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Stormdancer Cruises


You will receive a warm welcome as individuals, couples or groups.
Cruises are all different, reflecting your wishes and the practicality of wind and tide.
Charter the Whole Boat to have complete freedom to choose the itinerary and pace of holiday to suit you.

In 2018 we will be staying in Scotland and enjoying some favourite locations. The season will start with some trips from Troon on the Firth of Clyde. From there we will sail north to Tobermory for several weeks cruising the Inner and Outer Hebrides. We will then move to Stornoway and then up to Orkney and Shetland. Our return to Tobermory in August will be via the Caledonian Canal (always great fun). The programme includes weeks for RYA Training, with places available for RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper courses. RYA Start Yachting courses, particularly useful and fun for complete beginners, can be taken during any Cruise whether designated for training or not.

Some trips offer opportunities for RYA Yachtmaster® Offshore Qualifying passages.

Preparation for RYA Yachtmaster® Offshore and RYA Yachtmaster® Coastal exams can be arranged.

The 2018 programme is shown below and bookings and enquiries are very welcome.

Erraid Low Tide (click on the image for a larger version - please be patient while the image loads)

Where cruises have 4 spaces there are no bookings i.e. the whole boat can be chartered.

Cruises normally start at 14.00 on the first day and finish at 11.00 on the last.

** = UK or Ireland bank holiday this week.

Cruise Numbers showing a suffix “S” will be skippered by Steve Scott – see “Skipper” page.

Another Crowded Anchorage (click on the image for a larger version - please be patient while the image loads)Your cruise price includes all meals prepared on board and wine with the three course evening meals

Meals on board have been widely praised by previous guests and feature freshly prepared and locally sourced ingredients. The most frequent complaint is of needing to ease the belt a notch after a week on board.

One of the evening meals will be a simple 'cupboard meal' on the assumption that guests may prefer to dine ashore on one evening during the week.

Note: Irish trips in 2017 will be fully catered except for more evening meals ashore - three on 10,12,13,14,15R and four on 11R – in order to better experience the legendary Irish hospitality and craic

Prices are all inclusive i.e.bedding (sheets, duvets and pillows), towels, waterproofs (good quality “breathable”), safety equipment, fuel, berthing and, when applicable, RYA certificates and use of teaching books, plotters etc.

Normally a maximum of four guests (may be five from time-to-time depending on cruise and make-up of group).

The Whole Boat price is the price shown multiplied by 4.

Discounts are available as follows:

Previous Guests
Payment made (and all admin complete) by the end of March or 4 months before the cruise whichever is earlier
Booking for two or more weeks

Re-provisioning, Skye (click on the image for a larger version - please be patient while the image loads)Payment is made into a Client Account (i.e. released only on completion of the holiday).


Cruise No Dates Nights Type Start/Finish Price per person Places available
1S April 14-19 5 RYA Training Troon £550 1
2S April 20-25 5 RYA Training Troon £600 2
3R April 26-May 02 6 Clyde and Inner Hebrides Troon £880 0
4R May 05-11** 6 Clyde and Inner Hebrides Troon/Oban £900 0
5R May 12-17 5 Inner Hebrides Explorer Oban/Tobermory £750 0
6S May 19-25 6 Western Isles Tobermory £900 1
7S May 26- June 01** 6 Outer Hebrides Explorer Tobermory £900 0
8R June 02- 08 6 Outer Hebrides Explorer Tobermory/Stornoway £900 0
9R June 09-16 7 Outer Hebrides & St Kilda Stornoway £1040 0
10R June 19-27 8 N Coast & Orkney Explorer Stornoway/Kirkwall £1180 0
11R July 02-06 4 Orkney Islands Taster Kirkwall £600 0
12R July 07-14 7 Orkney & Shetland Explorer Kirkwall/Lerwick £1040 0
13R July 16-24 8 Round Shetland Explorer Lerwick £1180 0
14R July 26- Aug 02 7 Shetland & Orkney Explorer Lerwick/Kirkwall £1040 0
15R August 04 - 11** 7 Orkney and NE Coast Kirkwall/Tobermory £1040 0
16R August 12-17 5 RYA Training Tobermory £750 0
17R August 18-31** 13 Outer Hebrides Explorer Tobermory £1880 0
18R September 01-07 6 Western Isles Tobermory £880 0
19R September 08-14 6 Western Isles Tobermory £880 0
20R September 15-21 6 RYA Training Tobermory £780 2
21R Sept 23-Oct 01 8 Hebrides Explorer Tobermory/Troon £1040 0

“I had a great time and enjoyed this trip immensely. Beautiful landscape and seascape, good company, excellent accommodation and good host.”
Marijke, Experienced, Holland

“If you want to sail the Western Isles, this is who to book with. Thanks Richard, I’ll be back.
Chris, Experienced, Edinburgh

“The flexibility to plan the itinerary around our daily trips was brilliant.”
Sascha, Beginner, Germany

“From hearty breakfast to the single malt at night, in great company with wind, sunshine and blue water. Perfect.”
Tamas, Advanced, Hungary

“We sailed at every opportunity. Brilliant.”
Fred, Beginner, England

“Adventure in a safe pair of hands on a well-equipped, lovely boat.”
Sarah, Experienced, Exeter

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