Join us for our
Highlands to Islay Whisky Cruise
Spend 7 days cruising the West Coast of Scotland and exploring some of her finest whisky distilleries en route!
Join the Islay Feis on our May 2020 Cruise.
A 7 night cruise starting and finishing in Corpach. Join us as we explore Scotland’s west coast and some of her finest whisky distilleries as we go. En route we will visit a variety of ports & harbours, scenic landmarks and iconic attractions. See the Cruise Options tab for more details.
Food & Drink
We include breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of your cruise. Our cook will use the finest locally sourced produce, fresh from suppliers to deliver mouthwatering dishes.
Dinner will be the main meal of the day and will be served between 6pm and 7pm in sheltered anchorage or in harbour. If we are still on the move we can dine if the water is calm or wait until we reach sheltered waters. The other meals of the day require more flexibility as the boat may be moving depending on our schedule for the day.
An honesty bar with wines, beers and spirits will be available.
Scotland’s waters and coasts are a playground for a wide variety of wildlife from minke whales & porpoises to puffins and sea eagles. Binoculars and cameras are recommended.
At the start of each cruise the captain will meet with the all of the guests to discuss the planned route for your cruise which will take into account tides and weather. We will endeavour to visit some of Scotland’s finest distilleries, castles and attractions from suitable nearby mooring.
Walking & Mountaineering
There will be plenty of opportunity to explore Scotland’s hills and mountains so bring along your walking/hiking equipment.
The nature of our cruises is to provide a “theme” and to make the most of the options available to us based on weather, tides, access and things like local events & festivals. As a guide, this is a sample itinerary of what this cruise could include:
Day 1: Join Nova Spero by early afternoon at her base in the Corpach Basin. If possible, we will take and evening sail up to Glencoe and anchor there for the night
Day 2: We set sail for Oban where we will overnight.
Day 3: Time to explore Oban town and Oban Whisky Distillery before we set sail for Islay and Port Ellen.
Days 4 & 5: We take our time to explore the area and its famous whisky distilleries including Bowmore, Laphroaig & Lagavullin distilleries. Coal Isla distillery in sound of Islay is also a possibility as well as Jura distillery on the Isle of Jura.
Day 6: Explore Crinan before we do an evening sail up Loch Linnhe back to Fort William.
Day 7: Explore the Fort William area including a visit to Ben Nevis Distillery.
Day 8: After breakfast, disembark at your leisure.
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