Sail the Whisky Trail

Duration: 12 days
From: £1,499.00

Combine the fabulously beautiful west coast of Scotland with the some of the world's best single malt whisky distilleries and you have a truly special whisky trail sailing holiday.

Sailing between islands such as Skye, Jura and Islay and visiting distilleries such as Talisker, Tobermory and Ardnamurchan is a match made in heaven. Anchor in beautiful bays, head ashore for tastings and some great walks.

Your boat is a world class racing yacht offering top class sailing with expert sailors providing tuition each day. Kick back in the evenings as you anchor in quiet secluded bays and plan your next day of adventure. This is undoubtedly a truly great sailing holiday.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Sail the beautiful Scottish coast
  • Explore some of the world's best single malt whisky distilleries
  • Anchor in quiet, secluded bays and explore the islands on foot
Start
Oban / Stornoway UK
Finish
Oban, UK
Trip Duration
12 Days
Group Size
9
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Sunday

28 April 2019

Saturday

11 May 2019

Wednesday

4 September 2019

Sunday

15 September 2019

Wednesday

2 October 2019

Saturday

13 October 2018

Itinerary

This is a typical itinerary for the voyage headed north. If you are on the voyage headed south, just reverse it! What makes an adventure sailing holiday so special however is that there can be no fixed itinerary and no part of this is guaranteed. The wind and the weather ultimately shape what's possible each day but everything is very flexible within that. Maybe there's a stunning bay and you want to anchor for the night or a remote island that needs to be explored - then let's see if we can go and make it happen.

whisky trail route map

What's included

  • Foul weather clothing to keep you dry in any conditions.
  • Fladen immersion suits. These will keep you warm in even the coldest, windiest conditions.
  • Ocean-spec lifejackets. These are the best on the market.
  • All on-board food and snacks.
  • Daily sailing lessons and tuition from two highly experienced instructors.
  • RYA sailing qualifications where applicable. Find out more about RYA certification here.
  • Your travel to and from the start and end points.
  • Travel insurance (see our travel insurance page here)
  • Any alcohol – but feel free to bring your own or buy some along the route
  • Any meals you eat ashore

Trip notes

The yacht itself is an expedition yacht that was previously a round the world race boat. The accommodation on the yacht is comfortable, warm and spacious. Each bunk is 6′ 7″ long and has its own USB charger and light. Sleeping is in one 8 berth cabin. There are two toilets, a shower, hot water and lots of food!

We eat very well on board and we will take as much fresh fruit and veg as we can. Ocean sailing is an exercise in using food creatively but you can expert lovely warm meals, as much as you can eat, freshly baked bread and more. We can cater for most diets and have loads of veggies on board. If you have any severe allergies you must check with us before booking.

These adventure sailing holidays are open to everyone aged 18 years and over. If you are aged 70 or over, or have any concerns about your health, we ask that you get a doctor’s note before booking. This is just to make as certain as possible that you will be okay out on the water.

Do I need Experience?

No previous sailing experience is required

Do people come alone?

Almost everyone comes alone. Couples and groups are very welcome and we do get them. On the whole, however, most crew join solo and so if you are coming alone, you will be one of the crowd!

How many people are on board?

Except in exceptional circumstances, we limit the crew size to 9 plus two instructors. This means that there are enough people to sale the boat safely, but you will still have lots of time helming, navigating, trimming sails and such like.

Is this a sailing holiday?

Absolutely. First and foremost, we are here to ensure everyone has an amazing time. Sailing is bout having fun, experiencing nature at its most majestic and gently pushing yourself to try and learn new things. Voyages are a unique mix of sailing and training, and you will get far more involvement and training than on any other sailing holiday you may try!

Who else joins?

We have a remarkably similar group of people who join all our trips. They come from all around the world, are an even mix of men and women and with an average age of 35-65. As we said above, most come alone and experience varies from none at all to Yachtmaster. Most of the crew would describe themselves as having a rusty Day Skipper.

Tour operator

We love this sailing company’s ethos – to help people do three things: sail, train and explore. They are passionate about enabling people to experience life out on the open ocean, building sailing skills and exploring some beautiful countries. After years of training people to become professional sailors, and having covered thousands of miles between them, the company Founders realised that so many people had dreamt of setting off across an ocean, but hadn’t the skills, the boat or crew to make those dreams come true.

The company now runs expeditions on a specialised 60’ yacht to some of the most exciting places out there – often largely inaccessible from land. With no previous sailing experience required, the two instructors will guide you every step of the way as you develop your sailing skills, maybe even earning an RYA qualification during the week. Exploring on land as they go is just as important and the bikes and a kayak mean you can head off and enjoy everything there is to see along the route.

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.

A most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable travel company!

Very helpful and provided lots of research material and excellent personal perspectives on the tall ship sailing trip I was interested in taking.

— Martin

Excellent thoughtful service.

They were prompt and friendly, and so thorough and helpful in connecting me with my adventure.

— Tina

One of a Kind Service!

From the very beginning of reaching out to AWA, they were super helpful, enthusiastic and informative.

— Matt

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