Day Trips and Overnight Taster Sails

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Sailing is such an amazing and powerful experience and this is your chance to discover the joys of handling a world class sailing yacht and navigating amongst Scotland’s beautiful west coast islands and lochs. We will show you how to hoist the mainsail, unfurl the jibs and harness the wind to move the boat. Have a go at the helm, steering the course. Selkie’s twin rudders mean that everyone, even kids, will enjoy a stint at the wheel. Depending on the voyage, we will drop anchor and go ashore to explore a remote bay. You can see how you do with the oars rowing the dinghy, or have a go with handling the outboard. There is fishing tackle onboard for the hopeful angler, a deck BBQ – and it’s not unusual to make a beach fire to cook your catch and toast marshmallows.

Selkie sails from Arisaig, Eigg, Mallaig and Lochaline during most of April and May. You can join us for a few hours or come aboard for a night and experience anchoring in a remote and sheltered bay, share a delicious meal with Selkie’s crew and hear tales of life on the ocean and the islands. A unique and edifying adventure that will leave you with golden memories. Our voyages are suitable for all ages who are keen to give it a go.  For those who want to spend more time onboard, then try our island explorer holidays.

If you are holidaying on the west coast of Scotland, in Lochaber, on the Road to the Isles and Ardnamurcan then a trip with Selkie is an immersion in the beauty and grandeur of the Hebridean and Small Isles scenery, a way to be in nature surrounded by the incredible Scottish wildlife. Watch out for the sea birds and mammals that live in, on and by the water.

For those on our overnight taster sails the food on Selkie is an important part of our voyage and we use local produce as much as possible both from the skipper’s croft and other local Eigg crofts and businesses. 

Click here to view Selkie’s 2020 Day Trips and Overnight Taster Sails schedule. 

The Trips

Arisaig Day Trips

Sailing day learning to hoist the sails and steer to all points of the wind, tie some knots sailing in the sheltered by of Arisaig. Navigate the channel out into the open waters surrounded by the Small Isles, Skye and Ardnamurcan. Anchor and try driving the dinghy. 

Eigg to Canna Day Trips and Overnight Sails

A dramatic sail past Rum to anchor at Canna for the night with a return to Eigg under sail in the afternoon of the following day. Or you can join us for one way trips, either from Eigg to Canna or Canna back to Eigg.

Eigg to Muck Day Trips

Depart Eigg for Muck. We will be hoping to circumnavigate Muck, see Horse Island and the Puffins up close. If we can we will drop folk off on one side of the island so they can walk to meet Selkie in Port Mor.

Eigg to Rum Day Trips

The sail to Rum takes a few hours. If conditions allow, we can drop people at Dibidil to enjoy the challenging, self-guided walk to Kinloch. We depart from Kinloch at 16:00 to return to Eigg.

Eigg to Tobermory and Lochaline Overnight Sails and Day Trips

Hop aboard Selkie to travel to Tobermory and stay onboard Selkie at Lochaline for the night. (We recommend the White House Restaurant for dinner.) Guests on this trip also have the option to stay with us for sailing days learning to hoist the sails and steer to all points of the wind, tie some knots, sailing in the sheltered bay of Lochaline. Navigate the channel out into the Sound of Mull. Anchor and try driving the dinghy.

Lochaline to Tobermory and Eigg Day Trips

You can hop aboard Selkie for a one-way voyage to Tobermory or Eigg, rounding the Point of Ardnamurcan.

Mallaig Day Trips

Sailing days learning to hoist the sails and steer to all points of the wind, tie some knots sailing in the sheltered bay of Arisaig. Navigate the channel out into the open waters surrounded by the Small Isles, Skye and Ardnamurcan. Anchor and try driving the dinghy.

Mallaig Overnight Sails

Depart Mallaig and set sail for a remote anchorage. Enjoy a meal aboard and a night sleeping at anchor. Wake up and maybe dive into the waters and sail back to Mallaig.

Mallaig to Eigg Overnight Sails

Hoist the sail to spend a night on Eigg. Try the hostel. 

Click here to view Selkie’s 2020 Day Trips and Overnight Taster Sails schedule. 

Check out the photographs

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Outer Isles and St Kilda Explorer Holidays

Selkie Island Explorer Holidays

Sea of the Hebrides Geosail Holiday

Wellness and Yoga Sailing Holidays

Selkie Private Charters and Family Holidays

Complete Schedule of Selkie’s Voyages in 2020