Many yachtsmen associate sailing in Scotland with the Clyde. Fewer venture West and North of the Mull of Kintyre, and in the glittering waters of the far West you may sail all day and only see one or two yachts. Crossing the Minch to the Outer Hebrides can be an ordeal, but once on the Eastern shores of this miraculous archipelago you have hundreds of miles of sheltered coastline with wide sea lochs and secret pools, sounds and islands to explore and a wealth of sheltered anchorages. Westbound Charters is the only charter business offering yacht charter direct from a base in the Outer Hebrides, leaving you the whole of your charter to explore this fabulous sailing ground with no nagging worries about for taking the boat back to the mainland at the end of your holiday.
In the Summer the yacht is based in Barra near the Southern end of the Western Isles, with regular one hour flights to and from Glasgow and a daily ferry connection with Oban. In May and September there is the opportunity to charter bareboat from Ballachulish on Loch Linnhe, a perfect departure point for exploring the Inner Hebrides.
To charter our Sigma 33 in these challenging waters we ask that you have a minimum of RYA Coastal Skipper or equivalent, and if you want to take the ultimate challenge and visit remote and dramatic St Kilda out in the Western ocean the skipper must have a Yachtmaster qualification. The yacht is available for groups of two to six people, with four being ideal. Charters are Saturday to Saturday and the cost for 2016 is just £1200 per week.
A suitably qualified and experienced skipper can be provided at an additional cost of £600.