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Sea sailing holiday along the East coast of Scotland and the Orkney Islands

10 June 2024 18:30
19 June 2024 10:30
Sailing area
North Sea
Port of departure
Sea sailing holiday along the East coast of Scotland and the Orkney Islands
Port of arrival
Sea sailing holiday along the East coast of Scotland and the Orkney Islands

A sea sailing holiday along Scotland’s east coast with authentic fishing ports and working ports like Wick, but also the atmospheric little Whitehills. The channel, the Moray Firth, is full of marine life and we saw many seals here, special dolphin species, as well as orcas and whales. From the mainland we cross to the Orkney Islands, for this we have to cross the Pentland Firth, notorious for its strong tidal current, which can reach 16 knots at spring tide, so extra special.

We then sail into the shelter of Scapa Flow, where we spend the night on a very small island where we can take another short walk with beautiful views of Hoy Island and Scapa Flow. The next day, we can take a long walk to the famous ‘Old man of Hoy’ with spectacular views of the ocean and the steep cliff. Via the atmospheric port of Stromness, we sail outside to the island of Rousay, a beautiful sail and rustic spot.

The next day we can take a nice walk here to an estate with a beautiful garden and with trees, which are fairly rare here in the north. Or the enthusiast can visit impressive Bronze Age excavations. We will then sail a short distance to Kirkwall, where we will conclude this sailing trip.

Daily distances vary, depending on weather and tide, between 25 and 47 miles. Information on transfer options to the departure and from the arrival port are available from us on request.

Category B/C: Longer sailing days, with no sailing through at night. But also days with shorter distances and plenty of time for sightseeing.


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Frequently asked questions

If you are travelling alone and have not booked a private cabin, you will be accommodated in a shared cabin. Shared cabins are normally occupied separately by gender Only on the Belle Amie and Seatrips yachts there are sometimes mixed cabins.

Yes, this is possible. However, there is only one menu per day on the programme. Therefore, please let us know during your booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

In principle, all our trips are suitable for both experienced and novice sailors. The professional crew on board will teach you everything you need to know. In some cases (e.g. on Atlantic crossings) initial sailing experience may be an advantage/requirement. In this case, this will be clearly indicated in the cruise description.


Tweepersoonshut tot 29 jaar
Adult€ 1.337 p.p.
Tweepersoonshut vanaf 30 jaar
Adult€ 1.485 p.p.
Adult€ 2.228 p.p.
Adult€ 100 p.p. (£ 85)

Included in price

Accommodation on board in double cabins
Personnel costs for skipper and sailor
Bed linen & towels

Not included in price

Board cash (for food & drink on board, fuel, water, shore power, harbour fees, tourist tax)
Food & drinks ashore
Travel to/from the port of departure
Travel/cancellation insurance

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