Adventure Cruises 2017

La Rochelle

Sailing Adventures ! Once again for the summer of 2017 we will be taking several extended cruises from our home berth in the Solent. This time to Scotland, Ireland, France,the Cannel Islands, the West Country and the Scilly Isles.

Each trip of five to seven days will cover between 100 and 300 nautical miles. During each cruise you will get the chance to hone your crewing or skippering skills or just relax and enjoy the sailing. We have hand picked the ports of call along the way so exploring ashore should be just as interesting. Some of the cruises offered will involve spending two or more days and nights at sea, and can have the feel of a real ocean passage.

Trip costs include all food on board, mooring fees and use of waterproofs but not transport to and from the start and finish points

To view the details of each cruise see the tabs below or explore the map - click on the menu icon in the top left corner of the map screen and select your area of interest. The map is fully interactive and you can explore the ports, harbours and routes by clicking on the pins and lines.



Itinerary - The Cruises

Cruise 1 : Inverness to Oban via the Caledonian Canal (10th-15th June 2017)

The Caledonian Canal links the west of Scotland to the East, and makes it possible to navigate a journey coast to coast right through Scotland's Great Glen, between Inverness and Fort William. It is scenically spectacular along its whole length, surrounded as it is by Scotland's highest mountains and most beautiful scenery. It takes about 3 days to cruise from east to west (or vice versa) through the lochs and the stretches of man-made canal that inter-connect with them. After arriving at Oban there may be the opportinity to sail over to the Isle of Mull. 100M

Loch Lochie
  • Join the boat in Inverness on the evening of 9th June
  • Inverness-Stone
  • Strone-Fort Augustus
  • Fort Augustus-Fort William
  • Fort William-Oban
  • Oban-Mull-Oban. Disembarking on the evening of 15th June

Cruise 2 : Western Isles Sailing (17th-22nd June)

Often thought of as one of best sailing gruonds in the world. The scenery in this part of Scotland is magical. The people are too ! If you've never sailed here, don't miss out.

Eigg
  • Join the boat in Oban on the evening of 16th June
  • Oban-Mull
  • Mull-Eigg
  • Eigg-Skye
  • Skye-Oban. Disembark on the evening 22nd June


Cruise 3 : Oban to Dublin (24th-29th June)

A fantastic cruise down through the Scottish Islands to Belfast and along the east coast of Ireland to Dublin. We will spend some time exploring the beautiful Strangford Lough along the way.

Strangford Lough
  • Join the boat in Oban on the evening of the 23rd June.
  • Oban-Islay
  • Islay-Belfast
  • Belfast-Strangford Lough
  • Strangford Loch-Dublin. Disembark on the evening of 29th June.


Cruise 4 : Dublin to Plymouth (6th-13th July)

An exciting sail down to the Isles of Scilly with a couple of days to explore before turning east and the beautiful West County - Falmouth, Fowey and Polperro along the way!

Tresco
  • Join the boat in Dublin on the evening of 5th July
  • Dublin to St Mary's (Isles of Scilly)
  • Scilly Isles-Falmouth
  • Falmouth-Fowey
  • Fowey-Plymouth. Disembark Plymouth on evening of 13th July


Cruise 5 : Plymouth to Gosport (15th-22nd July)

With the prevailing winds we should fly back to Gosport hugging the Devon, Dorsent coastlines. The harbours and anchorages along the way are ace! Salcombe, Dartmouth, Brixham, Weymouth and Lulworth Cove all well worth a visit.

Weymouth
  • Join the boat in Plymouth on the evening of 15th July
  • Plymouth-Salcombe
  • Salcombe to Dartmouth
  • Dartmouth-Brixham
  • Brixham-Weymouth
  • Weymouth-Yarmouth. Disembark Gosport on evening of 22nd July


Cruise 6 : The Channel Islands (21st-27th August)

Visit various ports & harbours on the Cherbourg peninsula as well as the beautiful islands of Guernsey, Herm and Sark with their wild flower meadows, secluded beaches and no cars! A great way to visit the Islands, especially if itís for the first time. Navigators will enjoy the challenging pilotage provided by these Islands.

Herm
  • Join the boat in Gosport on the evening of 20th August
  • Gosport to Alderney
  • Alderney to Guernsey
  • Guernsey to Herm
  • Herm to Sark
  • Sark to Cherbourg
  • Cherbourg to Gosport. Disembark Gosport on afternoon of 27th August


 

How do I book?

Check out the all the available leg dates and then contact us or book online. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Lou or Jim for more information.

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Testimonials

Andy Marris, RYA Day Skipper Practical

Lou was a fantastic skipper exposing us to all types of sailing conditions and allowing us to take command whilst having a watchful eye.

Excellent attitude to safety and procedure at all times. An outstanding instructor and course, leaving me very confident to handle a boat under my command in these waters. Brilliant!

Rating 5 Top
Tony Malcolm, RYA Day Skipper Practical

Absolutely brilliant. Great instructor, great company and a lot learnt in 5 days. I now feel like a proper sailor !

Rating 5 Top
Rebecca Anderson, RYA Day Skipper Practical

Excellent course, extremely well organised. Instruction was very clear and easy to understand. Thank you for a fantastic course

Rating 5 Top
Mike Mulkerrin, RYA Day Skipper Practical

Very clear and patient tutorage. Active and engaging. Although quite challenging at times, never felt talked at or bombarded with info

Rating 4 Top