Malts Cruise Itinerary
The Malts Cruise allows boats to sail in company or to explore alone, coming together for social activities, sightseeing and whisky nosings. The area to explore includes the islands of Mull, Rum, Skye, Jura and Islay, and of course the lochs of the west coast.
| 15 July||Malts Cruise office opens in Oban Marina |
| 16 July||Welcome dram and cruise supper |
| 17 July||Parade of Sail and departure for Tobermory. Informal pub supper on arrival. |
| 18 July||Tobermory Distillery Tours |
| 20 July||Cruise rendezvous on Rum. BBQ ashore.|
| 22 July||Cruise rendezvous at Loch Harport, Skye. Talisker Distillery Tours and cruise supper|
| 25 July||Cruise rendezvous at West Loch Tarbert, Jura. Informal BBQ|
| 27 July||Cruise rendezvous at Islay. Ardbeg and Lagavulin Distillery Tours |
| 28 July||Cruise rendezvous at Islay. Final Supper and Ceilidh. |
Although the boats are free to follow their own routes, the Malts Cruise is a very social rally. Making rendezvous every few days in different anchorages or small ports means the fleet come together to share their stories. There is usually something interesting organised too - a ceilidh in the village hall, a BBQ, chip supper, visit to a castle, distillery tour and tasting or a whisky nosing.
The west coast of Scotland offers some of the best cruising anywhere in the world. The weather is not always perfect, but the sense of exploration, the scenery and wildlife more than compensate.
Cruising the route you will probably see basking sharks, pilot whales, killer whales (orcas), harbour porpoises, dolphins, otters, sea eagles, golden eagles, puffin, guillemots, gannets, red deer and wild ponies.