Cruise Ecosse

Cruise Ecosse

Aislig Bheag is back sailing the waters of the West of Scotland exploring the many lovely islands an

Operating as usual

15/08/2023
15/08/2023

Loads of dolphins with us for over an hour between Mallaig and Loch Hourn.

06/06/2023

Enjoying a wee rest in the hammock at Lunga while the guests are ashore annoying the puffins. 2 months of quiet sailing. Long may it last

Timeline photos 04/05/2023
04/05/2023

Early season sailing. Aislig Bheag beating down the Kilbrannan Sound

04/05/2023

Wonderful sail, exploring the Kyles of Bute and the Kintyre coastline.

03/04/2023

Big splash today, start of the season.

Photos from Cruise Ecosse's post 24/03/2022

Some pictures from a memorable 2021 season. Hopefully 2022 will be a good one too. Berths are filling up fast so don't miss out.

Photos from Cruise Ecosse's post 26/04/2021

The final top coats for Aislig Bheag. A great job by Pete Reilly and Silvers. Now the task is getting the boat ready for the water.

Photos from Cruise Ecosse's post 30/03/2021

Aislig Bheag having a facelift during lockdown. Cosmetic surgery and a bit of Botox. It's a pity nothing can be done for the old skipper.😀. Will it be Battleship Grey? Watch this space and fingers crossed that we will all be up and running this season.

07/09/2018

They played around the boat for nearly an hour

06/09/2018

Dolphins play with Aislig Bheag at Coll

15/06/2018

I have slightly modified my itinerary for July to include the following cruises,

St Kilda Cruise
Sunday 15th July to Saturday 21st July

Depart Oban on Sunday 15th July at 13.30 on the Calmac ferry to Castlebay Barra where you will join the yacht on the same day. On the Monday, if weather permitting depart Castlebay for St Kilda where we will arrive late on the Monday. We will spend a couple of days at St Kilda exploring the island before making our way back to Barra arriving on the Friday. On the Saturday you will catch the early morning ferry back to Oban. If the weather is not favourable we will visit the many islands and anchorages on the east side of the Western Isles while looking for an opportunity to sail out to St Kilda.

This is a fully catered cruise at a discounted price of £599.00

Positioning Cruise Castlebay Barra to Oban Sunday 22nd July to Thursday 26th July.

Depart Oban on Sunday 22nd July at 13.30 on the Calmac ferry to Castlebay Barra where you will join the yacht on the same day. On the Monday we set sail for the Isle of Canna for about 4/5 hours. We will visit other islands before arriving back in Oban on the Thursday.

This is a fully catered cruise cost £440

All the best

John
Cruise Ecosse Ltd
07827908356

28/05/2018

I have an adventurous sailing weekend coming up which involves a one way route to Barra returning to Oban by ferry.

Details as follows:

8 - 11 June

Arrive Oban on Friday evening and catch ferry to Craignure on Mull, last ferry 22:45. I will pick you up at Craignure and transport you to the boat in Tobermory. Set sail Saturday morning for Canna, roughly 4/5 hour sail. Sunday sail from Canna for the island of Barra, again 4/5 hour sail. Catch the 7:55 ferry from Barra arriving back to Oban for 12:40.

This will be a fully catered cruise and will cost £198 plus ferry fares £3.40 Oban to Craignure and £14.75 Barra to Oban.

www.cruise-ecosse.co.uk/
or phone 07827908356

Photos from Cruise Ecosse's post 30/04/2018

Winter work complete and Aislig Bheag up and running for the season

Photos from Cruise Ecosse's post 29/04/2018

First sail of the year a 60th birthday trip for Stewart

17/03/2018

Something special about sailing in Scotland highly recommended, especially with John and his knowledge of great anchorages and destinations on the West Coast.

12/03/2018

Sailing trip to St Kida aboard Aislig Bheag

20/01/2018

A weekend sail around the Isle of Mull 2017. Busy putting a new deck in the cockpit as well as new cushions in the saloon thinking about the coming season while deep in snow.

Photos from Cruise Ecosse's post 12/09/2017

Sailing to Vatersay and Mingulay in August

28/07/2017

Sailing around that well known Caribbean Island the Isle of Mull

04/01/2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all friends of Cruise Ecosse. I hope to see you back sailing on Aislg Bheag in 2017. Have a look at the availabilty page on the website www.cruise-ecosse.co.uk

Home Check out our availability page berths available on all our cruises. 10% discount on any bookings made before the end of January.

20/11/2016

Scotland at it's best in all weathers

19/11/2016
Timeline photos 14/09/2016

Well worth a go if you have not tried sailing before

Stephen at the wheel of the Inner Hebridean cruise, his first time sailing and he was like a duck to water.

"Thank you very much for a good time on Aislig Bheag. We enjoyed all the sailing, even through the worst of the weather. Tricia and I really appreciate the friendly and relaxed but safe way that you run everything on board."
Martin and Tricia

Timeline photos 14/09/2016

Stephen at the wheel of the Inner Hebridean cruise, his first time sailing and he was like a duck to water.

"Thank you very much for a good time on Aislig Bheag. We enjoyed all the sailing, even through the worst of the weather. Tricia and I really appreciate the friendly and relaxed but safe way that you run everything on board."
Martin and Tricia

Timeline photos 14/09/2016

An enjoyable week in great company sailing around the Inner Hebrides visiting Mull, Ulva, Staffa, West Loch Tarbert Jura, Tayvallich and Loch Aline. The last 2 days were spent getting blown back to Tobermory with lively gales.

In preparation for the gales I decided to have a nice afternoon relaxing in the hammock. I selfishly rigged it up and climbed in myself and gently swayed to the light swell reading a book. The rest of the crew looked on enviously.

Suddenly it collapsed and I painfully landed on the deck!! I expected the crew to rush to my aid but when I looked back they seemed to all be suffering from some gastric complaint, bent double, clutching their stomachs and moaning. Strange my stomach was the least of my pains. Anyway I picked myself up and turned expecting to see the catastrophic damage to the hammock. No, the hammock was intact and I suddenly realised the failure was one of my knots when rigging the hammock. OOPS!

14/07/2016

10 Day Cruise to St Kilda - discount offered

I have 3 spaces available on our August cruise to St Kilda on 5 - 15th August. This is a fully catered cruise at a cost of £790 which is a significant saving from the web price.

The islands of St. Kilda are the most spectacular of all Britain’s offshore islands. Hirta, boasts the highest cliffs and the largest colony of fulmars in Britain. The neighbouring island of Boreray and her two rocks of Stac Lee and Stac an Armin are the breeding grounds of the world’s largest colony of gannets. The little archipelago, in fact, is a land of superlatives and as such has always fascinated minds since Victorean times. The greatest fascination is that for two thousand years man live upon St Kilda leading a unique and unchanging way of life remote from the mainland. They eventually came under pressure from outside influences and were persuaded to evacuate in 1930, where they unwittingly threw themselves into the 20th century. St Kilda is now a world heritage site and the National Trust for Scotland have restored some of the dwellings providing a fascinating insight into the life of the St. Kildans.

We will sail from Tobermory to the Outer Hebrides and if the weather is favourable we will push on the following day to St Kilda. If the weather is not right we will cruise the Western Isles waiting for at least a 3 day window to head out to St Kilda.

The first day will be a sail to Village Bay at Hirta where the following day we will go ashore and explore the island. The third day we will cruise around Hirta, Boreray and the Stacs before heading back to the Western Isles (probably the Sound of Harris).

We will probably visit Barra, North Uist, Canna and Skye, but we may also visit many other islands.

Please get back to me as soon as possible to guarantee a berth.

Timeline photos 03/07/2016

Why not join us for a cruise this summer

Aislig Bheag in Loch Scavaig on the seasons first hebridean cruise. Amazing weather and it's still continuing, long may it last.

03/07/2016

Another fantastic voyage to the Outer Hebridies but now back in Tobermory. Why not join us for our next adventure?

Timeline photos 04/06/2016

Another in Loch Scavaig.

Timeline photos 04/06/2016

Aislig Bheag in Loch Scavaig on the seasons first hebridean cruise. Amazing weather and it's still continuing, long may it last.

17/05/2016

With the good weather coming in now is the time to book your summer sailing trip check out our itinerary on our website.

04/05/2016

Snowball Sailing

Well the season got off with a bang with snow blizzards and interesting passages avoiding gales. However Aislig Bheag is now in Tobermory, looking good and the weather is set to improve. Contact me if you want to join a week's cruise in the Hebrides starting 21st May.

12/02/2016

Well the winter weather is hampering the winter refit. A little reminder to myself to make sure I'm indoors next winter. We have had only 3 days of high pressure since the beginning of November with storm after storm crashing across Scotland. Just the time to replace the saloon windows? NOT! Anyway we have had a dry cold week and half of them are out, replaced by marine ply while new ones are made. As ever the job has grown arms and legs. The headlinings around the windows needed replacing. That meant all the roof headlinings had to come out and the grab rails removed. Just hoping the weather holds and I can get the rest of the windows out providing I don't get hypothermia. The joys of maintaining a yacht . That reminds me I'll need to contact the surveyor so that the boat can be re-coded. Aislig Bheag will be coded as an RYA Sail Training Vessel this year. There is still availability on many of our cruises this year. Have a look at http://www.cruise-ecosse.co.uk/availability.html

Skipper John

01/02/2016

Two exciting cruises in June. A 2 week trip to St Kilda and the Outer Hebrides plus a 2 week sail to explore the Faeroes Islands.

24/12/2015

Merry Christmas to everyone, have a great time and hope to see you aboard Aislig Bheag next year. Have a look at our availability and there is a significant discount if booking before 31st January
http://www.cruise-ecosse.co.uk/availability.html

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Videos (show all)

Another bit with the Dolphins at Coll
Coming back as a Dolphin
Sailing to St Kilda aboard Aislig Bheag
Positioning Cruise Oban to Rhu 2016
Positioning Cruise Oban to Rhu 2016

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