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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.


Date  Itinerary
 15 JulyMalts Cruise office opens in Oban Marina 
 16 JulyWelcome dram and cruise supper 
 17 JulyParade of Sail and departure for Tobermory. Informal pub supper on arrival. 
 18 JulyTobermory Distillery Tours 
 20 JulyCruise rendezvous on Rum. BBQ ashore.
 22 JulyCruise rendezvous at Loch Harport, Skye. Talisker Distillery Tours and cruise supper
 25 JulyCruise rendezvous at West Loch Tarbert, Jura. Informal BBQ
 27 JulyCruise rendezvous at Islay. Ardbeg and Lagavulin Distillery Tours 
 28 JulyCruise rendezvous at Islay. Final Supper and Ceilidh. 

Social Activities

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.

Highland Highlights

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.