Tuesday 4th to Tuesday 11th September
Embark on a voyage into the unknown. Join us on our Autumn Surprise where only the Captain knows our course. He will take you to some of his favourite destinations and reveal the itinerary on a daily basis.
Tuesday 4th October
Guests embarked in Oban with a sense of anticipation as we set sail for our overnight anchorage in Tobermory Harbour.
Wednesday 5th October
This morning we cruised past the Small Isles, along the Sound of Sleat, Kyle Rhea and under the Skye Bridge, on passage towards Plockton, where guests went ashore after lunch for afternoon walks ashore.
We anchored overnight in Upper Loch Torridon.
Thursday 6th October
This morning was spent exploring Shieldaig, nestling below the mighty Torridon beinns for walks and strolls ashore.
We cruised during the afternoon and berthed alongside in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, where we remained overnight.
Friday 7th October
After breakfast guests disembarked in Stornoway to visit the most northerly point in the Hebrides, the Butt of Lewis. The red-brick Butt of Lewis Lighthouse was built by brothers David and Thomas Stevenson in 1862 and remains an important beacon for shipping.
Our afternoon tour of Lewis included the ancient Callanish Standing Stones and Gerannan Black Houses to discover the heritage of crofting life.
We anchored overnight in East Loch Tarbert off the Isle of Harris.
Saturday 8th October
Going ashore at Tarbert, guests enjoyed an island tour including Rodel Church, probably the finest late medieval church in the West of Scotland, and Horgabost beach.
We spent the afternoon cruising the Shiant Isles, Caol Rona and the Inner Sound on passage towards our overnight anchorage in Broadford Bay off Skye.
Sunday 9th October
We remained at anchor this morning and sailed to Kyle of Lochalsh in the afternoon where guests visited the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, stategically situated on its own island where three lochs meet.
We remained alongside overnight in Kyle and a local band entertained our guests after dinner this evening in the Tiree Lounge.
Monday 10th October
After a morning spent cruising Kyle Rhea, the Sound of Sleat and round the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, our final port of call was Loch Sunart for walks ashore at Salen and a visit to the Yarns and Buttons studio.
We anchored overnight in Oban Bay.
Tuesday 11th October
We hope that our guests have enjoyed this mystery cruise and that we can welcome them back on board soon.