Discovering Scottish single malts

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This sailing cruise will take you to the heart of the magnificent archipelago of the Inner Hebrides to discover some of the most famous Scottish single malts distilled on the islands. The mythical distilleries of Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Ardberg, Bowmore or Jura are all within reach. We will alternate navigations, moorings in front of the distilleries, stopovers in small fishing harbours and exploration of a wild nature.

From island to island, the boat will be your comfortable itinerant refuge which will allow you, on the way back from your visits, to rest and enjoy our chef’s cuisine prepared with local fresh products.

An original accommodation

A 90 feet (28m) long exploration sailboat which can accommodate up to 12 people in 6 spacious cabins.

It takes you to discover the most inaccessible and wild places of the fjords. It is your itinerant refuge during the entire stay. As we cruise, you will be able to enjoy the tasty and fresh meals of our on-board Chef. During the nights, we will anchor to ensure your tranquillity and a fully resting sleep.

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The values and experience of our crew will ensure you enjoy a serene trip as your well-being will be its first concern.

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Our Chef will awaken your taste buds and satisfy your hunger with his refined and varied cooking.

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Each cabin is a large double accommodation and offers an intimate private space with a shower and a private bathroom.

A typical day

A typical day begins with a navigation of 3 to 5 hours, during which, if you wish, you can participate in the manoeuvres and learn the specifics of navigation on a large sailboat in demanding seas. However, no sailing experience is required to join this trip. We then go ashore, from a mooring or a harbour, to visit the local distillery.

Thereafter, everyone can indulge in their interests, at their own pace: walks and hikes, on the edge of cliffs, on beaches or to summits; Visits to castles, historical vestiges or villages full of character; Local wildlife viewing, seafood tasting…

Day by day

Discover the flavour of the malt

Day 1

Boarding at 6PM at the port of Oban, a seaside village developed around its distillery. If you arrive early, you can leave your luggage on the boat and explore the village, enjoy seafood or visit its distillery. Depending on weather conditions, departure in the evening or on the next morning.

Days 2 to 5

Sailing in the Inner Hebrides archipelago. The itinerary will depend on the weather and the tides but will probably include:

• Islay, the closest to Northern Ireland, with its anchorage in Port Ellen and its three side by side distilleries: Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg… famous names for Scottish whisky enthusiasts. The entrance to the small bay is narrow but marked. We will anchor in front of the stills, surrounded by a characteristic flavour. Islay is also home to the distilleries of Bowmore and Caol Ila, to which we will also pay visits.

• Jura, whose name allegedly comes from the Old Icelandic Hjörtr, which refers to the deer, an animal that proliferates on the island’s hills. Unlike its neighbouring Islay, the Jura Distillery produces a light, less peated whisky.

• If time permits, we will also explore the island of Mull, the second largest island in the Inner Hebrides. The majority of its 2’000 inhabitants live in Tobermory, a colourful fisherman’s village where the distillery of the same name is located.

Landing at Oban in the morning of day 5.

Whisky Cruises 2020

Trip dates and prices
19.09 - 26.09.2020Oban, Écosse8 jours / 7 nuitsComplet
26.09 - 03.10.2020Oban, Écosse8 jours / 7 nuitsDisponibleContacter nous
03.10 - 10.10.2020Oban, Écosse8 jours / 7 nuitsDisponibleContacter nous

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