West Coast Explorer

VoyageStart PortEnd Port
West Coast ExplorerHolyhead, WalesOban, Scotland
DurationTotal PriceDeposit
8 Days£850 pp£150 pp

Sunsets in secluded bays.

Majestic wildlife.

This West Coast journey takes in some unforgettable sights.
In between fantastic days of sailing there is a chance for a day on the Isle of Man and a full day in Campbeltown Scotland, home to several whisky distilleries. Sailing past the iconic Mull of Kintyre, hopefully we will get to the Isle of Gigha in time for a lovely sunset at anchor before heading off the next morning for our final destination, Oban.
All itineraries are subject to change.

Available Dates 2022:

4 June5 June – 10 June11 June

Only £150 to reserve your space. Full balance due two weeks after booking.

Such a wonderful experience with an extremely competent crew who were a delight to be with. I will treasure the memories forever.

– 2021 Overnight Passenger
Life onboard

You are encouraged to get involved in all aspects of the voyage that you are comfortable with, from hauling sails, taking the helm, and even helping in the galley from time to time. Coming together as a team is what makes our overnight trips so memorable. All training is provided and there are tasks to suit all levels of ability.

Vessel Information

Name: Williams II

Built: 1914

Type: Gaff Rigged Ketch

Gross tonnage: 80 Tonnes

Waterline length: 24m

Draught: 2.7m

Beam: 6.3m

Passenger Berths: 8

What to Bring
  • Sturdy Waterproof shoes or hiking boots
  • Waterproof/Windproof jacket and trousers (there will be some available to borrow if you do not own any)
  • Several warm layers
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves (gardening gloves are good for hauling rope!)
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • A backpack or soft holdall for your stuff (there is no space for hard luggage)
  • Extra shoes (in case your first pair get wet)
  • Extra socks are always great to have!
  • Earplugs
  • Any medication you might need
  • A small towel and toiletries
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Motion Sickness pills (ginger chews are great in addition)

Travel to Holyhead and from Oban is the responsibility of the passengers to arrange.