Tuesday 30th May to Tuesday 6th June 2023
Untouched and utterly remote, boasting awe-inspiring scenery, wildlife and history, the Hebrides are an island paradise off our own shores, still unfamiliar to all but the very few. Reach the unreachable, share Scotland’s best-kept secrets in the impeccable style of Hebridean Princess, cruising the jewels of the region she knows best.
Tuesday 30th May
When all guests were safely on board, we set sail for our overnight tonight in Bloody Bay off the Isle of Mull.
Wednesday 31st May
Our first port of call was the Isle of Coll for morning walks on the island.
During lunch we sailed to the Isle of Tiree, where a coach was available to take guests to visit Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum which records the fascinating account of the hazardous Skerryvore reef and the design and construction of the lighthouse by Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson.
We anchored overnight in Loch Scresort, Rum.
Thursday 1st June
This morning we visited the Isle of Rum where guests were tendered ashore and explored the island on foot.
Over lunch we sailed to Loch Nevis for an afternoon visit to the remote village of Inverie.
We sailed north in the late afternoon and berthed overnight in Kyle of Lochalsh.
Friday 2nd June
This morning we steamed into scenic Loch Scavaig, Isle of Skye, for walks at Loch Coruisk in the shadow of the dramatic Black Cuillin ridge.
Guests spent a relaxing afternoon on board cruising the Sea of Hebrides on passage to our overnight anchorage in Castlebay, Barra.
Saturday 3rd June
This morning a small coach was available to take the guests on an island tour of Barra which included the unique airport at Traigh Mhor. Alternatively, guests could enjoy free time to explore independently on foot.
The highlight of the day was a stunning beach landing on Sandray, one of the Bishop’s Isles at the southern tip of the Outer Hebrides.
Returning across the Sea of the Hebrides in the early evening, we anchored overnight in Ulva South.
Sunday 4th June
Guests went ashore on the Isle of Mull after breakfast to discover the hidden gem of Lip na Cloiche Garden.
In the afternoon we visited the sacred Isle of Iona where guests enjoyed the tranquility of the restored Benedictine abbey or went for walks on the island.
We berthed alongside at the Isle of Colonsay overnight.
Monday 5th June
Our final port of call was Colonsay House Gardens, the exotic woodland gardens which have been in the Strathcona family for over 100 years.
We spent the afternoon cruising on passage to our overnight anchorage in Charlotte Bay.
Tuesday 6th June
We sailed into Oban this morning where guests disembarked after breakfast.