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The Swan in St Kilda
© Ian Tinkler

Western Isles & St Kilda

From £1080 per adult

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May — May

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A traditional sailing adventure, exploring the beautiful Western Isles of Scotland and, if weather permits, the British sailor's Holy Grail: St Kilda. National Trust for Scotland World Heritage Site and the UK’s most remote outcrop.

Trip Duration 9 nights: 22nd - 31st May 2022

Board & Disembark: Ullapool

Boarding Swan in Ullapool at 10am, your stay will begin with a comprehensive safety briefing including how to work the lines on deck and set the sails. We will then start our Western Isles classic sailing adventure, making the most of the weather, scenery, wildlife and idyllic anchorages and ports along the way.

From the start we will keep a close eye on the weather forecast and head generally towards the Sound of Harris to give the best chance for a hop over to St Kilda.

This trip has high potential to see lots of wildlife such as dolphins, whales and basking sharks, as well as many kinds of seabirds. There will be a mix of nights at anchor, as well as in picturesque ports.

Please note: As St Kilda is 41 miles west of the Hebrides in the Atlantic Ocean, any sailing voyage to the Islands are completely weather dependant, and it is never a guaranteed destination. However, if weather and swell conditions allow, we will hop over to visit this unique place.

On land you can walk around the abandoned village, once home to the most remote community in Britain, and discover small stone huts known as Cleits, on your climb up to the edge of the steepest cliffs in Britain for an incredible view.

From the Sound of Harris the journey takes us back into the Minch with possible stops on the Island of Skye.

We will disembark on Tuesday 31st May at 10am back in Ullapool.

A voyage on Swan is very much a hands-on experience - you are part of her crew, and work as a team to make your voyage happen. All tasks are shared and everyone joins in, from the most to the least experienced. For more details of what to expect on board please refer to our Welcome Aboard leaflet.

Included in voyage

Included in the price of this trip are sailing instruction, accommodation and all meals for the duration of your stay. For further details on what is included, and what to bring with you, please refer to our kit list.

Starting
Ullapool
Length
9
Days
Transport
Boat
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Themes
Adventure History Island Hopping Landscapes Outdoor Activities Wildlife

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The Swan Trust

When you come aboard the Swan you are embarking on a 'hands on' adventure. Play an active role in sailing and working the ship, build friendships with your crew mates, develop new skills and take in stunning scenery. Sailing trips range from 1 to 11 days and no previous sailing experience is required. Private charter also available by request.

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