Sailing in Scotland 9 day Voyages

Adventure Sailing in Scotland

Sunset Eda Frandsen

Starting from the Mallaig, the choices of places to visit are endless. On our 9 day voyages we have the opportunity to venture further afield; to areas only accessible by boat, providing a unforgettable adventure sailing holiday in the Western Isles. Explore the really remote areas of the Hebrides, North Rona or perhaps a trip to St Kilda, weather permitting.

Eda is perfect for an extended voyage. Incredibly seaworthy, stable and sizeable to ensure an enjoyable smooth voyage in longer stretches of waters. We can navigate into the smallest lochs and islets that larger boats can’t reach and are often the only boat in an anchorage, enjoying regular sightings of birds and wildlife.

Voyages start in Mallaig at 15:00 and end in Mallaig at 09:30

Nine days of perfection, perfect winds and weather, nature in all its glory and wonderful food. Thank you Eda“. John and Caroline, May 2013

Sailing in the Hebrides – Spectacular Remote Islands

The Outer Hebrides lie thirty miles off the North West coast, with over 40 islands that offer spectacular coastline, stunning mountain scenery, abundant wildlife and a rich and vibrant culture. Each holds its own individual charm and rich history.

Eda at anchor in Mingulay bay
Eda at anchor in Mingulay bay

The southern islands of the Outer Hebrides, such as Barra, Mingulay or South Uist are well worth a visit. Further north, visit the beautiful Isle of Harris, the lesser known isles of Bearnaraigh or the Monach or Shiant Islands rich in birdlife. If the winds are favourable perhaps sail around the rugged Atlantic facing coastline, with endless sandy beaches and spectacular coastline while the east coast is deeply indented with a maze of impressive lochs and anchorages.

Closer to Mallaig we may visit the Small Isles of Rum, Canna, Muck and Eigg, the Isle of Skye a few miles to the west and the remote Knoydart peninsula on our doorstep.

Sail to St Kilda

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A Dual World Heritage Site, the spectacular archipelago of St Kilda lies 40 miles further west and is home to 0ver a million marine birds. With dramatic cliffs and a rich cultural history, for many it is an ultimate destination. With such an isolated location, reaching St Kilda is very weather dependent as it is exposed to strong winds and the Atlantic swell.

The Celtic Coast

Perhaps head across the seas to Ireland to embrace small harbours and beautiful bays and the great hospitality of the Irish! Eda has been made very welcome on previous voyages.

A great adventure voyage

There are great opportunities for hiking as well as night passages are possible. You can expect great sailing and rarely reached locations, which would not normally be achievable in a shorter voyage.

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.

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