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.
Embark: May 6 at 18.00 pm in Oban
Disembark: May 12 at 10 am in Oban
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.
- 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:
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.
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
Day 3: Ardnamurchan-Skye
Day 4: Skye
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.
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.
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.