St Kilda and the Outer Hebrides

£1,260pp

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9 Nights

The Outer Hebrides have been the source of inspiration for artists, writers and composers for centuries. Perhaps most famously, German composer, Felix Mendelssohn, (who visited the region in 1829) wrote to his sister: “In order to make you understand how extraordinarily the Hebrides affected me, I send you the following, which came into my head there.”. It was this excerpt that was the core idea behind his famous 3rd Symphony.

Join us of this amazing trip through the Outer Hebrides and to St Kilda and see if the dynamic landscape can also inspire you to write music that will still be filling concert houses worldwide nearly 200 years later!

Trip Start: 5 August

Trip End: 14 August

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VESSEL

Vessel Type

43ft European production yacht with sharing cabins

Vessel Length

43 ft

Skipper

Yes

Berth

Shared cabin (double or Pullman style bunk). The yacht is equipped with all the mod-cons you’d expect on a modern premium production yacht, including full galley, spacious saloon and 2 heads.

If you require single occupancy of a cabin, the full cabin rate will apply minus a 15% discount. owever, if you do not require single occupancy but we cannot fill the space, you will not be charged any extra (you will not be asked to share a cabin with a member of the opposite sex).

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:

Strict

£50 non-refundable deposit on booking, balance in full 6 weeks before embarking.

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Included

  • All meals and drinks on board (except drinks and snacks from the bar)
  • All bedding
  • Heavy-duty wet weather gear and boots
  • Lifejacket with harness and lifeline

Additional

  • Visits to restaurants, museums, galleries etc during the trip.
  • Drinks and snacks from the bar.
  • Travel to and from the vessel.

Practical Info

  • Open to beginner sailors.

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Oban Train Station is a short walk away

Getting back

Oban Train Station is a short walk away

ITINERARY

Join: Oban Town Centre Pontoons, Scotland 5 August 4pm

Leave: Oban Town Centre Pontoons, Scotland 14 August midday

It is likely that we will head for the Isle of Muck for the second night, then on to Lochboisdale and Lochmaddy, before heading out via the Sound of Harris to St Kilda. This plan will be subject to a good forecast for the next 48 hours. Hopefully, we will be able to land and spend some time ashore before heading back to the Outer Hebrides. We have made this trip 10 days in duration as this will give us time to pick a good weather window for reaching St Kilda. Our return to Oban will be by the Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Skye, the Small Isles and Mull. The adventure will end in Oban at noon on August the 14th.

KIT LIST

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit (two sets are recommended. Heavy gear for on-board and lighter kit for trips ashore)

Hat

Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Glove liners

Hand warmers

Hot water bottle

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Thermals, two sets

Thick socks, two sets

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Warm sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require

INSURANCE

Travel assistance

Need help booking travel and accommodation for your trip? We have teamed up with STA Travel. Their experts will assist you with all your travel requirements. Please enquire when booking.

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LOCATION

“Highly recommended!”

Sara

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