Inner Hebrides self catering boat in Scotland

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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
We are proud to say we have recently been awarded The Green Tourism's Silver Award. We are also a gold member of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). We are a corporate member of the Shark Trust and have adopted the magnificent basking shark. Our adoption is helping fund vital basking shark research in the Hebrides. We are also a corporate partner of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust which means we foster environmental awareness and we work to safeguard the future of Scottish seas and cetaceans.

Our small ships are based just three miles north of Oban which has a railway station, bus station and ferry terminal. This makes it easy for our guests to travel to us by rail, bus and ferry and we provide you with information which will encourage you to use public transport. Guests travelling all the way by public transport (bus, ferry or train) will receive a 50 voucher towards the cost of their holiday.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

We employ the services of the local marina, engineers, boat yards, shops, services, restaurants and guides. These suppliers all employ local staff.

We encourage our guests to visit locally important heritage sites, visit local gardens, craft shops and participate in cultural events. We also work with local wildlife rangers and tour guides. Tourism is increasingly a vital part of the income for the local residents of this somewhat remote, isolated but beautiful region of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Thus we use all local products and local services with the intention of helping to support local businesses, create employment and contribute to the overall sustainable development of not only Oban but also in the islands and communities of the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

We aim to create a good relationship with tourism and the local communities and at all times are aware and try to bring awareness to the fragile marine ecosystems through which we visit.

Climate

1 Reviews of Inner Hebrides self catering boat in Scotland

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The marvelous weather combined with staying on board unusual accommodation.
Sunshine on the calm water seen through the porthole in the galley while cooking fresh seafood bought in Oban.
Sun-downers on the aft deck, peace and quiet.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


If you are a bit dodgy on the legs then the steps down to the cabins is challenging, small children would find then a bit steep, although there are ample
handrails.
They are working holiday cruise boats normally so expect everything that entails.
The galley is very well equipped so bring lots of tasty food to self cater.
Enjoy.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, especially given the impact of Covid.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


We love being on boats so it was perfect for a getaway and to use as a base. Good communication with the owners who are most helpful.
The weather was particularly good but even if it isn't, this is a comfortable and different place to stay.

Read the operator's response here:

We are always very happy to send pictures of our vessels' stairs and gangways to potential guests and automatically send these pictures when families with young children or when frailer people send us an enquiry. We feel that it is very important that our guests know exactly what to expect.

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