Complete Selkie Explorers 2022 Trip Schedule...

Photo credit: Ben Cormack

2022 has so much to intrigue the discerning sailor…

Choose from a range of beautiful, mindful sails exploring the Hebridean Small Isles to journeying along Norway’s coast north towards the Arctic circle. 

Selkie sets her sails for 2022 with thoughtful and immersive voyages, enabling us to savour the sights, sounds and tastes of the islands in spring. If you’re looking to enhance your sailing knowledge and combine wellbeing and confidence, then our first voyage of the season is for you. As a yoga practitioner and trainee teacher, our skipper has developed practices aboard Selkie, atop paddle boards, and on land in remote and beautiful locations. And our onboard chef will create delicious healthy meals themed around foraged and locally sourced ingredients.

Selkie’s Geology Sail with Angus Miller will journey you through time as well as space. As with all our island sails, we let the wind, waves and wildlife decide our itinerary. Tread in dinosaur footprints, unearth the volcanic story or the Hebrides and reconstruct the ancient landscapes of the oldest rocks on earth. Our trips usually depart from Mallaig and finish either back at Mallaig or on Eigg, where they’re timed to coincide with the Calmac ferry back to Mallaig.

The spring break for schools south of the border is a popular time for families or teachers to join Selkie for the first glimpses of summer and the chance to experience nesting puffins, aqua adventures and exploring by sail – for some, for the first time. Long, long days and the promise of blue, blue sea and skies, green and craggy mountains fringed by white coral sands.  These are adventures to build memories and dreams on, away from the classroom and office, a chance to reconnect with nature, family and friends.

Moving into long summery days of June, Selkie has combined with Wild Photography Holidays for a voyage specially geared to the photographer. What an opportunity to learn and develop your skills and interest amongst the spectucular scenery and wildlife of the Hebridean Islands!

No summer is complete without a solstice adventure to the Outer Hebrides and the chance of finding the conditions ripe to sail to St Kilda, the UNESCO jewel 40 miles west of Harris. Other islands pepper the wild atlantic side of the outer isles and deep, intricate channels and bays beckon shelter and hillwalking to the east. Perhaps a voyage to the Shiants to gawk at more birds and wildlife or a starlit sail returning from Mingulay to Eigg. There’s so much to see, little wonder it calls for a 10-day voyage.

In July, we are again offering a more meditative journey around the Hebridean Small Isles. Find beaches and breeze-carressed mountain tops to practice our well being and spiritual connection to the sea and land.

Summer holidays loom in late July, and family vacations are on the agenda. Regardless of age – children, adults, young and old – everyone will find adventure and connection, fun and joy in the pleasures of sailing, swimming, exploring beaches and deserted islands, foraging, fishing and bonfires. These voyages for families and adult groups take us through to the end of August when the dial gets turned up and Selkie starts to get itchy fins and we go into expedition mode.

Selkie is setting her cap towards the arctic circle… with a plan to offer Spring Snow adventures in 2023.  But first she heads from Eigg to Stornaway, gradually flexing her muscles, she sails for Orkney and then Shetland from where she is ready to jump off for Norway. Join Selkie for one, two or all of these legs of the journey.

For those with a real yen for adventure, Selkie is sailing up the coast of Norway during the whole month of October. As the nights draw in and the chill settles, out come the big duvet jackets and fleece mits, on goes the reflex stove and Selkie heads north for her winter berth around Tromsø.

How to book…

You can book voyages either as an individual or a group. Contact us for advice about what will you suit you best. Selkie accommodates up to seven guests. There are two double bunks and three singles. Click on the link to see the layout.

Small Isles Sail: May 1 to May 7, 2022

Voyage Type Departs Ends  Price
Island Explorer Mallaig, 15:35 Eigg, 12:00 † POA

† Coincides with 12:00 Calmac ferry to Mallaig


Small Isles: May 14 to  May 21, 2022

Voyage Type Departs Ends Price Per Person *
Island Geosail Mallaig, 18:00 Eigg, 12:00 † POA

† Coincides with 12:00 Calmac ferry to Mallaig


Spring Break Sail: May 28 to June 3, 2022

Voyage Type Departs Ends Price Per Person *
Family Island Explorer Mallaig, 17:00 Eigg, 11:00 † POA

† Coincides with 11:00 Calmac ferry to Mallaig.

Photosail: June 4 to June 10, 2022

Voyage Type Departs Ends Price Per Person *
Wild Photography Holidays Mallaig, 18:00 Eigg, 11:00 † POA

† Coincides with 11:00 Calmac ferry to Mallaig


Outer Hebrides: June 19 to July 3, 2022

Voyage Type Departs Ends Price Per Person *
Private Charter POA

† Coincides with 13:20 Calmac ferry to Mallaig


Wellbeing Sail: July 7 to July 12, 2022

Voyage Type Departs Ends Price Per Person *
Island Explorer Mallaig, 12:00 Eigg, 12:00 † POA

† Coincides with 12:00 Calmac ferry to Mallaig


Small Island Sail: July 17 to July 23, 2022

Voyage Type Departs Ends Price Per Person *
Island Explorer Mallaig, 12:00 Eigg, 12:00 † POA

† Coincides with 12:00 Calmac ferry to Mallaig


Small Island: July 31 to August 6, 2022

Voyage Type Departs Ends Price Per Person *
Island Explorer Mallaig, 12:00 Eigg, 12:00 † POA

† Coincides with 12:00 Calmac ferry to Mallaig


Holiday sail: August 14 to August 20, 2022

Voyage Type Departs Ends Price Per Person *
Island Explorer Mallaig, 12:00 Eigg, 12:00 † POA

† Coincides with 12:00 Calmac ferry to Mallaig


Stow away to Stornaway: August 28 to September 3, 2022

Voyage Type Departs Ends Price Per Person *
Island Explorer Mallaig 15:35  Stornway 11:00 † POA

† Stornaway offers ferries and air connections back to mainland Scotland


Voyage Orkney Ahoy: September 5 to September 10, 2022

Voyage Type Departs Ends Price Per Person *
Stornaway to Orkney Stornaway, 15:35 † Orkney, 12:00 †† POA

† Links with ferries and air travel

†† Links with ferries and air travel


Shores of Shetland: September 11 to September 17, 2022

Voyage Type Departs Ends Price Per Person *
Orkney to Shetland Orkney, 17:00 Lerwick, 11:00 † POA

† Links for ferries and air available from Shetland


Norway: October 2 to October 15, 2022

Voyage Type Departs Ends Price Per Person *
Norway Coastal voyage Norway, 11:00 Norway, 11:00 † POA

† International travel links with norway


St Kilda and Hebrides Explorer Holidays

Selkie Island Explorer Holidays

St Kilda, Inner Hebrides and Small Isles Geosails

Selkie Explorers Hebridean Photosail

Selkie Private Charters and Family Holidays

Complete Schedule of Selkie’s Voyages in 2022