Sailing on Skye

Sailing around the Isle of Skye and the Lochalsh area provides one of the best locations for this exciting sport anywhere in the world. The scenery is spectacular and the water challenging.

Looking down the pass on the Ise of Skye side of the crossing with the mountains of Glenelg in the distance
Kyle of Lochalsh pontoons - ideal for Yachts

Click here for Yacht Charter Scotland and choose from a wide range of local yachts, specifically designed and equipped for the waters round the Isle of Skye or sailing in Scotland in general

An alternative to yachting can be found at Skyak Adventures, run by Gordon Brown. As the name suggest Gordon runs a Kayak training school. He is acknowledged as an expert in sea kayaking and if you are interested in paddling, Gordon's school is an opportunity not to be missed.

The Skye ferry showing cars and people getting on - note the ro-ro turntable arrangement
Some of the many people who enjoy sailing round Skye (July 2006)

There are also a number of sea tours available ... here are a few

Bella Jane / Aquaexplore - Sailing from Elgol
Seaprobe Atlantis Glass Bottom Boat
Misty Isle Boat Trips - Elgol
Sea.Fari - Whalespotting from Ardvasar
Whitewave in Kilmuir - Kayaking
Raasay House - Dingy sailing, Canoeing and Kayaking on the Isle of Raasay
Family's Pride II- Broadford
The Hebridean Princess - Luxury yacht departs Oban for Western Isles

The Skye ferry heading in strong currents towards the Isle of Skye
The Cuillin Hills on the Isle of SKye by Broadford.

Lastly there are four commercial ferries on Skye:
Kylerhea - Glenelg
Armadale - Mallaig
Uig - Tarbert (Isle of Lewis)
Sconser - Isle of Raasay

Map of Glenelg, Skye and Lochalsh
Location of Kyle of Lochalsh

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