The Orkney Islands
These Cruises from Tobermory will suit those wanting to build miles and experience for Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster preparation or who simply have a sense of adventure.
Once on board we will decide the combination of long day passages or night sailing to allow us to best cover the distance. The passage north to Orkney can be along the mainland coast with views of the magnificent mountains and lochs north of Skye and visits to the Summer Isles and Inverewe Gardens.
Our first port-of-call might be Stromness and from there we can explore Scapa Flow with its strong tides and naval history. The Orkney base will be the capital Kirkwall which has flight and ferry links to the mainland including Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The Orkney Islands have many places of interest including the Neolithic village of Skarabrae and reward a few days spent touring on land if you have time before or after your sailing holiday.
The return passage may be via the west coast of the Outer Hebrides depending on weather.
This short video was shot on a cruise from Orkney to Tobermory via the west coast.
Orkney has also been our preferred port of exit when heading to Faroe or Norway.
More information at www.orkneyheritage.com.