The British Isles | 13 days
We’ve rather adopted this voyage, which sets off from our local port city of Plymouth and sails west to Tresco in the Scilly Isles, Ireland’s Saltee Isles and Llandudno on the north coast of Wales before re-crossing the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland for the Giants Causeway. It takes in the Inner and Outer Hebrides including remote and storm ravaged St Kilda, the Orkneys, Shetlands and Bass Rock which hosts over 150,000 northern gannets in the breeding season. Disembark in Edinburgh.
Ship: Sea Spirit
10 - 22 May 2021
Guide price:£5,985 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities) if booked before 31 October 2020
Fiona’s travel tipsBEST TIME TO GO: May and June for the best weather.
MIDGES: Unfortunately the first midges start to appear in Scotland early June and can be around right up to the end of October! However they don’t like strong sunlight, breezes or white or light clothing. Wearing protective clothing and repellents will help keep them at bay.
“Particular thanks to Fiona for her courtesy, professionalism and help with booking flights back to Edinburgh. Pre-departure information very good. Excellent handling of last-minute changes caused by change of vessel.”
“Weather – very good. Scenery – spectacular. Wildlife sightings – excellent. Boat – extremely comfortable. Expedition staff – mostly extremely good. Atmosphere – friendly and convivial on the whole. We had very good service from all at Arcturus and the result was one of the most memorable and enjoyable holidays we have ever had.”
Mr and Mrs John Nugée, Scottish Islands, North Atlantic and Spitsbergen, June 2011
“Deepest thanks for all your kindness and help before departure and to lovely staff on board.”
Alison Lambie, St Kilda, Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen (Plancius)
“Weather – very good. Scenery – spectacular. Wildlife sightings – excellent. Boat – extremely comfortable. Expedition staff - mostly extremely good. Atmosphere – friendly and convivial on the whole. The result was one of the more memorable and enjoyable holidays we have ever had.”
Mr and Mrs John Nugée, North Rona, Faroes, Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen (Plancius)