Join 68ft Pilot Cutter Pellew as she explores the Western Isles of Scotland under sail. She is offering a selection of 6 and 9 night island hopping holidays. No previous sailing experience is required and fully hands on sailing guaranteed.
A perfect choice for those seeking the beautiful solitude of this remote part of Scotland with great sailing to be had. Be spellbound by the beauty of this stunning part of the UK!
From her home port of Falmouth in Cornwall join her as she sails north to the beautiful and remote fishing village of Mallaig on the recommendation of our friends on 54ft Gaff Cutter Eda Frandsen. Mallaig, despite it’s remote location set on the main land opposite the southern end of Skye, is easy to access on a direct line from central Glasgow. The West Highland railway line is reputed to be one of the most beauitful train rides in the world.
Mallaig offers a great starting point from which to access the very best of what the Western Isles of Scotland has to offer. While we can never control the weather you are perfectly situated to head West, North or South to enjoy some fantastic sailing and exploration ashore.
Sail to the Outer Hebrides
Head west towards the small isles; Rhum, Canna, Eigg and Muck. A great stopping off point for the first night. While relatively close together each of these islands has a unique identity and great anchorages from which you can enjoy the scenery and make your way ashore. From there start off early towards the Outer Hebrides across the Minch. A good long day sail of atleasy 30 miles. Pellew is well suited to covering miles easily and comfortably.
Depending on where the wind blows you each island has a spell binding story to tell. One of people and communities that had to survive within the beautiful but harsh isolation of these islands. The wildlife is spectacular to see with birds and sea life popping up at various point along the way. From Pabbay in the south to the Isles of Lewis in the north there is more than you could ever think to explore in a 6 night voyage and will always leave you wanting more.
Spend each evening in a new anchorage and enjoy the company of your fellow crew mates as you relax at anchor after a rewarding day on the water and exploring.
Sail to St Kilda in Summer 2021
Positioned 30 mile further out into the Atlantic Ocean this remote and exposed island is on many people’s bucket list. It’s history is fascinating and wildlife is spell bounding.
During one of Pellew’s nine day voyages if the weather allows and the crew our keen we will head westward towards the islands. It is an haven for bird life.
Venture North Around the Isle of Skye
Depending on the forecast another great option there is to head north around the Isle of Skye, with whisky distilleries and plenty of differnet anchorages there is still lots to explore in the relative protection of the islands.
The weather in Scotland is renowned for being changeable and you can experience all the season in a day. Flexibility is key to any voyage plan and things can constantly evolve.
Celtic Coastline Exploration
If you are hoping to cover some miles and be part of sailing the boat for long periods of time then why not join us from Cornwall to Scotland or back again. Explore the celtic nations coastline as you head North from Cornwall towards Scottish water and then on the way back South again. 9 nights onboard give you the perfect opportunity to cover the 400 plus miles that are needed but still offers a chance to stop off and explore whereever you can.
A great opportunity if you want to sail over night as part of a watch system alongside the permanent crew. Enjoy the rythmn of long distance sailing with time to relax, sleep, eat and sail. You dont need to have any prior sailing experience just be up for the adventure and be keen to be involved.
Opportunities to stop in the Isles of Scilly, Ireland’s east coast ports, Welsh coast and Isles of Man before heading up around the Mull of Kytire into the beautiful Scottish water, rich with seabirds and sea life. Head north up the Sound of Mull or North through the sound of Islay. Be enveloped by the magnitude of the Scottish landscape and the geography as you sail around the islands