The Western Isles

UK and Ireland

Liverpool, UK - Oban, Scotland

Join TS Maybe for this adventure across the Irish Sea to the Western Isles of Scotland, enjoying the early summer weather in this spectacular seascape.  Visit the islands of Islay, Jura and Mull and stay in pretty and isolated anchorages, sharing sun baked evenings on deck with beautiful sunsets against dramatic backdrops.

ShipUnder 25Adult
Maybe£630.00£700.00
EmbarkationDisembarkationDays Sailing
June 14, 2019June 21, 20197
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The Western Isles. Liverpool - Oban

14th June 2019 - 21st June 2019.

Voyage Highlights:
  • Visiting the islands of Islay, Jura and Mull
  • Sailing the Irish Sea
  • Spectacular scenery and wildlife
  • Sunsets and long evenings
  • Wilderness and isolated anchorages

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.

Western Scotland is a rich marine ecosystem which offers fantastic seafood and wildlife watching from the Sea Eagles on Mull to the dolphins and Minke Whales that cruise the deep sounds between the islands. Due to the prolific life under the surface and hundreds of miles of remote coastlines, the Western Isles, Inner and Outer Hebrides and mainland lochs are great places to spot seals, otters, minke and larger whales, basking sharks and dolphins.

The mountains provide inaccessible eyries for sea eagles, golden eagles, choughs, peregrine falcons and the cliffs are homes to many large breeding colonies of seabirds like gannets and puffins.

Liverpool

The voyage begins in Liverpool, where you will board TS Maybe in the iconic Albert dock.  Have chance to explore this Albert Docks and maybe take a visit to the Beatles museum or Tate Modern. Depending on the lock gate times, we will make our way out into the Mersey the following morning, navigating our way out of the busy shipping channel where we can get our sails up and head North towards the West Coast of Scotland. Keep an eye out for the many wind farms scattered offshore around the coastline, a reminder of the importance of renewable and sustainable energy.

Islay, Jura and Mull

As we head further north the landscape changes, with dramatic highland and island views dominating the seascape.  We will have the option to anchor in pretty bays on the islands and visits ashore to explore will be possible. With beautiful sunsets and long evenings, sitting on deck in the evening light anchored in a small bay, is something not to be missed.

Oban

Your adventure ends in the Gateway to the Scottish Isles; the picturesque port town of Oban. With a blend of fascinating ancient ruins and vibrant Scottish culture, the town has become known as the Seafood Capital of Scotland. There will be time to explore the town before departing the boat and making your way home.

What is included in the voyage cost:

  • Accommodation and all meals on board Tall Ship Maybe
  • Sailing tuition and supervision from fully qualified crew members
  • Third party liability Insurance
  • Use of waterproofs and safety equipment

What is not included:

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance.  Check out Top Sail for specialist Tall Ship sailing travel insurance
  • Merchandise available to purchase on board
  • Excursions and meals onshore, unless otherwise stated

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Liverpool, UK

Oban, Scotland

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