Isle of Skye Yacht CHarter Scotland

Several customers have now tried this exciting option.In conjunction with Inverness Marina we are now able to offer you the option of starting or ending your charter in Inverness. Dates for this are variable and will depend on demand but will usually be based on either collecting the yacht from Skye on a Friday and delivering it to Inverness 13 or 20 days later. Charters from Inverness would begin on a Saturday with the yacht being returned to our base on Skye on a Friday.

The option of having a one way trip around the top of Scotland offers you the opportunity to experience some of the most remote anchorages in the UK on the North West tip of Scotland and then visit Orkney (and with enough time Shetland) without having to rush back to Skye. If time permits, there is also the chance to explore the new marinas on the Moray Firth Coast. The options for this cruise are endless but a suggested itinerary for a 13 day trip starting from Skye might run something like this:-

Day 1.

Pick up boat at Armadale, Isle of Skye. After boarding and briefing leave Armadale around 17.00 and head to Isle Ornsay

Day 2.

Isle Ornsay – catch tide through Kylerhea – head up to Gairloch.

Day 3.

Gairloch round Rudha Rhea to pontoons at Lochinver

Day 4.

Lochinver to Loch Laxford

Day 5.

Loch Laxford round Cape Wrath to Loch Erribol

Day 6.

Loch Erribol to Stromness, Orkney

Days 7,8,9

Cruising in Scapa Flow, perhaps with a bus or taxi trip ashore to visit some of the many historical sites in the Orkney islands. If you have more time then you can go on to Shetland or just visit some more of islands in the area.

Day 10.

Longhope, Scapa Flow to Wick Marina – making sure you have the tides exactly right in the Pentland Firth

Day 11.

Wick to Helmsdale

Day 12.

Helmsdale to Inner Moray Firth – perhaps Fortrose

Day 13.

Arrive Inverness Marina on the tide and tidy up yacht ready for disembarcation by 10.30 the next morning

There are many other options and you will probably enjoy planning your own itinerary but this will give you a taste of what might be available.

How do I go about planning this trip?

  • All boats which are on a Friday changeover - Beneteau Oceanis 423, Hanse 400, Bavaria 36, Jeanneau 36i, Legend 36 – are possibilities for the trip depending on other bookings.
  • Although this is an idyllic holiday it is not for the inexperienced so to qualify for the trip customers should have the minimum experience levels of one Coastal Skipper and one Day Skipper in the party.
  • There will be a £250 surcharge for a one way trip plus the cost of the yacht for the total number of days of your charter. This will include the additional charts and pilot books required for the passage. A look at the price list will give you an idea of the cost.
  • A taxi journey can be arranged for you from Inverness to Skye or vice versa if necessary. This will cost around £140 but if you have plenty of time public transport is available by bus or train.

If you think this sailing trip will fulfil your dream please contact us for more details and a quotation.