Tuesday 9th to Tuesday 16th April 2024

Embark on a voyage into the unknown and join us on our Springtime Surprise where only the Captain knows our course. As spring awakens, discover the hidden treasures, magic and mystery of Scotland’s west coast and the remote and wildly beautiful Hebridean islands. The Captain will take us to some of his favourite destinations, revealing the itinerary on a day to day basis.

Tuesday 9th April

With a sense of anticipation, guests embarked in Oban and we sailed up Loch Linnhe to our overnight anchorage off Ballachullish.

Wednesday 10th April

The first port of call on this Surprise cruise was Fort William for a morning visit to the Glenfinnan Monument and Visitor Centre.

We spent the afternoon cruising Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Mull on passage towards our overnight anchorage in Bloody Bay off the Isle of Mull.

Thursday 11th April

During breakfast we sailed to the island capital of Tobermory, for a morning tour of the Isle of Mull Cheese Farm, the island’s only dairy farm which also produces gin from the waste products of the cheese making process.

After an afternoon at sea cruising around the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, past the Small Isles, through Kyle Rhea and under the Skye Bridge, we arrived at our overnight anchorage off Plockton.

Friday 12th April

Guests wnet ashore at the pretty conservation village of Plockton for morning walks and to visit the Plockton Distillery.

We spent the afternoon cruising to our overnight anchorage in Staffin Bay off the Isle of Skye.

Saturday 13th April

We arrived and berthed alongside in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, this morning for visits to the Callanish Standing Stones and Dun Carloway Broch.

After lunch, guests explored the Gearrannan Black House village or had free time in Stornoway.

We remained alongside in Stornoway overnight.

Sunday 14th April

After spending the early morning cruising on passage towards the Isle of Skye, guests were landed ashore at Portree for a tour of the Trotternish Peninsula.

An afternoon sail south through the Sound of Mull brought us to our overnight anchorage off Salen in Loch Sunart.

Monday 15th April

Our final port of call was Salen for morning for walks ashore.

A relaxing afternoon was spent on board cruising on passage towards our overnight anchorage in Charlotte Bay off Kerrera where the farewell gala dinner was held.

Tuesday 16th April

We sailed into Oban this morning and disembarkation commenced after breakfast. We hope that all our guests have enjoyed the delights of this Springtime Surprise cruise.