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Saturday 19 August 2023 16: 00 t / m Saturday 26 August 2023 10: 00
Sail with this individual sailing trip on the beautiful Tall Ship Thalassa across the beautiful Scottish waters to the most famous Single Malt distilleries. Discover Scotland and its beautiful islands from the water and take the whiskey trip of a lifetime. This trip is not only for whiskey lovers, it is also very worthwhile for others. When the distilleries are visited, you can also choose to explore the area.
Everyone comes aboard in Oban and after the layout of the cabins and the captain's welcome, the ship sets her sails towards Tobermory.
This is the capital of Mull, is one of the most beautiful harbors in Scotland thanks to its colorful houses and a sheltered bay where legend has it that in 1588 one of the ships of the Spanish Armada sank (with a lot of gold on board).
The town of Tobermory was built in 1788 and stretches around its fishing harbor and the hills beyond. Main Street is home to a mix of shops (with an excellent selection of locally sourced arts and crafts, eateries, hotels and guest houses)
If possible (weather permitting) Thalassa will depart after the visit to Tobermory in the direction of Skye. If Skye is not an option, the program will be postponed and the ship will stay on Islay for one day longer.
Once in Skye you can visit the Tallisker distilleries and spend a day on Skye. Tallisker is a world famous distillery belonging to the Diageo group. Talisker is the first malt whiskey produced on the Isle of Skye, where it has been a household name since 1830. The unique arrangement of the boilers gives Talisker its special character.
The ship then sails to Staffa. Staffa (Scottish Gaelic: Stafa, pronounced sÌªtÌªafa, her Old Norse name for rod or column island) is an island of the Inner Hebrides in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The Vikings gave the island this name because the columnar basalt reminded them of their houses, which were built from vertically placed logs. Staffa is without a doubt a unique destination. After the visit to Staffa, the ship spends the night on Iona. Iona is located on the west coast of the Inner Hebrides and has a population of approximately 175 people.
The next destination is Bunnahabhain, Islay. Bunnahabhain is a renowned Islay distillery known for producing excellent single malt whisky. Although Islay is the island of choice for lovers of (heavily) peated whiskey, the house style of Bunnahabhain is unpeated. Optionally (if there is no ferry) Thalassa also sails its guests to Port Askaig, a small port in the north of Islay. Askaig Distilleries is also located here.
The tour then continues to Port Ellen on Islay. The Port Ellen distillery was established in 1825 as a malt mill and then developed as a distillery from 1833 to 1892 under the direction of John Ramsay. The warehouses he built are still intact and are now monumental buildings.
The Thalassa then sets course for Oban. In favorable weather, the ship will sail via Jura (Inner Hebrides, about 200 inhabitants).
In the morning everyone in Oban harbor leaves the ship, waved goodbye by the captain and his crew.
Please note: for all parts of this program applies: wind and weather.
Food allergies and dietary requirements
If you have dietary requirements or allergies, it is best to discuss this before booking. Often it is not a problem, but sometimes some cooperation is expected from the guests if special products have to be purchased, which will then have to be taken by the guests themselves, for example.