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    Wilderness Sailing – West Coast Voyager

    Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights From £2,870

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    Trip created by Rachael Gavan
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    Region: North West Highlands
    Trip Type: Private Departures
    Comfort: Classic
    Deposit From N/A £717.50
    Difficulty: Your Own Pace

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    Trip Details

    Embark on a one of a kind maritime adventure onboard our classic sailing yacht, Angel’s Share. This beautiful 47ft Bavaria Cruiser provides a unique and memorable way to explore the west coast. Down below, she is comfortable and well equipped, with a spacious saloon where we enjoy meals of the highest quality.

    In the coastal waters of the North Atlantic, renowned for its diversity of wildlife, we have every chance of seeing whales, dolphins and a plethora of birdlife. In addition to this, we are able to explore and access some of the most remote and extraordinary parts of the highlands. Set against the backdrop of the Scotland’s fascinating history and culture, this sailing adventure is one you will treasure for life.

    This trip offers the chance to explore the beautiful west coast of Scotland in style, guided by our expert skipper, first-mate and walking guide. The set-up of the boat is equally suited to experienced and novice sailors.

    Trip Highlights

    • Set foot on remote islands and hike some of the most picturesque hills in Scotland.
    • Enjoy a special seafood banquet on the shores of a remote beach.
    • Customise the itinerary to create your perfect trip with upgrades and extra days.

    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 – Setting Sail from Ullapool

    Set sail from Ullapool Harbour and head north up the coast. We are greeted first by the Summer Isles, which is a beautiful archipelago lying in the mouth of Loch Broom. Spend an afternoon onshore a few of these uninhabited islands exploring the fascinating flora, wildlife and distinctive geographical features such as Cathedral Cave. 

    Enjoy an evening dram or two to celebrate your first day at sea before settling in to your cosy cabin for the night. (B, L, D)

    Day 2 – Lochinver & Surroundings

    Meet your Wilderness Scotland guide for a day of exploration around the coastal village of Lochinver and the surrounding landscape. There is so much to discover, including the white sandy shores of Achmelvich Bay and the magical Falls of Kirkcaig. Stac Pollaidh, which is often regarded as Scotland’s best ‘little mountain’ is also located nearby – making for a fantastic optional hike. From the summit, you are rewarded with spectacular views of the north-western coastline and surrounding glaciated landscape.

    Day 3 – Handa Island Wildlife Reserve

    There is an opportunity today to explore Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, which is home to over 100,000 seabirds each year. The dramatic sea cliffs also provide the most stunning ocean panoramic. Continuing to head north takes us to Sandwood Bay, our stop for the night, and one of the most beautiful and remote beaches in Scotland. Here we will make ourselves cosy and enjoy a seafood banquet resulting in a truly special evening.

    Day 4 – Spectacular Beaches

    As we continue exploring the beautiful coastline we are able to catch a glimpse of some of the most pristine beaches, tucked away between the imposing headlands. Marvel at the stunning crystal clear turquoise waters that surround our beautiful Scottish beaches in this part of the North West Highlands – especially on a warm and sunny day! Most notable of these beaches in this area is the stunning Oldshoremore beach. Arriving in Loch Laxford we will settle for the night, with the spectacular silhouette of Ben Stack dominating the landscape in the distance.

    Day 5 – Loch a Chairn Bhain

    Today we head for the secluded Loch a Chairn Bhain. After passing under the distinctive Kylesku bridge, your Wilderness Scotland guide will meet you here for a hike up Quinag, locally known as “Cuinneag,” which translates to “Milk Pail” reflecting it’s unique shape. Returning to the yacht we settle in for a  well deserved evening of friendly hospitality and good company. 

    Day 6 – Sea Kayaking in the Summer Isles

    Sailing back towards the Summer Isles, where we can spend a half-day sea kayaking, intimately exploring the islands and the diversity of wildlife that inhabit them. Typically, you can expect to see the likes of grey seals and porpoises and a multitude of seabirds and if you’re lucky maybe even a minke whale.

    Day 7 – Sail Back to Ullapool

    On the final morning, we end our voyage by sailing back to Ullapool with a morning stop on Isle Martin, where you can set foot on this incredible community-owned and run island. Isle Martin is an uninhabited island in Loch Broom. It is the closest of the Summer Isles to Ullapool and has historically been the site of a monastery, a herring curing station and a flour mill. Enjoy a short walk and stop for lunch before departing.

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    Wilderness Sailing – West Coast Voyager

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    What's Included

    Accommodation - Accommodation in carefully selected guest houses and hotels Read More

    This holiday is based onboard the Angle’s Share yacht where a warm welcome is guaranteed. Here you can experience a unique style of genuine Scottish hospitality and relax in the comfort both above and below deck.

    Angel’s Share has enough room to accommodate a maximum of six people during a voyage.

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    All meals are included and dietary requirements can be catered for just let us know at the time of booking.

    Inclusions Read More
    • 6 nights accommodation on Angel’s Share
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
      (Meals indicated as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • The services of an experienced skipper and first mate onboard the yacht
    • The services of an experienced Wilderness Scotland guide on walking days
    • All transport on guided days
    • 1/2 day sea kayaking
    • 24 hour in country support from the Wilderness Team

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    Price from: £2,870
    Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights

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    Rachael Gavan

    Rachael is a true gem and we regularly receive feedback thanking her for designing inspiring itineraries and for being such a pleasure to chat to. In many cases the people Rachael designs tailor-made trips for, actually become friends with and she’s had more than one invite to far off lands as a result. Rachael has a passion for only the highest levels of customer experience and service.

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    Difficulty Grades Explained

    At Your Own Pace – Self Guided Holidays

    Our ‘At Your Own Pace’ trips are all suitable for anyone to enjoy, regardless of fitness level. Journey at your own pace, stopping as often as you like to soak up the magnificent scenery of the Scottish Highlands.

    You have the flexibility to choose how you spend each day and can choose from the many walking routes described in the information pack. There are also many non-walking activities featured in the pack that are suitable for all fitness levels.

    Further information for specific trips can be found in the relevant Trip Dossier. If you are in any doubt at all regarding your suitability for a trip, please contact us and we will be glad to talk about the trip in detail and provide you with a recommendation.

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