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Highlands and Islands Journey exploring from Skye in the North, Through the Small Isles to Mull, Iona, Staffa, Islay.

Voyage Number Vessel Starting Port Ending Port
EDA1918 Eda Frandsen Mallaig Oban
Booking fee Voyage duration Start date and time End date and time
GBP £20.00 6 days
25/08/2018 - 15:00 to 31/08/2018 - 09:30
25/08/2018 - 15:00 to 31/08/2018 - 09:30
Berth Type Availability Price Special Price
Per Person Available - Book Now GBP £8750.00 n/a
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Explore the best of the Western Isles

Eda Frandsen is beginning her journey South to Cornwall with a cracking 6 day voyage. A chance to journey through some of the best Scottish Highlands and islands scenery from Mountains of Skye in the North, through to the basalt columns and caves on Staffa or the abbey ruins on Iona.

Starting from the fishing village of Mallaig, the choices of places to visit within Eda Fransden normal weeks sailing grounds are endless. The Small Isles of Rum, Canna, Muck and Eigg can be seen across the water, Skye is a few miles to the west, the remote Knoydart peninsula is on our doorstep and the beautiful Inner Hebrides lie further south on our way to Oban.  Smaller and manoeuvrable, Eda can navigate into the smallest lochs and islets that larger boats can’t reach yet she is incredibly seaworthy and sizeable enough to ensure an enjoyable smooth voyage around longer stretches of waters.

 

The Small Isles – a Haven of Peace and Relaxation

Rum is the largest of this group and is a national nature reserve, famous for birdlife. From our anchorage we often see deer, seabirds and Golden Eagles as well as the famous Kinloch Castle. Canna has many sites of archeological interest as well as being a bird sanctuary since 1938. Between the isles we regularly see dolphins, sun fish and basking sharks.

Over the sea to Skye

Eda can head around the west coast to experience spectacular rugged landscapes, view the striking Cullin Ridge, anchor in beautiful Loch Scavaig or perhaps make a stop at the famous Talisker Distillery. Head east up the Sound of Sleat past Doune, a small dwelling where Eda was restored. This beautiful island is full of inlets, bays, tiny villages and mountains that literally meet the sea. A place where time means nothing and beneath every footstep lies 500 million years of history.

Dramatic Mainland Landscapes

Loch Nevis is a popular end of voyage stop on our Mallaig - Mallaig voyages., Encased by the simply beautiful wilderness of the Knoydart Peninsula, it is also home to Britain’s most remote mainland pub so there may be time for a farewell drink at the Forge Inn before heading South.  With no road access, all transport links are by sea to this small community. 

Western mainland offers dramatic mountains and beautiful coastal stretches. We may stop at Arisaig, Loch Moidart or Loch Drambuie both offering beautiful anchorages and a sense of seclusion.

Inner Hebrides

The Inner Hebrides are a wilderness waiting to be discovered. Beautiful unspoilt beaches, abundant wildlife and wild landscapes greet us. Step ashore on the shores of Colonsay or visit the Whisky distilleries of Jura or Islay. Great anchorages and beautiful sailing grounds through the Sound of Mull and down the coastline south of Ardnamurchan point.

Explore the Outer Hebrides

If the weather is good, then an alternative route South might be accross the Minch to the Outer Hebrides and sail down the island chain. Thirty miles off the North West coast of Scotland lie the Outer Hebrides, an idyllic chain of over 40 islands that offers spectacular coastline, stunning mountain scenery, abundant wildlife and a rich and vibrant culture. Each holds its own individual charm and rich history. The Atlantic facing coast is home to some of the finest white sandy beaches while the east coast is deeply indented with a maze of impressive lochs and anchorages.

The warm waters of the Gulf Stream mean that we regularly see dolphins, seals, whales and basking sharks in the waters around the Western Isles. The area is rich in seabirds including gannets, shearwaters, puffins, fulmars, guillemots, razorbills, sea eagles, gulls and terns. On land keep an eye for soaring Gold and white tailed eagles around the cliffs, deer and otters.

With 56ft there is plenty of space above and below, with wide decks, comfortable cabins, a large saloon and social seating areas. Voyages on Eda are suitable for solo travellers, couples and great for groups. Whether you are an experienced sailor or beginner of any age, James has worked with both adults and young people sailing. Become involved in all aspects of running the boat, hoist the sails, steer, or perhaps you have always wanted to learn navigation? After a great day sailing, why not explore ashore or relax with a good book or glass of wine as the sun sets, the choice is up to you. Freshly cooked meals using local produce are provided. Perhaps we will catch the freshest crab or lobster from our own pots, just minutes from pot to plate.

Whether travelling by train or car, on your voyage to Mallaig you will encounter some of the most spectacular highland scenery in Scotland. Regarded as one of the finest train journeys in the world, also made famous by the Harry Potter film, this is a wonderful way to relax and absorb the surroundings before you set sail. Drive through the dramatic and historic Glencoe and along the shores of Loch Lomond, on your way north, perfect for picnics.

 

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This was a one day trip that was a fantastic experience. My previous sailing has been in yachts and it was awesome to...

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