Join us aboard Stravaigin for a fully guided trip where we use the yacht as a base to take us to some fantastic and remote places to share with you our other passions of Hill-walking; Wild-swimming and Paddle boarding.
On these dedicated trips we will be joined for the whole trip by fellow experienced guides to let you experience in a safe and encouraging way these sports.
Of course, on any of our trips we can always swim off the yacht when at anchor in fact with John the Skipper being a fully qualified snorkel instructor has a real passion for wild swimming, so we actively encourage this. However, we feel these trips go that bit further and have wild swimming at their core so these trips are close to his heart. We will be joined by a qualified and experienced expert to guide and coach you, and if you would like some expert pointers on technique while being fully supported with safety craft cover, then of course back to Stravaigin for that all important warm shower and don’t forget the cake. We will sail between anchorages each day allowing the opportunity to wild swim in some hard-to-reach locations with the comfort and safety of a yacht to return to. Take a look at our wild swim trips for example itineraries.
John the skipper is a fully qualified mountain leader and has been lucky enough to lead trips all around the world both independently and for some very prestigious global companies e.g., National Geographic and likes nothing better than heading ashore to climb the coastal hills. Being on a boat gives us a unique starting point, a wonderfully different perspective. And of course, a welcome return aboard for coffee and cake before we either sail to the next location or anchor under the stars and share the delights of the day with perhaps a dram or two.
On these trips we will be joined by one of our fellow qualified and experienced guides, to share with us these wild places. They have an extensive knowledge of the area including Scottish history, wildlife, flora and fauna and like nothing better than sharing this wealth of information, myth and some legends, maybe even a tall tale or two.
Skippered Sailing Holidays from Oban on Scotland’s West Coast
4,7 and 10 day sailing trips exploring the stunning waters of the west coast of Scotland, visiting iconic coastline and island destinations along the way.
All our sailing holidays are fully catered and skippered by an experienced crew. Learn the ropes of sailing during the trip or just sit back and relax while we take care of you.
Our holidays include:
• Isle of Skye and Small Isles Explorer
• Wild Swimming Skye & The Small Isles
• Sail and Wild food Exploration
• Sail and Wild food Exploration
• Sailing & Wildlife watching
• Round Mull
• The Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
• Islay, Jura and the Inner Hebrides
• Skippered Charter: Family Holidays and Private Groups
• Whisky Tasting Cruises
From our whisky-tasting holiday cruises that take you to some of the most famous distilleries in Scotland to our scenic tours of the Outer Hebrides, our skippered sailing holidays are a wonderful way to explore the islands and coastline of the West Coast. All our private sailing trips begin in the picturesque harbour town of Oban which is easy to get to thanks to its fantastic transport links.
In addition to our planned sailing experiences, we also offer private group sailing holidays and skippered charters for families. These private sailing trips put you in control with the freedom to enjoy the activities you love on your own schedule. Visit small coastal towns and villages along the route, stop off at unspoiled beaches, or just enjoy sunbathing on deck, with our skippered sailing holiday charters we can tailor an experience just for you.
With so many sailing experiences around Scotland’s West Coast to choose from the hardest part is picking just one!