Z09-23: Sailing holidays in Scotland & Northern-Ireland
From Oban in Scotland, we will sail south across the ‘Corryvreckan’, famous for strong currents and eddies (the writer George Orwell almost drowned here), but fortunately also with beautiful scenery and many islets.
We will probably spend the night in Crinan, provided we can get through the sea lock, and otherwise we will anchor there. At Crinan’s quiet little port, we can take a lovely walk along the canal and back through the forest.
Depending on the wind, we will also anchor off the island of Jura and the little port of Port Ellen on the island of Islay. We will then cross the ‘North Channel’ between Scotland and Northern Ireland (Ulster). The exact harbour depends on the wind and tide, but we will probably sail to the atmospheric little port of Portrush with nice pubs and, of course, Irish ‘live music’.
We sail on along the beautiful Northern Irish coast ( a backdrop in the series “Game of Thrones” for good reason) to the small Rhatlin island, where we can also enjoy a nice walk to the lighthouse. The Scottish king Robert the Bruce was hiding on Rhatlin island in 1307 when he had to flee Scotland from the English King Edward I “Longshanks”.
Glenarm with a nice forest walk along a stream and Carrickfergus are also on the programme. Carrickfergus has a scenic castle, where Dutch stadholder William III (known in Northern Ireland as king Billy) landed in 1690 to successfully overthrow the English Catholic king by the Glorious Revolution.
The last stretch to Belfast port is short, we dock near the city centre, which is where Titanic was built. We are therefore berthed next to the Titanic museum, nice for the fans. In the afternoon we can then take a ‘black cab’ tour along the many ‘Murals’ (political wall paintings) about the still dormant ‘Troubles’ between the Catholics and Protestant unionists, a very impressive tour to get to know the city. Afterwards we go out for dinner at one of the tastiest pizzerias in the world and then, of course, we walk into Belfast’s vibrant nightlife, where there are always cosy pubs with live music.
The above schedule is subject to weather, wind and tide. The daily sailing distances are between 9 and 31 miles.
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Information about this sailing holiday
|Boordprijs:||€ 1399,-||per persoon||Bordpreisse:||€ 1399,-||pro Person||Board Price:||€ 1399,-||per person|
|Boordkas:||£ 100,-||per persoon, contant||Bordkasse:||£ 100,-||pro Person, bar||Board cash:||£ 100,-||per person, cash|
|Vertrek:||Oban||Transfer informatie||Abfahrt:||Oban||Transfer information||Departure:||Oban||Transfer information|
|Inschepen (18.30 uur):||Dinsdag||29-08-2023||Einschiffen (18.30 uhr):||Dienstag||29-08-2023||Boarding (18.30):||Tuesday||29-08-2023|
|Aankomst:||Belfast||Transfer informatie||Ankunft:||Belfast||Transfer information||Arrival:||Belfast||Transfer information|
|Ontschepen (10.30 uur):||Donderdag||07-09-2023||Ausschiffen (10.30 uur):||Donnerstag||07-09-2023||Disembark (10.30 ):||Thursday||07-09-2023|
|Categorie:||C||Verklaring categorieën||Kategorie:||C||Erklärung Kategorien||Category:||C||Explanation of categories|
Participants of this sailing holiday
sailing holiday Prices
The ‘board price’ of the voyage is the rent for ship and crew, which must be paid up front.
The ‘board cash’ is the amount per person for the food and drink on board (including crew), as well as fuel, water, shore, port fees and taxes, but excluding trips, food and drinks ashore. This amount must be paid upon embarkation in cash to the skipper (in the appropriate currency). What remains after the sailing holiday, will be refunded.
With less than 3 participants, the ‘board cash’ is usually not sufficient. In that case, there will be a surcharge of up to € 50 per person.
Sailing holidays discount
If you book a second sailing holiday with us within a year, you’ll get 5% off the ‘board price’.
If you book a sailing holiday as a group (more than 3 passengers), you will receive 5% discount per person on the ‘board price’.
If you are under 29 years old, you will get 10% discount on the ‘board price’.
Discounts can not be combined with each other.
Sailing holiday with your own private cabin
If you would like a private cabin (room), you can reserve this for 1.6 times the ‘board price’.
Sailing holiday categories
Offshore crossings, includes also sailing throughout the nights. Passengers will also be grouped in the watch system.
Offshore sailing holidays, there will be no sailing throughout the nights, but occasionally a late arrival at the harbour (or an early departure), depending on the weather.
Relaxed sailing holidays with shorter sailing distances, including more time for sightseeing and sometimes a nice land excursion.
Sailing holiday specials, from ‘Sailing holidays with Yoga’ up to expedition sailing. Not every season available.
Sailing holiday’s with extra sailtraining.
Sailing holidays with also small children on board.