Whiskey & Sail (Mull and Skye)

Whiskey & Sail (Mull and Skye)

29 April to 6 May 2018

Whiskey trip Scotland: With the Flying Dutchman we sail to the islands of Mull and Skye and visit the most famous whiskey distilleries. On the way we can see many seabirds: gannets, parrot birds, carnivores. And we have good chances to meet dolphins and whale sharks.

It will be a special Whiskey trip Scotland, while there is much to discover. Our tour starts in Oban and takes us to Mull, Jura, Skye and the small islands. We will stay in small  harbor towns, but will also anchor in beautiful solitary places. It will be an exciting whiskey trip through a fantastic area with excellent whiskey distilleries.

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Embarkation on the first day of travel at 6 pm in Oban
Disembarked on the last day of travel at 10 am in Oban

Prices :

The prices are divided  in two categories, because our double cabins are different in size. All prices are per person for accommodation in:

  • Standard 2-bed cabin ……………………………€ 985, –
  • Standard PLUS 2-Bed Cabin ………………… € 1.085, –
  • Single cabin (limited number) ……. ………..€ 1.470, –

The price includes:

  • Cabin (shared) with shower and toilet
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Crew, consisting of Captain, Cook and Mate
  • Zodiak to go ashore
  • Half board including coffee, tea, milk and juice at meals.
    In the case of half-board, you will also be able to discover local specialties on land, in addition to the catering on board.

exclusive:

  • Arrival and departure to / from the ship
  • Personal expenses
  • Possible additional entrance fees and drinks
  • Drinks on board

We travel with an international travel company. Our guests come from the Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Germany and Scotland. The crew of the Flying Dutchman comes from the Netherlands but speak English very well.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
0049 (0) 531 252 1170

Possible travel routes:

The specified program is a guide. Changes due to the effects of weather, current and wind are possible. Flexibility is required for this trip.

Day 1: Arrival to Oban

You arrive in Oban, a nice fishing village, on a wonderful location in a beautiful bay. If you arive early, you can leave your luggage on board and discover Oban.
Oban is also known as the Pearl of the West Highlands, with its winding alleys and pittoresque bay full of yachts, ferries and small fishing boats. High up is McCraigs Tower, an unfinished replica of the colloseum in Rome, dating back to the late nineteenth century. The total scope of the buildings is over 192 meters and in some places the walls are over fourteen meters high.

Whiskey trip Scotland
Oban

We are expected to be located at the North Pier, less than a hundred yards from the Oban whiskey distillery. In the evening you will be welcomed on board and meet the crew and the other guests. Afterwards there is nice dinner and we raise the glass on a beautiful Whiskey trip Scotland.

Day 2: Oban & Ardnamurchan

After a good breakfast, we can take a tour at the whiskey distillery in Oban, a fun and interesting tour. We can see barrels with a capacity of 35,000 liters. Of course there is the possibility to taste (and to buy). After leaving Oban, we sail through the sound between Morvern and Mull, overlooking the rugged mountain landscape. On the way we pass the magnificent restored Duart Castle, an impressive sight. The Isle of Mull is the third largest island from West Scotland and is Celtic for cliff or hill. In a beautiful bay at Ardnamurchan peninsula we will anchor.

Day 3: Ardnamurchan-Tobermory

Today you can visit the new Adelphi distillery. The construction work was started in the autumn of 2012 and commissioning took place in 2014. The goal for the start is the production of 100,000 liters of alcohol annually with continuously increasing production. The original distillery was settled in Glasgow and produced both single malt and grain whiskey until 1907. After many years of “silence” the distillery was finally demolished between 1968 and 1971. From 1993, the name Adelphi was revived by independent single cask bottlings and finally returned to the list of active distilleries through the new distillery in Ardnamurchan.

Whiskey trip Scotland
Ardnamurchan Distillery

Tobermory, the main town of Mull Island, is our final destination today.  This pittoresque fishing village has some beautiful pubs and restaurants. The lively port is the starting point for a small fishing fleet. If time permits, there is the opportunity to visit the local distillery.

Whiskey trip Scotland
Tobermory

Day 4 & 5: Skye 

Skye is a truly magical place. It is the largest island of the inside hebrides and home to some of Scotland’s most famous landscapes. This island will inspire you in many ways, with its mountain chains, kilometers of breathtaking coastal lines. We visit the famous Talisker brewery and  there is plenty of time to discover a large part of Skye, or visit Portree which is the biggest town of Skye.

Day 6: Egg

Today, on our Whiskey trip Scotland, we will sail to Egg, one of the small islands of the Scottish coast. In the south, the Sgurr, 400 meters of rugged primary rock, rises into the sky. Birds trill in its green foothills. Dwarf yellow swallows weigh themselves in a gentle breeze. Every day, a dozen tourists come across from the mainland and walk four or five hours before the ferry leaves. The island is a place where one looks for a healing world; Just over 100 people live here.

Whiskey trip Scotland
Egg

Day 7: Morvern & Oban

Whiskey trip Scotland
Scottish west coast

We continue our Whiskey trip Scotland and make a nice visit to the brand new Whiskey distillery Drimnin, Morvern.
After an interesting tour we  sail back to Oban. We enjoy the rugged beauty of Mull, the silence on the water, the indescribable landscape, the jagged coast with its surprising bays, the quiet fishing villages and the magnificent view of the islands in the distance.

Whiskey trip Scotland
Flying Dutchman

Day 8: Oban

Unfortunately, our Whiskey trip Scotland ends and it was a beautiful experience. After a good breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the Flying Dutchman and your crew.