New Horizon Sailing

Stormdancer Cruises Programme & Availability

You will receive a warm welcome as individuals, couples or groups.
Cruises are all different, reflecting your wishes and the practicality of wind and tide.
Charter the Whole Boat to have complete freedom to choose the itinerary and pace of holiday to suit you.

2019 Programme »

2020 Programme »

In 2019 we will be enjoying some favourite locations. The season will start with some trips from Troon on the Firth of Clyde. From there we will sail south to the Isle of Man and then north to Oban and Tobermory for several weeks cruising the Inner and Outer Hebrides. We will then move to Stornoway via St Kilda and then up to Orkney and Shetland. Our return to Tobermory in August will be via the Caledonian Canal (always great fun). Our return to the Firth of Clyde will be mid-September.

The programme includes weeks for RYA Training, with places available for RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper courses. RYA Start Yachting courses, particularly useful and fun for complete beginners, can be taken during any Cruise whether designated for training or not.

Some trips offer opportunities for RYA Yachtmaster® Offshore Qualifying passages.

Preparation for RYA Yachtmaster® Offshore and RYA Yachtmaster® Coastal exams can be arranged.

The 2019 programme  and 2020 programme are shown below and bookings and enquiries are very welcome.

Points to Note

  • Where cruises have 4 spaces there are no bookings i.e. the whole boat can be chartered.
  • Cruises normally start at 14.00 on the first day and finish at 11.00 on the last.
  • ** = UK bank holiday this week.
  • Cruise Numbers showing a suffix “S” will be skippered by Steve Scott – see “Skipper” page.
  • Your cruise price includes all meals prepared on board and wine with the three course evening meals
  • Meals on board have been widely praised by previous guests and feature freshly prepared and locally sourced ingredients. The most frequent complaint is of needing to ease the belt a notch after a week on board.
  • One of the evening meals will be a simple 'cupboard meal' on the assumption that guests may prefer to dine ashore on one evening during the week.
  • Prices are all inclusive i.e. bedding (sheets, duvets and pillows), towels, waterproofs (good quality “breathable”), safety equipment, fuel, berthing and, when applicable, RYA certificates and use of teaching books, plotters etc.
  • Normally a maximum of four guests.
  • The Whole Boat price is the price shown multiplied by 4.

Discounts are available as follows:

 
Previous Guests
5%
 
Payment made (and all admin complete) by the end of March or 4 months before the cruise whichever is earlier
5%
 
Booking for two or more weeks
5%

Payment is made into a Client Account (i.e. released only on completion of the holiday).

 


"I had a great time and enjoyed this trip immensely. Beautiful landscape and seascape, good company, excellent accommodation and good host.”
Marijke, Experienced, Holland

“If you want to sail the Western Isles, this is who to book with. Thanks Richard, I’ll be back.
Chris, Experienced, Edinburgh

“The flexibility to plan the itinerary around our daily trips was brilliant.”
Sascha, Beginner, Germany

“From hearty breakfast to the single malt at night, in great company with wind, sunshine and blue water. Perfect.”
Tamas, Advanced, Hungary

“We sailed at every opportunity. Brilliant.”
Fred, Beginner, England

“Adventure in a safe pair of hands on a well-equipped, lovely boat.”
Sarah, Experienced, Exeter

"Thank you also for looking after us so well as always."
Jane, Frequent Guest, Edinburgh

Programme 2019
Cruise No Dates Nights Type Start/Finish Price per person Places available
1R April 13-18 5 RYA Training Troon £550 0
2R April 19-24** 5 RYA Training Troon £550 0
3R April 26-29 3 Firth of Clyde Taster Troon £400 0
4R May 01-09** 8 Isle of Man & Hebrides Explorer Troon/ Tobermory £1180 0
5R May 11-17 6 RYA Training Tobermory £930 0
6R May 18-24 6 Outer Hebrides Explorer Tobermory £930 0
7R May 25-31** 6 Outer Hebrides Explorer Tobermory £930 0
8R June 02-09 7 Outer Hebrides & St Kilda Explorer Tobermory/ Stornoway £1080 0
9R June 11-18 7 North Coast & Orkney Explorer Stornoway/ Kirkwall £1080 0
10R June 19-21 2 Orkney Taster Kirkwall £310 0
11R June 22-29 7 Orkney & Shetland Explorer Kirkwall/ Lerwick £1080 0
12R July 02-10 8 Round Shetland Explorer Lerwick £1240 0
13R July 13-20 7 Fair Isle & Orkney Explorer Lerwick/ Kirkwall £1080 0
14R July 23-29 6 Orkney Isles Rambler Kirkwall £930 0
15R Aug 01-09** 7 Orkney & Great Glen Explorer Kirkwall/ Tobermory £1080 0
16R August 10-27** 16 West Coast & Outer Hebrides Tobermory £2400 0
17R Aug 31- Sept 06 6 Western Isles Tobermory £880 0
19R Sept 07-14 7 Hebrides Explorer Tobermory/ Troon £910 0
20S Sept 16-21 5 RYA Training Troon £550 0
21S Sept 22-27 5 RYA Training Troon £550 1

** = UK Public Holiday

Programme 2020
Cruise No Dates Nights Type Start/Finish Price per person Places available
1 April 18-24 6 RYA Training Coastal Skipper/ Comp Crew Troon £690 1
2 Apr 25-May 01 6 RYA Training Day Skipper/ Comp Crew Troon £690 3
3 May 02- 08* 6 Inner Hebrides Explorer Troon/Oban £960 1
4 May 09 - 15 6 Inner Hebrides Explorer Oban/Tobermory £960 0
5 May 16 - 22 6 Western Isles Tobermory £960 0
6 May 23-30* 7 Outer Hebrides & St Kilda Explorer Tobermory/Stornoway £1120 1
7 June 01-07 6 Outer Hebrides & Orkney Explorer Stornoway/Kirkwall £960 2
8 June 09-15 6 Orkney Explorer Kirkwall £960 3
9 June 16-19 3 Orkney Taster Kirkwall £500 0
10 June 20-26 6 Orkney Explorer Kirkwall £960 0
11 July 02-09 7 Orkney & Shetland Explorer Kirkwall/Lerwick £1120 0
12 July 11-18 7 Round Shetland Explorer Lerwick £1120 0
13 July 21-28 7 Shetland to Orkney Explorer Lerwick/Kirkwall £1120 0
14 August 01-09* 8 Orkney to Tobermory Explorer Kirkwall/Tobermory £1280 0
15 Aug 29- Sept 04* 6 Western Isles Tobermory £900 0
16 Sept 06-12 6 Inner Hebrides Explorer Tobermory/Troon £900 0
17 Sept 15-20 5 RYA Training Day Skipper/ Comp Crew Troon £575 3
18 Sept 21-26 5 RYA Training Coastal Skipper/ Comp Crew Troon £575 4

** = UK Public Holiday