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From our base at Craobh Haven it is possible to access a huge region of superb cruising depending upon time and weather. The presence of so many islands in this area means that it is usually possible to find somewhere to go in most weather conditions. To the south lies Loch Craignish with Ardfern Marina at its head and Crinan, where the canal gives access to the Firth of Clyde and its associated lochs. Beyond Crinan, the Sound of Jura leads to the islands of Ghiga, Islay and Jura itself.
After passing through the Sound of Luing or Cuan Sound, heading westward will take you past the islands of Scarba and the Garvellachs along the south coast of Mull to the Sound of Iona with its famous abbey and beyond to Staffa and Fingal’s Cave. Alternatively, you may wish to head southward down the remote west coast of Jura with its raised beaches, or out to the island of Colonsay.
Northward will take you past Seil Island to the busy port of Oban with its marina on Kererra Island. From here you may continue north along Loch Linne which eventually leads to Glencoe and Fort William. However, most people choose to follow the Sound of Mull past Lochaline to the historic town of Tobermory or the quiet waters of Loch Sunart.
Beyond Tobermory, the majestic West Coast continues. For those planning a circumnavigation of Mull, the next destination is possibly the twin isles of Coll and Tiree, Heading north, one rounds Ardnamurchan, the most westerly point on mainland Britain. From here the choice is yours. The islands of Rhum, Eigg, Muck, and Canna are just to the north. To the northeast one heads towards the remote areas of Knoydart and the Sound of Sleat giving access to Skye. On the horizon to the northwest beckon the Outer Hebrides, distant, but by no means out of reach.
The rugged beauty of Scotland is of World renown. A yacht charter in Scotland is one of the best ways of exploring the country. The West Coast is sparsely inhabited and many places are only accessible by sea. For this reason, a bareboat yacht charter is an increasingly popular way of visiting the area. The scenery is spectacular and the wildlife unusual and diverse. There are lots of harbours and anchorages. We would challenge anyone who charters Scotland not to be impressed.
One of the great things about Scottish charters is the unrivalled opportunity for peace and solitude. As anyone who has experienced the delights of a Yacht charter West Coast Scotland will testify, there are none of the crowds that are the norm in other popular areas of yacht charter UK. A cruise with Scottish Yacht Charter allows you the freedom to enjoy deserted anchorages should you wish to. The numerous islands to be found in this area mean that there is usually somewhere offering shelter whatever the direction of the wind. However one of the great things about Scottish charters is that, if you wish, there are plenty of charming coastal towns and villages offering opportunities for reprovisioning, visiting local attractions or just a welcoming pub.
We are ideally placed to offer the perfect location for your yacht charter west coast. Our small fleet of yachts is perfect for Scottish charters, being relatively new and fully equipped. Colour plotters, electric anchor windlasses and single line reefing will all enhance the experience of your Scottish Yacht Charter. As anyone familiar with this area will testify, the diesel heating found on all our boats can be very useful on occasions. For your visit ashore, our yachts are equipped with inflatable tenders and outboard motors at no extra charge. All of these features will help to make your sailing charter Scotland a memorable one.
A widely held misconception is that it always rains in Scotland. Aficionados of cruising the West Coast of Scotland will testify to the long periods of settled weather it is often possible to encounter. Of all the yacht charter UK areas Scottish charters are the ones blessed with the longest daylight hours. In midsummer a lucky sailor who charters Scotland will find that even at midnight it is often not entirely dark. Certainly the weather will usually allow barefoot yacht charters, if that is your fancy. As a result of the effects of the Gulf Stream, temperatures are a good deal higher than is generally appreciated.
One of the considerations when selecting Scottish charters is the ease of access to our home ports. Craobh Haven and Largs marinas are easily accessible by road, train or even air. Our summer base at Craobh Haven is about 2 hours drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh and is approximately 20 miles from Oban, which is the nearest rail link. Largs Marina, our winter base is about 20 miles from Glasgow which in addition to road and rail links has its own airport. Your yachting charters Scotland will start and end with the minimum inconvenience as a result of the locations we have chosen. Anyone who is a client of ours and who charters Scotland regularly will appreciate the ease of access our sites offer for your sailing charter Scotland.
We hope that we have tempted you to sample the delights of yacht charters Scotland. Our aim is to ensure that anyone experiencing charters Scotland does so in an enjoyable and hassle free manner. Whether your holiday aim is to discover quiet unspoiled anchorage's, or to undertake longer more challenging cruises, we hope that your experience will make you agree with us that a Charters Scotland cruise is not one to be missed.