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07/06/2022

Plan your summer 2022 adventure here

Beach on Bute with view to Arran

Just like the ones you used to know. Where beaches glisten and you just can't wait to go. Well, you don't need to wait much longer. Our spring and summer 2022 timetable is now open and ready for you to start planning your next adventure to Scotland's islands.

The west coast of Scotland is a perfect location for a fun filled summer. Sail west to find unforgettable landscapes, steeped in history and tales of the past, a larder filled with world class food and drink, and a warm and welcoming culture like no other. There is something here for everyone. And when put together - those experiences will make exceptional memories - memories which perhaps make up for the summers of recent times.

Something for everyone

Sail west to uncover unforgettable family experiences for all ages. Scotland's isles offer a magical outdoor playground - the perfect location get out on the bikes or try something new - from fat biking to wind karting or kite surfing on the beaches that go on for miles and miles, and paddleboarding and kayaking the coastline for a completely unique perspective of the landscape. For a slower pace, peel back centuries of history by following in the footsteps of warrior queens and ancient kings - or even uncovering the visible fossilised footprints of dinosaurs. Don't forget, our crew mates under five travel free.

Cyclist on the Hebridean Way

 

Indulge in the best of Scottish produce

This west coast is a fantastic showcase for Scotland's larder. You'll find some of the best produce in the world here. From Oysters grown in the crystal-clear waters, to smoked salmon, mussels, crab or scallops. The food in this part of the world is the perfect reward after a day of exploring the stunning surrounding scenery.

The Boathouse, Isle of Gigha

Broaden your horizon

Picture yourself relaxing as you watch the horizon - on one of the many beautiful west coast beaches. Perhaps you'll head to the Outer Hebrides, where the famous white beaches are framed with dunes and beautiful, colourful machair - it's no surprise that they make it into lists and awards recognising the best in the world.  Maybe this is the year you'll make it to Tiree - the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides (and the sunniest. Yes, you read that right, it's one of the sunniest spots in the UK). Perhaps you'll land on Mull - with 300 miles of coastline to explore, every beach picnic or every sunset will be quite unique.

Vatersay Beach

 

Go off the beaten track

There's plenty of adventure to be had on the west coast - and if you know where to look for it, you could make yours totally unique with a trip off the beaten track. The tiny island of Lismore lies just off the coast of Oban. It's just ten miles long, with 170 inhabitants, but it's packed full of fascinating sights and finds. Stunning views as far as the Great Glen, an Iron Age Broch, medieval graves and a castle built on the site of a Viking fortress.

Further north and a ten-minute ferry ride from Skye is the island of Raasay - and another great location to get off the beaten track. Take a trek out to Hallaig, once the island's largest settlement. Travel through the deserted ruins with views out to Torridon and Applecross.

From the Isle of Mull, take a tour to the uninhabited islands of the Treshnish Isles and Staffa - home to a thriving and remote wildlife community as well as one of the natural wonders of the world Fingal's cave with its towering basalt columns that are known to have inspired Mendelssohn to write his Hebridean Overture. There is nowhere like it.

Castle Coeffin Lismore

We can't wait to welcome you aboard. Make the rest of 2022 a year to remember.

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