Sailing Holiday in the Orkney Islands
Sailing Holiday in the Orkney Islands

Sailing Holiday in the Orkney Islands

Come to Orkney for a unique sailing experience! To the North, there are over 40 islands and skerries to explore, with excellent cruising and never far from a safe haven. To the South of the Orkney mainland is Scapa Flow – which is the deepest natural harbour in Northern Europe and has wrecks from both WW1 and WW2. Sail Orkney runs bareboat and skippered charters and is based at Kirkwall Marina. The coastline provides a number of safe anchorages, while there is an abundance of wildlife to see. For all you sailing enthusiasts this is a wonderful area to explore.

What do Sail Orkney offer?

Sail Orkney offer one and two-week sailing holidays onboard their 43 foot, monohull sailing yacht named "Single Malt" -  an Elan Impression 434. She offers exceptional performance and a high level of comfort. Onboard you will find a full range of navigation equipment as you would expect: Radar, GPS plotter, Log, Speed, Depth, Autohelm as well as a stereo system, a shower, two toilets, and much more.

Sail Orkney was founded in 2002 and is run by Mike and Elaine Whyte, who took over the business in 2018. Each charter can be tailored to your specific requirements, with many customers returning for another adventure around Orkney with the opportunity to dive for sunken warships at Scapa Flow, hillwalking the at Hoy, or explore ancient monuments of Rousay – there are lots to do to explore Orkney and travelling by sail provides a unique aspect to the islands.

  • Charter prices are between £2250 and £2750 per week depending on the time of year
  • Skippered charters for an additional £150 per day
  • Charters usually start and end on Saturdays

 

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