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Oban (GB) - Oban (GB)

02 August - 14 August 2016

12 days, Oosterschelde

From € 1380,-

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4 person cabin p.p.p. : € 1380,-
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Oosterschelde:
Oban (GB) - Oban (GB)

02 August - 14 August 2016

If you’re a Windseeker AND a lover of Nature, this sailing Journey is your chance! Join the Oosterschelde on an itinerary to uninhabited and rugged islands off the Scottish coast. Discover deep lochs and small fishing villages. The hundreds of islands in the Hebrides each have their own character, due to their isolation. This area is rich in seabirds that breed on the steep cliff walls. As the Oosterschelde is relatively small, you will be able to visit unique places that cannot be reached over land. During the crossings between you might spot whales, basking sharks and seals. Included in the programme is famous St. Kilda. There will be also time to go on land to explore the coast, culture and animal life. Open to Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years.

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Oban (meaning ‘little bay’ in Gaelic) is a small harbor town on the west coast of Scotland, famous for its whiskey distillery. The town occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn, and is a perfect place to find shelter from the Atlantic. Walking around town is a pleasure, and close by you’ll find mountains, castles, dramatic coastal scenery, and McCaig’s tower that resembles the Colosseum. In the first week of August, the town plays host to West Highland week, a yearly sailing regatta.

Oban (meaning ‘little bay’ in Gaelic) is a small harbor town on the west coast of Scotland, famous for its whiskey distillery. The town occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn, and is a perfect place to find shelter from the Atlantic. Walking around town is a pleasure, and close by you’ll find mountains, castles, dramatic coastal scenery, and McCaig’s tower that resembles the Colosseum. In the first week of August, the town plays host to West Highland week, a yearly sailing regatta.

  • Oban (GB)

  • Oban (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 2 August 2016 - 14 August 2016
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 24
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "What an incredible thing to be a part of! So many people from so many backgrounds being brought together by a shared experience and bonded like no other experience could."

    Cody (23), Australia

You sail on the Oosterschelde

Oosterschelde
Shipping type: Three-masted topsail schooner
Homeport: Rotterdam (NL)
Date built: 1917
Trainees: 24
Length: 50m
Height of mast: 36m
Sail: 891 m2

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