Tuesday 11th to Tuesday 18th July 2023
Boasting an extraordinarily rich culture and heritage, spectacular wildlife and bird havens, the treasured Outer Hebrides are untainted and sublimely secluded. Escape to their timeless beauty on this exhilarating cruise.
Tuesday 11th July
Guests were piped aboard in Oban and shown to their cabins before we set sail on passage to our overnight anchorage in Bloody Bay off the Isle of Mull.
Wednesday 12th July
Our first port of call was the Small Isle of Eigg for morning walks below the lofty pitchstone ridge of An Sgurr. We were joined at the Isle of Eigg by our sister vessel, Lord of the Highlands.
Back on board for lunch, we spent the afternoon cruising Kyle Rhea and under the Skye Bridge heading northwards towards the Isle of Lewis. We berthed alongside in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, overnight.
Thursday 13th July
Ashore on Lewis, guests spent the morning discovering the island’s ancient history at the Callanish Standing Stones and more recent heritage at the Gearannan Black House Village.
After lunch on board, the Lews Castle Museum played host to our afternoon visit.
We anchored off the Shiant Isles overnight.
Friday 14th July
We sailed into Tarbert, Isle of Harris, during breakfast for an island tour including Northton for a tweed weaving demonstration, the Seallam! visitor and geneaology centre and Horgabost beach where some brave guests went swimming.
The afternoon was spent touring the neighbouring Isle of Scalpay and shopping in Tarbert. When all guests were back on board, we sailed The Minch to the Isle of Raasay where we anchored overnight.
Saturday 15th July
A morning on Raasay gave guests the opportunity for walks ashore, refreshments at Raasay House and a tasting at the Raasay Distillery.
During lunch we sailed to Kyle of Lochalsh for an afternoon visit to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, ahead of a late afternoon cruise to our overnight anchorage in Loch Nevis, close to our other sister vessel, Lord of the Glens which was berthed overnight at Inverie.
Sunday 16th July
After a morning sail past the Small Isles and around Ardnamurchan Point, we arrived at Loch Sunart for afternoon walks at Salen.
We anchored overnight tonight in Tobermory Bay, Mull.
Monday 17th July
Onwards to the tranquility of the holy isle of Iona, where guests visited the restored Benedictine Abbey and enjoyed walks on the island.
Our final port of call was the Isle of Ulva for afternoon walks and a visit Sheila’s Cottage, a restored crofters cottage and heritage museum.
We anchored overnight in Charlotte Bay, Kerrera where the Farewell Gala dinner was held.
Tuesday 18th July
Guests disembarked in Oban after breakfast and we wish them a safe onward journey.