Firth of Clyde and Inner Hebrides cruises on Stormdancer
start from our base at Troon which is best known for its golf
courses and as a holiday destination. The marina is close
to Prestwick airport, the fast ferry service from Belfast
and motorway connections from across Scotland and England.
We are at the gateway to the Firth. We can go north into the
largest sheltered sailing area in Europe, or west to round
the Mull of Kintyre.
Guests on our Firth of Clyde cruises can
enjoy exciting sailing and spectacular scenery in Loch Fyne
or Kilbrannan Sound, quiet anchorages on the islands of Arran
or Bute and visits to historic towns such as Inveraray or
On the Inner Hebrides or Firth of Clyde Milebuilder
cruises we head round the Mull of Kintyre, taking care to
time our passage with the tide. Near the Mull we may stop
at the small island of Sanda, home to what must be one of
the more remote pubs in the British Isles, before continuing
to the beautiful Isle of Gigha with its sub-tropical gardens
and welcoming hotel.
A week can be well spent exploring the islands (and distilleries)
of Islay and Jura and the sheltered lochs of the Sound of
The more adventurous can sail further north, taking advantage
of the strong tides of Corryvreckan and the Sound of Luing,
to the southern coast of Mull before a long overnight passage
back to Troon.
whole sailing area is a wildlife paradise. We see dolphins,
porpoises, seals, basking sharks, whales, sea otters, eagles,
sea eagles, guillemots, puffins, auks, skuas, cormorants,
shags, oyster catchers, fulmars – the list goes on.
Sightings are unpredictable but exciting when they happen.
as well as nesting birds, we see deer, many different flowers,
empty beaches, rocky shores, ancient castles and even sub-tropical
sailing we are harnessing the force of nature and feel more
at one with the flora and fauna of this beautiful region.
“Great sailing on a beautiful yacht
amidst wonderful scenery and wildlife – what more could
Sue, Wildlife Enthusiast, Cumbria