Highlands, Islands and The Western Isles

17th July 2021 - 29th July 2021

    VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spectacular scenery and wildlife
  • Visit the uninhabited Flannan Isles if weather permits.
  • Wilderness and isolated anchorages
  • The opportunity to visit St Kilda (weather permitting)

Voyage Description

On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. If the following voyage description is not fulfilled for any reason, Maybe Sailing and Maybe Sailing Youth Initiative cannot be held responsible.

MALLAIG

Your adventure begins in Mallaig, the bustling and thriving port on the north west coast along the famous road to the Isles.  The town is a fascinating place where visitors can soak up the atmosphere of a working fishing port but at the same time its remote location makes it a great place to relax.  Try the pleasant Mallaig Circuit walk which has great views over Mallaig harbour and across Loch Nevis to Knoydart.  Getting to Mallaig is also one of the highlights of this voyage, with one of the most spectacular train journeys in the UK between Glasgow and Mallaig.

ST KILDA

With a suitable weather window, we aim to visit the Island archipelago of St Kilda, lying 41 miles off the west coast of Benbecula.  St Kilda is an extreme Atlantic outpost, and one of the few World Heritage sites in existence awarded ‘dual’ status for meeting both the natural and cultural criteria for the classification.

With its clear waters and craggy sea cliffs (including one that ranks as Europe’s highest) it is not surprising that St Kilda is home to the continent’s largest colony of seabirds including gannets and puffins.  The islands also support a number of unique species of sheep, fieldmice and wrens, making it a fascinating natural island environment unmatched anywhere on earth.

Now owned by the National Trust and classified as a National Nature Reserve by Scottish National Heritage, St Kilda is managed in partnership with the Ministry of Defence who lease land here for an important radar tracking station.

What is included in the voyage cost:

  • All meals on board Blue Clipper – including daily breakfast, lunch and evening meal
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Use of safety equipment
  • Accommodation in a twin ensuite cabin
  • All instruction and lectures on board by fully qualified crew

What is not included:

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance. Check out Top Sail for specialist Tall Ship sailing travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks (a TAB system is in place during your voyage. Payable at the end of your voyage in cash (GBP or EUROS) on board.
  • Any shore excursions and meals on shore (unless otherwise stated)
  • VISA fees

Kit List

Mallaig, Scotland

Ullapool, Scotland

Embark Travel Information

Mallaig, Scotland

Disembark Travel Information

Ullapool, Scotland

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