25th April - Flavours of Scotland
Scotland is rightly proud of its reputation for its wonderful natural larder and those who produce mouth watering creations. Join Hebridean Princess as we explore the wonderful culinary offerings of the Highlands and Islands.
25th April 2017
When embarkation was complete we sailed south from Oban through the Firth of Lorne and the Sound of Jura to our overnight anchorage in Loch na Mile, Jura.
26th April 2017
The first morning of our culinary voyage was spent on the whisky isle of Islay enjoying a guided tour of Laphroaig Distillery.
During lunch on board we cruised to Scalasaig, Isle of Colonsay, to meet the man who supplies the ship with oysters and to learn of his other passion, honey and the black-tailed bees he keeps. Guests had the opportunity to sample the honey and oysters.
We anchored overnight off Java Point.
27th April 2017
This morning we learnt of the traditional methods used to produce the hand-made cheeses at the Isle of Mull cheese farm.
Our afternoon port of call was the Isle of Rum where guests were treated to a guided tour of Kinloch Castle.
We anchored overnight in Loch Scresort, Rum.
28th April 2017
Today was spent in Loch Dunvegan where guests visited the castle and gardens before enjoying lunch at the renowned Three Chimneys Restaurant.
Following a late afternoon sail around the coast of Skye we anchored overnight in Loch Shieldaig.
29th April 2017.
After morning walks around the conservation village of Shieldaig, lunch was taken at the three rosette awarded Torridon Hotel.
The ship sailed to Kyle of Lochalsh where guests re-joined the ship and we berthed alongside overnight.
30th April 2017
Travelling from Kyle of Lochalsh, our excursion this morning took us to the most photographed castle in Scotland, the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, built on an island at the point where 3 sea lochs meet. Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and proceeded to restore the castle to its former glory. After 20 years of toil and labour the castle was re-opened in 1932.
A relaxing afternoon was spent on board as guests enjoyed a scenic cruise of the Sound of Sleat and around Ardnamurchan Point towards our overnight anchorage in Loch Sunart.
1st May 2017.
A morning cruising the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe brought us to the Isle of Eriska where guests went ashore on the private island for the final lunch at the Michelin starred restaurant.
Following lunch, we cruised to Craignure for the Champagne reception hosted by Sir Lachlan Maclean at Duart Castle prior to the Farwell Gala Dinner on board.
Our final overnight anchorage was off Java Point in the Sound of Mull.
2nd May 2017.
After an early morning sail into Oban, disembarkation took place at Northern Lighthouse Board Pier.