Reservation

Aberdeen-Ullapool

Ship

Oosterschelde

PRICE P.P. 1-PERSON CABIN

€1890

PRICE P.P. 2-PERSON CABIN

€1260

NUMBER OF DAYS

10

EMBARKATION DATE

17-5-2021

EMBARKATION TIME

17:00

EMBARKATION PLACE

Aberdeen, GB

DISEMBARKATION DATE

26-5-2021

DISEMBARKATION TIME

09:00

DISEMBARKATION PLACE

Ullapool, GB

Level

2

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 Oosterschelde

Aberdeen-Ullapool

Sail along the rugged Scottish coast and discover beautiful islands and animal species with a historical three-masted ship.

NUMBER OF DAYS

10

EMBARKATION

17-5-2021, 17:00

Aberdeen, GB

DISEMBARKATION

26-5-2021, 09:00

Ullapool, GB

Price from p.p.

€1260
2

Level

2

Voyage description

For a large part of this trip we spend time in Scottish waters and moor at islands and coastal towns. We start on the Scottish east coast in the offshore port of Scotland: Aberdeen. We are moored between large supply ships that travel up and down the oil rigs in the North Sea. The city itself is worth a visit. It is called “Granite City” because of the many granite buildings and monuments.

At the end of the afternoon you will board and after a good night’s sleep we will depart and travel up the east coast towards the Orkney Islands. We will probably visit Kirkwall. The capital of Orkney is an old Norwegian city, on the dividing line between East and West Mainland. The city was founded in 1035 by a Norwegian Count and the historic centre still has the typical Norwegian atmosphere.

We continue to Sule Skerry. We hope to be able to go ashore here, but if there is too much swell, we will continue sailing. Landing on Sule Skerry is difficult, but if it is possible, it will be worth it. On the island we can spot many puffins, but also storm petrels, black guillemots, large and small hunters and Arctic terns.

Cetaceans can be seen regularly while cruising in this area. A climb up the foremast offers a beautiful view. A number of dolphin species like to swim with ships. Often, they play with the bow water in front, a beautiful show for the crew. During the summer, several whales also reside around the Hebrides. In larger species, it will often be the spray that will be spotted first. Sperm whales (10 to 20 meters), but also killer whales, minke whales, pilot whales, etc. live here.

In the North Minch we visit the Shiant Islands. We go ashore with the dinghies. The Shiant Islands are home to an extraordinarily rich animal world, including grey seals. We also encounter many bird species such as petrels, gannets, shags, puffins, kittiwakes, etc. After exploring the island, we continue sailing. Slowly but surely everyone is getting to know the ship better and better. The apparent maze of lines start to make sense and operating the ship together with your fellow sailors will be a great teamwork experience.

Via the beautiful Loch Broom we sail to our final destination, Ullapool. A rustic village with many walking options. Here our cook prepares a farewell dinner, and the next morning after breakfast you will travel home.

General

This description is meant to give you an impression of how a voyage could look like. Depending on wind and weather conditions the travel plan could be altered, however we always try to sail as much as possible.

*Transfer

On this voyage you will have to arrange your transfer yourself. Prices depend on availability and time of booking.

2

Level 2

Level 2 trips are suitable for anyone in good health and a reasonable level of fitness, without mobility issues. On these trips you can expect days with strong winds or high waves, but in case of heavy weather, or if necessary, the ship can be in a port within 24 hours.

OOSTERSCHELDE wants to be accessible to the widest possible audience, but you must realize that you are making a voyage aboard a seagoing sailing ship. This requires more of your physical ability than a daily walk. One trip is more challenging than the other. With the different levels we provide an indication of what kind of trip it is. If you are unsure whether a trip is suitable for you it is important that you contact OOSTERSCHELDE for advice.

Now that the vaccination campaign in the Netherlands has gotten off to a good start and in the UK, it is progressing quite fast, we can expect that we will be able and allowed to sail safely with guests again this spring. However, it is not possible to predict exactly when the current measures will be eased. If the shipping company still has to cancel this trip, you will of course receive your deposit back in full. If you want to cancel yourself, you can do so free of charge up to a week before departure! Within one week before departure we charge a 10% administration fee.

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