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Scotland 10 Day itinerary

Oban

DAY 1

9 Nautical Miles – Approximately 1 Hour

The yacht can wait for guests either at a marina just outside of Oban or at Anchor in the Bay of Oban. Once guests have settled into their cabins and have been given the grand tour, the guests can decide how they would like to spend the rest of their day.
If the guests have arrived the day before and they have already enjoyed Oban before joining the yacht, the yacht can depart Oban. The yacht can cruise over to Craignure for a Castle Tour of Torosay Castle and Duart Castle.
If the guests have just arrived in Oban, the yacht can remain in Oban so the guests can freely explore at their Leisure.

Attractions

  • Torosay Castle
  • Duart Castle
  • Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel
  • Oban Distillery & Visitor Centre
  • McCaig's Tower
  • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds
  • Gylen Castle
  • Oban War & Peace Museum
  • Ganavan Sands

Isle of Islay

DAY 2

73 Nautical Miles – Approximately 5 ½ Hours

The yacht will depart early in the morning for Isle of Islay, Scotland’s Queen of the Hebrides. Enjoy a day of sampling Scotland’s water of life with 9 Distilleries on the island.
If you’re not in the mood for whiskey, don’t worry, there are plenty of activities on the island for everyone. Enjoy the stunning beaches, take a hike in the wilderness, go wildlife watching, see ancient standing stones or crumbling castles and churches.

Attractions

  • Islay Whiskey Academy Education
  • The Big Strand
  • Islay Museum of Island Life
  • Finlaggan Castle
  • Whisky Distillery Tour
  • Islay Wines
  • Machir Bay
  • The Machrie Links
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing

Whiskey Distillery

  • Laphroaig Distillery
  • Lagavulin Distillery
  • Bowmore Distillery
  • Ardbeg Distillery
  • Port Ellen Distillery
  • Kilchoman Distillery
  • Burnnahabhain Distillery
  • Ardnahoe Distillery
  • Caol lla Distillery

Isle of Mull – The Western Peninsula

DAY 3

57 Nautical Miles – Approximately 4 ½ Hours

Depending on the weather, the yacht will either anchor south of the Ross of Mull or along the north coast
The South side of The Ross of Mull has beaches so stunning you forget you are in Scotland all together. The beaches on the south side are renowned for their beauty with white sand and turquoise water.
Guests will have access by tender to visit the stunning Isle of Iona to the west of the western peninsula of Mull. Here on Iona the guests can explore by foot, bike or they can hire a taxi to take them on tour around the island. Places of interest on the Isle of Iona include the Iona Abbey, The Nunnery, Marble Quarry, Sìthean Mòr and the beautiful St. Columba’s Bay.
If the yacht anchors on the North side, guests will also have access by tender to the Isle of Staffa. The main reason to visit Staffa is to experience the unique wonder of Fingal’s Caves. The Fingal’s Caves are known for its natural acoustics and eerie sounds that are produced by waves. The Caves are 72 feet tall and 270 feet deep which makes this Caves visually fascinating as well.

Attractions

  • The beaches of The Ross of Mull
  • The Isle of Iona
  • The Isle of Staffa
  • The Fingal’s Caves on Staffa
  • Hiking around the Ross of Mull
  • Wildlife viewing

Isle of Mull

DAY 4

16 Nautical Miles + 15 Nautical Miles Approximately 1 ½ Hours + 1 Hour

Spend the day at Calgary, one of the most photographed beaches in Scotland with beautiful white sand beach surrounded by craggy hills in the background. Walk along the ‘Art in Nature’ walk with various sculptures and carvings in between the beach and the hill above.
In the late afternoon move around to Tobermory, the capital of the Isle of Mull. The town has brightly painted buildings along the main street that makes for a picture-perfect-postcard. Tobermory is a haven for seafood lovers, so make sure you have a bite to eat in town at one of the waterfront seafood restaurants.

Attractions

  • Calgary Bay
  • Calgary Castle
  • Calgary ‘Art in Nature Walk’
  • Stargazing & Astro-photography
  • Rubha Nan Gall Lighthouse coast walk
  • Aros Park
  • The Mull Museum
  • Tobermory Distillery Visitor Centre

Isle of Rùm

DAY 5

29 Nautical Miles - 2½ Hours

The Isle of Rùm is a vast and rugged island with Rùm ponies scattered throughout the wilderness. Upon arrival to Isle of Rùm, you will be greeted by a huge castle known as Kinloch Castle. The castle was originally built as a hunting lodge for a wealthy Lancashire industrialist in 1900. The Kinloch Castle is now being taken care of by the Scottish Natural Heritage and guests can have a guided tour around.
Spend the rest of the day discovering the National Nature Reserve that is home to stunning landscapes and a diverse range of wildlife. Wander the many trails throughout this beautiful isle.

Attractions

  • Kinloch Castle
  • Rùm National Nature Reserve
  • An Sgùrr
  • Loch Gainmhich
  • The many trails around Isle of Rùm
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Nearby Isle of Eigg

Camusdarach Beach

DAY 6

11 Nautical Miles - Approximately 1 Hour

Spend the day exploring around the stunning Camusdarach beach. Cruise along in a kayak or paddleboard up to River of Morar, exploring and searching for wildlife. Explore the beaches to the north and south of Camusdarach. Hike the Camusdarach Beach Walk for stunning views of the scenery in the area along a dune path.
In the evening, visit Mallaig, a bustling fishing port along the road to the Isle. Mallaig prides itself on the freshest seafood, so make sure you stop in at one of the cafes or restaurants to try some smoked fish.

Attractions

  • Camusdarach Beach
  • Silver Sands of Morar
  • Loch Morar
  • Eilean Ighe
  • Kayak or paddleboard down the River Morar
  • Camusdarach Beach Walk
  • Mallaig Circuit Walk
  • Mallaig Heritage Centre

Loch Harport - Isle of Skye

DAY 7

36 Nautical Miles - Approximately 3 Hours

Spend the morning discovering the Fairy Pools at the foot of Black Cuillins near Glen Brittle. These magical, crystal clear blue pools are absolutely breath taking. The trail takes roughly 40 minutes to reach the pools and is rated ‘medium’ for difficulty levels. The Fairy Pools will be one of the highlights from your Scotland adventure.
After a day of hiking, head over to the Talisker Distillery for a grand tour and tasting. Afterwards, visit the Oyster Shed for the full experience of tasting local delicious oysters and other seafood delicacy famous in the area.

Attractions

  • The Fairy Pools
  • Talisker Distillery
  • Talisker Bay
  • Loch Fada
  • Isle of Sky Oysters
  • Gesto Bay
  • Glen Brittle

Loch Dunvegen – Isle of Skye

DAY 8

30 Nautical Miles - Approximately 2½ Hours

The yacht will depart in the morning at a prearranged time with the guests so breakfast will be served underway while passing by Neist Point Lighthouse. If the guests would like to walk to the Neist Point Light, the crew can make arrangements ahead of time.
The rest of the day can be spent exploring around Loch Dunvegen. Visit the Dunvegan Castle and Gardens that sits on an elevated rock and was first built in the 13th century. Wander along the white sand of the isolated and stunning beach of Coral Beach. Go for a cruise in the tender to explore the inlets and isle of Loch Dunvegan.

Attractions

  • Neist Point Lighthouse
  • Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
  • Coral Beach
  • Macleod’s Castle
  • Colbost Folk Museum

Portre – Isle of Skye

DAY 9

45 Nautical Miles - Approximately 3 ½ Hours

The yacht will depart in the morning at a predetermined time so breakfast can be served with views of the Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls. After breakfast, the yacht can continue to Portre for the rest of the day. From Portre, a variety of attractions can be arranged to be seen.
After a day of exploring the wilderness in the area, discover what the Capital of the Isle of Skye, Portre, has to offer. Portre is a brightly colored fishing town only 200 years old. Portre’s name comes from the Gaelic for Port on the Slope. There are plenty of restaurants to choose for an evening meal ashore.

Attractions

  • Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls
  • Old Man of Storr Hike
  • The Fairy Glen
  • The Penniacles of Quiraing
  • Lealt Falls
  • Trotternish Ridge
  • The Brother’s Point
  • The Lump

Stornoway

DAY 10

46 Nautical Miles – Approximately 3 ½ Hours

The yacht will arrive in the morning to an anchorage outside of Stornoway. The crew can assist the guests with their luggage and help them get all their belongings ashore. Transportation can be arranged to take the guests to the airport or to a hotel.