@@ft wooden ketch Maybe makes a great expedition ship to explore the wilds of Scotland. She is sailing further North and West than before and trying out a few new voyage themes. There are only 5 voyages with 12 places each so don't leave it too long to book. These voyages are outside the school holidays so adult voyage crew now is your chance to sail this seaworthy sailing ship and go exploring.
Long Days of a Hebridean Midsummer
All her Hebridean sailing adventures are in May and June when the seabirds are breeding and there is plenty of daylight to spot other wildlife like otters and seals. You also have long days of midsummer to extend your holiday and maximise your time outdoors with nature.
Sailing Retreat - Well-being, eat well, yoga
A week long voyage in the Oban area. No formal course or coaching but time to enjoy each anchorage, perhaps try yoga on the sand or in an orchid rich meadow on Mull. Look out for sea eagles, soak up the sun or embrace wilder weather as it rolls in from the Atlantic or the mountains inland.
Best Highland & Island Scenery - Oban to Mallaig
The beauty of going on an actual journey from Oban to Mallaig (or the return voyage from Mallaig to Oban) is you don't have to retrace your route. There are a myriad of ways to sail between these two mainland ports. Sound of Mull or round the outside edge of Mull past Iona, Staffa, Inch Kenneth and many more remote anchorages.
The point of Ardnamurchan marks the dividing line from SW to NW Scotland and to seaward are the small Isles of Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna. The Island of Eigg is run by the community. Rum has an eccentric castle and Canna has its famous cafe with the only WiFi around for miles and great cakes.
The next navigators choice is to sail South of Skye and into towards Mallaig and the Knoydart Peninsula. Loch Scavaig is on many sailors hit list but the sheer rock walls are quite intimidating.Or if you have been working your way up the Outer Hebridean chain you might have time to sail around the North of Scotland and down through the Kyles of Loch Alsh.
SW Scotland & the Firth of Clyde
A more familar sailing ground for Maybe and Greenock is not far from Glasgow. It might even be on your doorstep.
As you sail out of picturesque Oban harbour, the outline of Duart castle and the mountains of Mull greet you. Dramatic highland and island views dominate the seascape. There may be time to visit Iona and its famous Abbey on the SW corner of Mull before you sail Southwards.
the big islands of Islay and Jura are covered in peat and waterfall and create perfect conditions for whisky distilleries like Lagavullin, Ardbeg and llaphroaig.
We will have the option to anchor in pretty bays on the islands and visits ashore to explore will be possible. With beautiful sunsets and long evenings, sitting on deck in the evening light anchored in a small bay, is something not to be missed.