Your Cruises

Share in our cruise experience in so many ways….

Below are our scheduled cruises, where you can book as an individual, a couple, group, family, or even to hire the whole boat! [see Schedule & availability]

For our activity cruises, ie using Fear a bhata as the mother/accommodation boat, you can join one of our scheduled cruises, or, if you are a competent experienced group, you can conduct your own expeditions [we can discuss whether you want to bring your own boats, or hire them locally]. In this case, you can propose your own itinerary, or we can make some suggestions. ….and remember that we are free to modify our cruises as we progress, depending on the weather conditions, or just what you feel like!

You can hire the whole boat, where we will skipper the boat, and take you where you want to go…if you dont know, just relax and we will propose an itineray. Again, we can vary where we go, just on what you feel like doing, on that particular day

During times when we are not cruising, we offer B&B accommodation in various locations [see B&B Accommodation]



Shackleton Multi cruise

GENERAL DESCRIPTOR

~ A multi activity sea/land adventure. Our Ernest Shackleton replica, the J Caird, is piggy backed with Fear a bhata, our converted fishing boat, which also acts as the safety/mother boat.

~ Our leaders take the activity groups who experience survival sailing, cruising, kayaking, and to shore locations of interest

~ Our cruise therefore combines adventure activities with exposure to the rich archeology, geology, history, wildlife and culture of the Western Isles

Cost/person/11 days,  £1540

[reductions for multiple booking]

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Duration
  • 11 days, 10 nights
Book as
  • Individual, couple, family, group
Max Number
  • 15
Activities
  • ~ Kayak
  • ~ Survival sailing experience
  • ~ Motor cruising
  • ~ Day trips ashore
Experience required
  • Beginner kayak, sailing none.
Fitness required
  • Ability to kayak and walk for 4 hrs/day.
Level
  • Beginner kayak
Joining/Leaving
  • Join Sat 1400 Fort William
  • [Option to join Sun 1100 to allow travel on Sleeper]
  • Leave Tue ~ 1000 Fort Willam
Accomodation
  • 0-1 nights hostel
  • 3 nights sail/camping [J Caird]
  • 6-7 nights [Fear a bhata]
Meals
  • 1st evening meal ashore Fort William
  • 1 other evening meal ashore
  • 6-7 Breakfasts/ evening meals on Fear a bhata
  • 3 days/nights sail camping on/with J Caird
  • Packed lunches when not on J Caird
Miscellaneous
  • Note that there are no individual cabins on the J Caird
We supply
  • Camping & kayak stuff
You suppply
  • Waterproof & boots outdoor gear
  • Change of clothing/personal gear


Kayaking

General Descriptor
  • ~ An adventure kayaking trip on Fear a bhata, our converted fishing boat, which also acts as the safety/mother boat.
  • ~ Our leaders take the the guests to different sea locations, according to the conditions, and the group experience/fitness, and to shore locations of interest
  • ~ Our cruise therefore is an adventure trip, but also with exposure to the rich archeology, geology, history, wildlife and culture of the Western Isles

Cost/person/8 days £1100

[reductions for multiple booking]

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Duration
  • 8 days, 7 nights
Book as
  • Individual, couple, family, group
Max Number
  • 10 [12 as a group, by special arrangement]
Activities
  • ~ Kayak
  • ~ Day trips ashore
  • ~ Motor cruising
Experience required
  • Beginner kayak
Fitness required
  • Ability to kayak for 4 hrs/day
Level
  • Beginner kayak
Joining/Leaving
  • Join Sat 1400 Fort William
  • [Option to join Sun am, to allow travel on Sleeper]
  • Leave Sun ~ 1000 Fort William
  • [Option to leave Oban/Tobermory Fri night]
Accommodation
  • 7 nights [Fear a bhata]
Meals
  • 1st evening meal not supplied
  • 1 other evening meal ashore
  • 5 evening meals on Fear a bhata
  • 7 Breakfasts on Fear a bhata
  • Packed lunches
Miscellaneous
We supply
  • Kayaks & gear [groups can supply own]
You supply
  • Waterproof & boots outdoor gear
  • Change of clothing/personal gear


Shackleton experience

General Descriptor
  • ~ A sea/land adventure. We sail in Fear a bhata, with the Ernest Shackleton exact replica in tow.
  • ~ We alternate cruising, with sailing and wild camping
  • ~ Our cruise therefore combines adventure activities with exposure to the rich archeology, geology, history, wildlife and culture of the Western Isles

Cost/person/8days,  £980

[reductions for multiple booking]

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Duration
  • 7 days, 6 nights
Book as
  • Individual, couple, family, group
Max Number
  • 10
Activities
  • ~ Survival sailing experience
  • ~ Camping ashore & in mountains
  • ~ Day trips ashore
  • ~ Motor cruising
Experience required
  • Hill walking [no sailing expereince reqd]
Fitness required
  • Ability to walk in hills for 5-6 hrs/day
Level
Joining/Leaving
  • Join Sun 1100 Fort William [ allows travel on Sleeper]
  • Leave Sat ~ 1000 Fort William
Accommodation
  • 2 nights sail/camping [J Caird]
  • 4 nights aboard Fear a bhata
Meals
  • 1st evening meal not supplied
  • 1 other evening meal ashore
  • 3 evening meals on Fear a bhata1 evening meals camping
  • 4 Breakfasts on Fear a bhata
  • Packed lunches
Miscellaneous
We supply
  • All camping, sailing gear
You supply
  • Waterproof & boots on J Caird, & in hills
  • Change of clothing/personal gear


Wellness

It is our strong wish, and intention, to run Fear a bhata to promote mental [and physical] wellness

Whilst we have no firm schedule at present, we will be pleased to hear from anybody who may wish to use our facility for this purpose.

 


Geology

General Descriptor
  • ~ This cruise will give a good foundation in the varied geology of the west of Scotland, where many of the early theories of geology were elucidated. We visit field locations to look at the evidence for ourselves

Cost/person/ 8 days £1100

[reductions for multiple booking]

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Duration
  • 8 days, 7 nights
Book as
  • Individual, couple, family, group
Max Number
  • 10
Activities
  • ~ Day trips ashore
  • ~ Motor cruising
Experience required
Fitness required
  • Ability to walk for 3 hrs/day
Level
Joining/Leaving
  • Join Sat 1400 Fort William
  • [Option to join Sun am, to allow travel on Sleeper]
  • Leave Sun ~ 1000 Fort William
  • [Option to leave Oban/Tobermory Fri night]
Accommodation
  • 7 nights [Fear a bhata]
Meals
  • 1st evening meal not supplied
  • 1 other evening meal ashore
  • 5 evening meals on Fear a bhata
  • 7 Breakfasts on Fear a bhata
  • Packed lunches
Miscellaneous
You supply
  • Waterproof & boots outdoor gear
  • Change of clothing/personal gear


St Columba

General Descriptor
  • ~ We take you in the wake of St Columba, to visit sites where he expanded the spread of early Christianity to the west of Scotland
  • ~ We visit sites of other, and earlier Christian devotion

Cost/person/8 days £1100

[reductions for multiple booking]

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Duration
  • 8 days, 7 nights
Book as
  • Individual, couple, family, group
Max Number
  • 10
Activities
  • ~ Day trips ashore
  • ~ Motor cruising
Experience required
Fitness required
  • Ability to walk for 3 hrs/day
Level
Joining/Leaving
  • Join Sat 1400 Fort William
  • [Option to join Sun am, to allow travel on Sleeper]
  • Leave Sun ~ 1000 Fort William
  • [Option to leave Oban/Tobermory Fri night]
Accommodation
  • 7 nights [Fear a bhata]
Meals
  • 1st evening meal not supplied
  • 1 other evening meal ashore
  • 5 evening meals on Fear a bhata
  • 7 Breakfasts on Fear a bhata
  • Packed lunches
Miscellaneous
You supply
  • Waterproof & boots outdoor gear
  • Change of clothing/personal gear


Classic cruises

General Descriptor
  • ~ This cruise immerses you in the heritage and culture of Hebrides
  • ~ Cruise in a converted fishing boat which fished for herring and prawns for 40 years
  • ~ History, culture, wildlife, geology, whisky…..

Cost/person/8 days £1100

[reductions for multiple booking]

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Duration
  • 8 days, 7 nights
Book as
  • Individual, couple, family, group
Max Number
  • 10
Activities
  • ~ Day trips ashore
  • ~ Motor cruising
Experience required
Fitness required
  • Ability to walk for 3 hrs/day
Level
Joining/Leaving
  • Join Sat 1400 Fort William
  • [Option to join Sun am, to allow travel on Sleeper]
  • Leave Sun ~ 1000 Fort William
  • [Option to leave Oban/Tobermory Fri night]
Accommodation
  • 7 nights [Fear a bhata]
Meals
  • 1st evening meal not supplied
  • 1 other evening meal ashore
  • 5 evening meals on Fear a bhata
  • 1 evening meals camping
  • 7 Breakfasts on Fear a bhata
  • Packed lunches
Miscellaneous
You supply
  • Waterproof & boots outdoor gear
  • Change of clothing/personal gear


History & Heritage

General Descriptor
  • ~ We explore the whole range of human history, from when the ice retreated, the Mesolithic, through the Neolithic, the Scots to Dalriada, the clans, the Lordship of the Isles, and to the Clearances
  • ~ Our cruise will demonstrate the importance of the seaways, which were the motorways of old
  • ~ We visit historical sites, to bring this long, rich and varied history into perspective

Cost/person/8 days £1100

[reductions for multiple booking]

Check Schedules & Availability & Book & Contact us

Duration
  • 8 days, 7 nights
Book as
  • Individual, couple, family, group
Max Number
  • 10
Activities
  • ~ Day trips ashore
  • ~ Motor cruising
Experience required
Fitness required
  • Ability to walk for 3 hrs/day
Level
Joining/Leaving
  • Join Sat 1400 Fort William
  • [Option to join Sun am, to allow travel on Sleeper]
  • Leave Sun ~ 1000 Fort William
  • [Option to leave Oban/Tobermory Fri night]
Accommodation
  • 7 nights [Fear a bhata]
Meals
  • 1st evening meal not supplied
  • 1 other evening meal ashore
  • 5 evening meals on Fear a bhata
  • 7 Breakfasts on Fear a bhata
  • Packed lunches
Miscellaneous
You supply
  • Waterproof & boots outdoor gear
  • Change of clothing/personal gear


Shackleton survival

GENERAL DESCRIPTOR
  • ~ Following in the wake of the great explorer, this cruise is designed to give our guests a taste of Ernest Shackleton’s expedition for survival.
  • ~ The J Caird, an exact replica of the original James Caird, is let loose to sail
  • ~ The first 3 days are spent sailing/camping
  • ~ The skipper and guest crew disembark to cross the Glencoe/Ben Nevis mountain range to Fort William on days 4-6
  • ~ The last night is spent aboard Fear a bhata

Cost/person/8 days £850

[reductions for multiple booking]

Check Schedules & Availability & Book & Contact us

Duration
  • 8 days, 7 nights
Book as
  • Individual, couple, family, group
Max Number
  • 5
Activities
  • ~ Survival sailing experience
  • ~ Camping ashore & in mountains
  • ~ Motor cruising
  • ~ Day trips ashore
Experience required
  • Hillwalking. [No sailing experience required]
Fitness required
  • Ability to walk over hills for 5-6 hrs/day
Level
Joining/Leaving
  • Join Sun 1000 Fort William [ allows travel on Sleeper]
  • Leave Sun ~ 1000 Fort Willam
Accomodation
  • 3 nights sail/camping [J Caird]
  • 3 nights camping in mountains
  • 1 [last] night [Fear a bhata]
Meals
  • 1st Sun afternoon meal aboard Fear a bhata
  • Packed lunches on J Caird
  • Sat evening meal aboard Fear a bhata
  • 2nd Sun breakfast aboard Fear a bhata
  • Packed lunches when not on J Caird
Miscellaneous
  • Note that there are no cabins on the J Caird
We supply
  • Camping stuff
You supply
  • Waterproof & boots outdoor gear
  • Change of clothing/personal gear