Whiskey & Sail (Mull and Skye)

Whiskey & Sail (Mull and Skye)

6 to 12 May 2018

Whiskey & Sail: 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, puffins. And we have a good chance to see dolphins and whale sharks.

It will be a special Whiskey & Sail trip on which there is much to discover. Our tour starts in Oban and takes us to Mull, Skye and the small islands. We will stay in small idyllic harbor towns, but will also anchor in beautiful solitary places, a Whiskey & Sail trip trough a fantastic area.

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Embark: May 6 at 18.00 pm in Oban
Disembark: May 12 at 10 am in Oban

Prices :

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

  • Standard 2-bed cabin ……………………………………… € 860, –
  • Standard PLUS 2-Bed Cabin ………………… .. ……. . € 950, –
  • Single cabin (limited number) ……. ………… .. …. …€ 1285, –

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 board, 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 are Dutch but speak English very well..

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
003153231627

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 cozy fishing village, with a wonderful location in a beautiful bay. If you arrive early, you can leave your luggage on board and then take a tour of the city.
Oban is also known as the Pearl of the West Highlands, with its winding alleys and picturesque 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.

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Oban

We are located at the North Pier, less than a hundred yards from the Oban whiskey distillery. Around 18.00 you are welcome on board and meet the crew and the other guests. When everyone is settled, we’re gonna have a nice dinner and we raise the glass on a beautiful Whiskey & Sail trip Scotland.

Day 2: Oban & Tobermory 

After a good breakfast, we can take whiskey tour at the distillery in Oban. It is a fun and interesting tour were 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 magnificently restored Duart Castle, an imposing sight. The Isle of Mull is the third largest island of the West of Scotland. The main town of Mull is Tobermory, a pittoresque fishing village with its beautiful pubs and restaurants. The lively port is the starting point for a small fishing fleet. Of course there is the opportunity to visit the local distillery.
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Tobermory

Day 3: Ardnamurchan-Skye 

Today on this Whiskey & Sail trip, you’ll have the oppurtunity to 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. Afterwards we set our sails and move on to Skye.
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Ardnamurchan

Day 4: Skye

Skye is a truly magical place. It is the largest island of the Inner 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 by bus you can discover a large part of Skye.

Day 5: Egg 

We sail to Egg, a Hebridean island off 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.

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Egg

Day 6: Morvern & Oban

We leave the small islands behind us and sail to the very new Drimnin distillery. The little-known Morvern peninsula, is one of Scotland’s best kept secrets with its rugged coastline , ancient woodland and rich pastures. Its a haven for wildlife, and those who love history, nature and solitude.
After discovering this part of Scotland, we return to Oban. We’ve enjoyed the untouched, wild nature of the Scottish islands. The rugged beauty of Mull, the silence on the water, the indescribable landscape, the rough coast with its surprising bays, the quiet fishing villages and the magnificent view of the islands in the distance.

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Flying Dutchman

Day 7: Oban

Unfortunately, our Whiskey & Sail trip in Scotland ends after an eventful week. After a good breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the Flying Dutchman and his crew.