Saint Kilda (St Kilda) adventure sailing

St kilda sailing adventure

Saint Kilda also known as St Kilda is an isolated volcanic archipelago situated 40 miles west-northwest of North Uist in the North Atlantic Ocean. It can be visited by sailing yacht but it is not an easy place to sail to and is a real adventure. It contains the westernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides whose sea cliffs are the highest in the United Kingdom.

The islands are home to many endangered species of birds, especially puffins and gannets. Uninhabited since 1930 it bears the evidence of more than 2,000 years of human occupation in the extreme conditions prevalent in the Hebrides.

A trip to saint Kilda is on many peoples bucket list, but it isn’t always easy to get there. This cruise will involve some longer sails, night sailing and running a watch system with the ultimate goal being to step ashore at this magical place.

This 10 day trip gives plenty of opportunity to pick the right weather window to make the crossing to St Kilda giving lots of time to enjoy the sites and offering a better chance of stepping ashore.

Assumed knowledge and sailing experience: Offshore experience and watch keeping experience necessary.

Course content: Longer passages, watch keeping, route planning and weather routing.

Minimum age: 18

Course starts: Monday 09:00 @ Dunstaffnage marina, Scotland

If unsure if you are suitable for this course please email.

When comparing costs with other providers it is worth remembering that all costs are included in our courses including fuel, gas, consumables, food, certification and berthing.

Optional extras include food and drink ashore, purchasing a logbook if required and waterprooof hire.

When booking with other providers where berthing fees are not included, this is charged to the customer during the course adding a significant extra cost.

20% deposit is required to secure a place on the course with the balance due 6 weeks before the course begins.