Private motor yacht charter in Scotland
£5495To£10995 excluding flights
Description of Private motor yacht charter in Scotland
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Dolphins playing on the bow wave, minke whales breaching and the occasional sightings of orca are all experiences that amaze and delight our guests and crew alike, they are often the standout experiences that make a cruise.
We are indebted to the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust for their conservation work for Hebridean cetaceans. They have shared advice and knowledge with our crew to ensure, that when these amazing creatures do come into view, that our boats, crew and guests have minimal impact on them. We have reported our cetacean sightings to HWDT now for over 16 years and will continue to do so, playing a very small part in supporting the vital work that they do.
The islands and coastline of Scotland provide a rich and varied wildlife habitat and therefore provide incredible opportunities for wildlife spotting. Guests regularly see otters, red deer, red squirrels, white tailed eagles, golden eagles and puffins wide variety of sea birds. Our crew are all trained in responsible wildlife watching and have completed the WiSe course.
While on board, everything is recycled and carefully disposed of when on shore. The crew regularly collect rubbish from the water or on the beaches which is disposed of at the next recycling opportunity. Local producers feature highly in our menus, thus reducing food miles and packaging - we often pick up supplies direct from the farm or boat - no packaging required! We encourage our guests to fish and drop lobster pots; mackerel or crab are almost guaranteed but we do get other fish and the occasional lobster which guests will find on their plate at their next meal!
Water is very precious on board because of storage and this reduces overuse for example guests are encouraged to have short showers. We only change guest’s linen and towels on request to avoid wasting energy on cleaning them unnecessarily.
Suppliers: We are very fortunate to have some outstanding food and drink producers and suppliers in Argyll, especially seafood, hill beef and lamb and a range of speciality foods. Our guests love the fact that they are enjoying the local speciality produce and that they often get to actually meet the producers themselves while en-route on their cruise. Many of our food and drink suppliers provide free range and organic produce and we favour such producers. We also supply local toiletries in the guests ensuites.
PeopleFriends and neighbours: The owners of the company are steeped in the local Argyll community and spread as much of the economic benefit as they can from the guests they bring in. Local Guest Houses and Hotels are recommended by our sales team; local experts are brought in by operations to inform the guests about the wildlife and heritage. On a recent stopover at the island of Colonsay where opening hours can be erratic, the company phoned ahead to arrange that the attractions at the Pier including a tiny art gallery and micro brewery were open so that guests could buy gifts and meet the locals. Many of our cruises are planned as one-offs to take in a local festival such as a food festival or a highland games, providing a truly authentic experience for our guests. Local attractions benefit, local suppliers benefit, and local businesses benefit from the presence of the company.
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