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Oyster 56: Scottish Whisky Adventure

From £2380.00 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
18+, Individuals, Couples, Groups,
Difficulty
Basic. The professional crew are on hand to teach all guest crew
Nights onboard
7
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.

7 Nights: 27 May - 3 June 2023 | 3 June - 10 June 2023

From £2,380 per person

Sail the West Coast of Scotland aboard a luxury 57ft sailing yacht. On this seven-night tour, you will tour some of the most iconic and remote distilleries in Scotland. During our 127-mile journey, we will anchor in quiet coves by sleepy harbour villages and explore the beautiful islands that were formed 430 million years ago. In the waters, you can spot otters, bottlenose dolphins, common seals, minke whales, basking sharks, puffins, gannets, and white-tailed sea eagles.

Saturday May 27th

Join the crew aboard Asante at 4pm for welcome drinks and food as you all settle for the first night aboard.

Sunday 28th May

After a hearty breakfast you will set sail for the Isle of Seil and the stunningly beautiful Puilladodhrain anchorage (pool of the otter). The Clachan Bridge is reached by a short dinghy ride to shore. The bridge was built in 1792 and despite its 72ft span, it is also known as The Bridge over the Atlantic. Its historical Tigh an Truish Inn is just a short distance away, so why not take a whiskey tour from here.

Monday 29th May

We have a full day of sailing ahead of us. We leave Seil behind passing the islands of Luing, Lunga and Scarab. The infamous Gulf of Corryvreckan will be well to starboard as we approach Jura and make our way to the anchorage of the Small Isle off Craighouse. It is from here that we can visit our first distillery drawing you in to savour its light peaty note with fruit and spicy overtones.

Tuesday 30st May

After leaving Jura behind, the crew will proceed south to Isla, where you will make your way to Port Ellen in the afternoon. Whether at anchor or on the quayside, this sheltered little town will welcome you. You will be enticed back to the Ardview Inn – the only pub on the island – once more with promises of whiskies from further afield, which has recently been renovated by new owners.

Wednesday 31st May

There are nine active distilleries on the island, three of which are within walking distance of each other: Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig. Don’t miss out on the Islay Rum Company, which opened its doors in 2022.

Thursday 1st June

Your next stop is Bunnahabhan Bay, named after the distillery on shore. After a quick dingy ride, you will enjoy your last official whisky tasting.

Friday 2nd June

With Paps of Jura standing at 2,575 feet to starboard, the final sail home to Oban brings long-lasting memories of Scotland.

Saturday 3rd June

You will say your goodbyes and depart at 10am

  • 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

Oban, UK

Saturday May 27th

Join the crew aboard Asante at 4pm for welcome drinks and food as you all settle for the first night aboard.

Sunday 28th May

After a hearty breakfast you will set sail for the Isle of Seil and the stunningly beautiful Puilladodhrain anchorage (pool of the otter). The Clachan Bridge is reached by a short dinghy ride to shore. The bridge was built in 1792 and despite its 72ft span, it is also known as The Bridge over the Atlantic. Its historical Tigh an Truish Inn is just a short distance away, so why not take a whiskey tour from here.

Monday 29th May

We have a full day of sailing ahead of us. We leave Seil behind passing the islands of Luing, Lunga and Scarab. The infamous Gulf of Corryvreckan will be well to starboard as we approach Jura and make our way to the anchorage of the Small Isle off Craighouse. It is from here that we can visit our first distillery drawing you in to savour its light peaty note with fruit and spicy overtones.

Tuesday 30st May

After leaving Jura behind, the crew will proceed south to Isla, where you will make your way to Port Ellen in the afternoon. Whether at anchor or on the quayside, this sheltered little town will welcome you. You will be enticed back to the Ardview Inn – the only pub on the island – once more with promises of whiskies from further afield, which has recently been renovated by new owners.

Wednesday 31st May

There are nine active distilleries on the island, three of which are within walking distance of each other: Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig. Don’t miss out on the Islay Rum Company, which opened its doors in 2022.

Thursday 1st June

Your next stop is Bunnahabhan Bay, named after the distillery on shore. After a quick dingy ride, you will enjoy your last official whisky tasting.

Friday 2nd June

With Paps of Jura standing at 2,575 feet to starboard, the final sail home to Oban brings long-lasting memories of Scotland.

Saturday 3rd June

You will say your goodbyes and depart at 10am

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