Explore the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda

Explore the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda

Duration: 8 days
From: £1,000.00

Head out on an 8-day expedition to explore the outer Hebrides and even St Kilda, otherwise knows as the Islands at the End of the World.

Explore the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda

Head out on an 8-day expedition to explore the outer Hebrides and St Kilda, otherwise knows as the Islands at the End of the World.

Your adventure begins in the Gateway to the Scottish Isles; the picturesque port town of Oban. With a blend of fascinating ancient ruins and vibrant Scottish culture, the town has become known as the Seafood Capital of Scotland. There will be time to explore the town before we depart.

Sitting at the southern end of the Island chain of the Outer Hebrides, Barra and Vatersay offer an exciting mix of contrasting island experiences with something on offer for every.  Feel the strong sense of community created by crofters and seafarers who live side by side on these isolated islands.

Discover the abundance of plants, hiking and culture on the Isles of South Uist and Eriskay. And then onto the Isles of North Uist, Berneray and Grimsay.

The outer Hebridean island of Harris is one that has offered inspiration for generations.  With its rich traditions, stunning shifting scenery and strong sense of community.  The largest of the Outer Hebrides, Lewis offers amazing opportunities to explore all the elements life on the edge in the Atlantic Ocean – with history, heritage, wilderness, wildlife, arts and crafts.

With a suitable weather window, you will hopefully visit the Island archipelago of St Kilda, lying 41 miles off the west coast of Benbecula.  St Kilda is an extreme Atlantic outpost, and one of the few World Heritage sites in existence awarded ‘dual’ status for meeting both the natural and cultural criteria for the classification.

From the Northern most headlands of the Isle of Lewis to the southern tip of Vatersay, the Outer Hebrides Islands on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean offer majestic mountains, windswept white beaches and an abundance of wildlife.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Explore the outer Hebrides
  • Spectacular scenery and wildlife
  • Sunsets and long evenings
  • Perfect for solo travellers!
  • The opportunity to visit St Kilda (weather permitting)
Start
Oban
Finish
Mallaig
Trip Duration
8 Days
Group Size
N/A
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Culture, Explorer, Sailing, Tall Ship
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Thursday

9 May 2019

Sunday

17 May 2020

Itinerary

Join this 8-day expedition to the outer Hebrides and St Kilda. The 8 days gives more opportunity to visit the Outer Hebrides island chain, and a big weather window to aim for the remote archipelago of St Kilda; known as the Islands at the End of the World.

From the Northernmost headlands of the Isle of Lewis to the southern tip of Vatersay, the Outer Hebrides Islands on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean offer majestic mountains, windswept white beaches and an abundance of wildlife.

What's included

What is included in the voyage cost:

  • Accommodation and all meals on board
  • Sailing tuition and supervision from fully qualified crew members
  • Third party liability Insurance
  • Use of waterproofs and safety equipment

What is not included:

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance. Check out Top Sail for specialist tall ship sailing travel insurance
  • Merchandise available to purchase on board
  • Excursions and meals onshore, unless otherwise stated

Trip notes

Under 25 £800.00; Over 25 Years: £1,000.00

All the cabins have bunks and a space to store your personal gear. You will be sharing a cabin with up to 5 other people depending on which cabin you are in so it is important to keep your personal space clean and tidy. We provide sheets and pillows for your bunk. You will need to bring a sleeping bag. Please take care when we are at sea to properly stow all items in your cabin. Even the smallest item can cause injury, or become damaged. All cabins have a sink and have a radiator to keep your cabin warm on those colder days and nights.

There are UK plug sockets in all the cabins. We ask that you do not leave items charging or plugged in when you are not in the cabin as this causes a fire risk.

  • All meals on board – including daily breakfast, lunch and evening meal
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • If you have any special dietary requirements it is we need to know this prior to the voyage in order that we can try to accommodate your requirements in the planned menus.
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • People with or without sailing experience
  • Anyone looking for an adventure!
I’ve never been sailing before and I’m worried about not knowing what to do?

The majority of people who sail with us have never sailed before. Don’t worry! The crew will explain things and guide you through everything you need to know to be able to sail the boat. You will get the opportunity to learn lots of new skills and have fun at the same time.

Where will we go?

This totally depends on wind and weather, and the itinerary for the voyage. It’s no good planning to go somewhere if the wind is in exactly the wrong direction – or if the forecast says the wind would be wrong for coming back!

What if I get ill?

At least one of the staff will be trained in dealing with illness or injury at sea; and we’ll get you to a doctor ashore as quickly as possible if necessary. You do need to tell us in advance about any condition you already have. We’ve had people on the boat with anything from mild asthma to serious medical conditions. Bring any medication, inhalers (and spares) you need – and tell the staff what you are taking. We need to know of any serious medical conditions before you book to ensure we can provide you with the best experience possible.

Tour operator

Aiming to offer accessible, exciting tall ship experiences for everyone regardless of age, budget or experience, this sailing company owns and operates two tall ships with voyages around the globe; from Arctic adventures to Caribbean cruises.

Hello! If you’d like to chat about finding you the perfect adventure or guidance on what’d suit you then we’re very happy to help. Tori & Larissa 0207 097 1734 • info@anotherworldadventures.com.

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