Sailing in Scotland
From Mallaig, the choices of places to explore are endless. The Outer Hebrides are easily reached within a day, while the Small Isles can be seen across the water. Skye is a few miles to the west and the isolated Knoydart peninsula is on our doorstep. After a great day’s sail, perhaps walk ashore or relax with glass of wine enjoying the peace and tranquility of our surroundings. Western Isles sailing at its best!
The journey to both Mallaig or Oban by train or road in itself is quite spectacular, travelling through historic Glencoe, the highland mountain scenery and along the shores of Loch Lomond.
Voyages start at 15:00 and end at 09:30 in Mallaig.
“Excellent seven days to remote dolphin bays, puffin and seal filled beaches and sunny weather and good wind. Nicest surprise the superb cooking. Thanks so much Becky James and Chloe. Hope to join you again some time.” Ash, May 2013
Sail around the Outer Hebrides
Only 30 miles west of the mainland sits this idyllic chain of over 40 islands each with its own rich history and character. Eda finds her way into secluded lochs and inlets on the eastern shores, discovering secluded anchorages surrounded by dramatic mountains that are accessible only by boat. Spectacular beaches, bays and rugged landscapes are found on the wild, western coast which are well worth a visit. The islands are rich with birds and wildlife, boasting three National Nature Reserves and bird sanctuaries. Marine life is abundant too, with regular sightings of whale, dolphins, seals and basking sharks year round.
From the mountainous landscapes of Harris to the endless beaches of South Uist and Vatesay, Eda is usually the only boat in an anchorage. Some of our favourite places include Mingulay, Wizard’s Pool on South Uist or the beautiful anchorage between Helisay and Gighay, however we regularly explore new places every voyage.
Isle of Skye
This island offers spectacular landscapes, tiny villages and secluded lochs. View the striking Cullin Ridge from Loch Scavaig (left) or voyage east up the Sound of Sleat to witness dramatic mountains that literally meet the sea, sailing around Skye provides changing views around every corner.
On the last night we may sail into Loch Nevis, visit the small village of Inverie on the shores of the beautiful wilderness of the Knoydart Peninsula, home to mainland Britain’s most remote pub, The Old Forge.
The Small Isles
Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna are a short sail from Mallaig. Spot eagles and deer roaming the land and discover the charms and diversity of each island, from the National Nature Reserve of Rum home to the historic Kinloch Castle to Canna which has many sites of archaeological interest as well as being a bird sanctuary rich in many bird species.
The Inner Hebrides
South of Ardnamurchan Point discover the islands of Jura, Islay Colonsay or Mull. On route, perhaps we will stop at Arisaig or breathtaking Loch Moidart on the mainland. Each island has much to offer. Step ashore to explore by foot, or perhaps to visit some of the famous whisky distilleries on of these unspoilt islands.