Short Break | Scottish Isles Cruise
The Kyles and the Isles short break sheltered water cruise is ideal as the perfect escape for those who need to recharge their batteries and as a taster for those who want to try out their sea legs on a short cruise.
Board Splendour at the Holy Loch Marina at 1600. After a welcoming glass of bubbly and the skippers safety briefing we head off for the Kyles of Bute, world famous for tranquility and scenic beauty. The anchor is dropped and it is time for a pre-dinner drink and some nibbles. At 1930 dinner is served and consists of local meat or fish with a selection of fresh vegetables and potatoes beautifully prepared by the onboard chef. This is followed by pudding, cheeses, coffee and chocolates. At 2230 the generator is shut down and it is time for a wonderfully sound sleep accompanied by the sound of the sea gently lapping on Splendours wooden hull.Day 2
At 0730 the generator is started and the kettles put on for an early cup of tea or coffee. At 0830 a hearty breakfast is served consisting of juice, cereal/porridge, toast and todays cooked breakfast. At 0930ish we up anchor and head for Rothesay and a visit to fabulous Mount Stuart House and gardens. On returning to the boat lunch is served, this is normally soup and sandwiches or a salad followed by tea of coffee. After lunch we head off up the Kyles to Loch Riddon to anchor for the night. Here you can try your hand at fishing or help the skipper set the lobster pots while the chef is preparing another delicious dinner.Day 3
After breakfast its off ashore by tender for the Cladah walk from Upper Caladh to Tighnabruaich via ancient oak woods, always on the alert for red squirrels and roe deer. look out for seals and heron as you appreciate the wonderful views across the water to Bute, Inchmarnock and Arran. On arriving at Tighnabruaich take time to take in the art gallery and lifeboat shop. Iain will be waiting at the lifeboat slip to take you back to the boat for lunch and onwards to Loch Ranza on Arran for a visit to the Arran Distillery and hopefully a sighting of the golden eagles and red deer. After your shore trip its time to head back to the shelter of the Kyles for the last night aboard.Day 4
During breakfast we up anchor and head for the Holy Loch. At 1100, all too soon, its time for fond farewells.
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From £835 per adult
April — October
Holy Loch Marina
Tour company information
Cruise Scotland in style. With a maximum of 8 guests, we guarantee a personalised service. Offering 3, 6, 10 and 13-night cruise itineraries we explore Argyll, Mull, The Hebrides and beyond. Meals aboard Splendour are a highlight of all our cruises, using fresh local produce. Seafood from Loch Fyne, Gin from Campbelton even toiletries provided are from the Island of Arran. All within our cruising grounds. Your knowledgeable crew are local too, discover hidden gems not listed on the typical tourist trail. All cabins aboard Splendour boast private ensuite facilities.
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