1st July 2023 to 11th July 2023

Oyster 56: Oban to Largs Scottish Whisky Adventure

From £3300.00 per person

Deposit 25%. Balance due 12-wks before departure
Visit some of Scotland's most iconic and remote distilleries and islands aboard a luxury 57ft Oyster sailing yacht.
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Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Individuals, Couples, Groups, Families
Difficulty
Basic. The professional crew are on hand to teach all guest crew
Nights onboard
10
Vessel type
Oyster 56
Vessel length
57ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Double, Cabin or Bunk Twin cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

Visit some of Scotland's most iconic and remote distilleries and islands aboard a luxury 57ft Oyster sailing yacht. 

10 Nights: 1 - 11 July 2023

From £3,300.00 per person

Explore the beautiful scenery that formed 430 million years ago as you cruise the West Coast of Scotland. Anchor in quiet coves and sleepy harbor villages during the 173 mile voyage. You can watch for otters, bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, gray seals, minkie whales and basking sharks in the waters. You can also see puffins, gannets, and white tailed sea eagles in the sky.

Saturday 1st July

Your first night aboard begins at 4pm with drinks and canapés aboard Asante.

Sunday 2nd July

A hearty breakfast will precede you as you and the crew set sail for the Isle of Seil and the stunning Puilladodhrain anchorage. The Clachan Bridge is about a half mile from shore after a short dinghy ride. Though it spans only 72 feet, it is also known as the Bridge over the Atlantic because of its location. If you want to begin your whiskey tour here, why not visit the historic Tigh an Truish Inn.

Monday 3rd July

It will be a full day of sailing for you. As you approach Jura, you will pass the islands of Luing, Lunga and Scarab and the famous Gulf of Corryvreckan to your starboard as you approach the Small Isle off Craighouse. It is from here that you can visit your first distillery, where you will savour its light peaty note mixed with fruit and spice.

Tuesday 4th July

After leaving Jura behind, you continue south to Isla, where you arrive in Port Ellen in the afternoon. This sheltered little town welcomes you whether you are anchoring or on the quayside. In the Ardview Inn, the only pub on the island, newly refurbished under new ownership, you will be enticed once again by promises of whiskies from distant islands.

Wednesday 5th July

There are nine whiskey distilleries on the island – Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig, all within walking distance. However, don’t forget to visit the Islay Rum Company, which opened in 2022.

Thursday 6th July

In the safe haven of Ardminish Bay on the small island of Gigha, you will drop anchor for the night. Gigha is known for its abundant wildlife, particularly seabirds.

Friday 7th July

Upon raising anchor, you head south to round The Mull of Kintyre before heading into Cambeltown, which is Scotland’s smallest whiskey-producing region consisting of just three distilleries, whereas it once had more than thirty.

Saturday 8th July

There are three surviving distilleries worth checking out: Glen Scotia, Glengyle, and Springbank, with its smoky, fruity, peaty flavour.

Sunday 9th July

As you round the bottom of Arran, you sail due east. The famous rock that is Ailsa Craig can be seen to starboard. It is one of only two places in the world where granite can be quarried for curling stones. Your next stop is Lamlash bay, protected by Holy Island.

Monday 10th July

You begin your short passage home to Largs

Tuesday 11th July

You depart the boat at 10am and say your goodbyes.

  • Qualified and experienced skipper and first mate
  • Fully coded yacht, licensed to charter anywhere in the world
  • Full Category A medical kit
  • All onboard expenses
  • Onboard food and drinks
  • Bedding and showering towels
  • Tuition and guidance from two Ocean Yachtmasters
  • All safety equipment
  • Fuel
  • Flights and transfers
  • Meals ashore
  • Wet weather gear

Vessel

Oyster 56

is a 2007 Oyster 56  A luxury 57ft sailing yacht designed by Rob Humphries. The 56 is perhaps the quintessential Oyster design and was the undisputed class leader at this size for more than a decade.

The key to her success is her size; large enough for rapid ocean cruising and to accommodate her crew and guests in comfort and style when living aboard, but easy to handle.

A spacious deck layout, large secure cockpit area and wide side decks make for comfortable and safe cruising and there are plenty of places to relax on deck.

The interior arrangement provides 3 separate cabins for guests. There is one double cabin, and two twin cabins, one forward and one aft. There is a day head midships for use by all guests and the large bright saloon offers plenty of room for relaxing in comfort. All creature comforts can be found on board: heating, air conditioning and fully covered cockpit if it is cold.  The guests separate shower stall and quiet flush electric toilet makes it feel a little more like home.

The Oyster 56 is a proven performer, with many ocean crossings and circumnavigations to her credit. She has had class wins in the ARC and has also won Cruising Class 1 at Antigua Sailing Week, beating several more serious racing yachts. She is a superb sea boat and remains very well regarded by all her fortunate owners.

  • large secure cockpit area and wide side decks make for comfortable and safe cruising and there are plenty of places to relax on deck
  • Fully batten main sail
  • Electric main halyard
  • Furling genoa with electric furling system
  • Asymmetric spinnaker
  • Storm jib
  • Electric winches
  • Full Spray hood and Bimini
  • Cockpit and deck cushions
  • AB rib with 25hp outboard engine
  • 2 Paddle boards
  • Snorkeling kits
  • Full safety equipment inline with MCA requirements for coded area of operation
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Drinks fridge
  • Ice Maker
  • Cockpit table fridge
  • Microwave
  • Nespresso Coffee machine
  • Washing machine
  • Full air conditioning and heating to all cabins
  • TV in main saloon
  • Full suite of Raymarine navigation equipment
  • VHF Radio and two handheld radios
  • Timezero Navigation suite including routing
  • AIS
  • Satellite communications

Skipper/Owners

Step aboard! We would be delighted to welcome you onto one of our adventure sailing charters aboard Asante, our luxury yacht an Oyster 57ft.  For those who don’t want to stray far from home perhaps you may consider sailing with us around the East Coast of England or exploring the West Coast of Scotland with its beautiful islands.  Or can we lure you further afield?  Cross an ocean, explore the warm Caribbean or venture to remote Pacific islands.

Owned and operated by Ian & Fiona, we specialise in taking guest to some of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. Footloose Sailing Adventures offers crewed charters that caters to all experience levels.  All you need is a sense of adventure and a willingness to get involved.

Ian who is the skipper is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor with over 120,000 nautical miles of worldwide sailing while Fiona is a Commercial Yachtmaster who also holds Ocean Yachtmaster and is always happy to share her enthusiasm for celestial navigation.  She too has sailed in many parts of the world and acts as the first mate. They both enjoy cooking – producing food from local ingredients wherever possible.  Ian & Fiona both love adventure, exploring new places and meeting new people. They allow their guest to be a part of the adventure in a relaxed informal way with an element of luxury.

Oban, UK

Largs, UK

Saturday 1st July

Your first night aboard begins at 4pm with drinks and canapés aboard Asante.

Sunday 2nd July

A hearty breakfast will precede you as you and the crew set sail for the Isle of Seil and the stunning Puilladodhrain anchorage. The Clachan Bridge is about a half mile from shore after a short dinghy ride. Though it spans only 72 feet, it is also known as the Bridge over the Atlantic because of its location. If you want to begin your whiskey tour here, why not visit the historic Tigh an Truish Inn.

Monday 3rd July

It will be a full day of sailing for you. As you approach Jura, you will pass the islands of Luing, Lunga and Scarab and the famous Gulf of Corryvreckan to your starboard as you approach the Small Isle off Craighouse. It is from here that you can visit your first distillery, where you will savour its light peaty note mixed with fruit and spice.

Tuesday 4th July

After leaving Jura behind, you continue south to Isla, where you arrive in Port Ellen in the afternoon. This sheltered little town welcomes you whether you are anchoring or on the quayside. In the Ardview Inn, the only pub on the island, newly refurbished under new ownership, you will be enticed once again by promises of whiskies from distant islands.

Wednesday 5th July

There are nine whiskey distilleries on the island – Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig, all within walking distance. However, don’t forget to visit the Islay Rum Company, which opened in 2022.

Thursday 6th July

In the safe haven of Ardminish Bay on the small island of Gigha, you will drop anchor for the night. Gigha is known for its abundant wildlife, particularly seabirds.

Friday 7th July

Upon raising anchor, you head south to round The Mull of Kintyre before heading into Cambeltown, which is Scotland’s smallest whiskey-producing region consisting of just three distilleries, whereas it once had more than thirty.

Saturday 8th July

There are three surviving distilleries worth checking out: Glen Scotia, Glengyle, and Springbank, with its smoky, fruity, peaty flavour.

Sunday 9th July

As you round the bottom of Arran, you sail due east. The famous rock that is Ailsa Craig can be seen to starboard. It is one of only two places in the world where granite can be quarried for curling stones. Your next stop is Lamlash bay, protected by Holy Island.

Monday 10th July

You begin your short passage home to Largs

Tuesday 11th July

You depart the boat at 10am and say your goodbyes.

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