Exploring some of the islands on the west coast of Scotland in a small boat has always been on my bucket list, so I’m thrilled to be able to take a small team to Skye this summer to explore both the coast and some of the inland trails.
If you’d like to join me and experience navigating Bounty’s End (the actual launch from the hit Channel 4 series, Mutiny) around the magical coastline of Skye, then read on.
This will be a 5 night adventure, authentic in every way, with nights spent at anchor, or in small creeks. A chance to really experience all of the beauties of Skye from the Inner Sound and via foot and mountain bike.
I hope you can join me
The weather conditions in Skye will dictate our final Itinerary, but there are many incredible places to explore.
Day 0 – Arrival
Allowing for time to travel, we will meet in Kyle of Lochalsh at 14:30 hrs and familiarise everyone with Bounty’s End and our route for the next five days. If conditions allow we will head west to see the incredible Eilean Donan Castle from the water and make camp for the night.
Day 1 – Sail
We pack up camp and after a good hearty breakfast, we will set sail for the Inner Sound and the Scalpay Island. If we make good progress, there might be a chance to make landfall in Loch Ainort and trek up the mountain peak, Marsco before making camp.
Day 2 – Trek / Bike
Pack up camp and prepare for day visiting the Cuillin Ridge. If conditions allow, we might sail first to Loch Sligachan where there is a campsite. A day up on the Ridge or a ride out west to Talisker Distillery, followed by a good feed in one of the local pubs.
Day 3 – Sail
Slip out from our anchorage and make good speed to the Raasay Island where there is an opportunity for some of the group to Bike the 12 mile length of the island or trek to the peak to take in the view. Back onboard, we’ll set sail for Loch Portree to make camp for the night.
Day 4 – Mountain Bike
From Portree there are several options to explore the northern parts of Skye. Old Man of Storr on the East coast, or a longer ride out west to see the Ascrib Islands. Back to Portree to a night to prepare for the sail east on the final day.
Day 5 – Sail
Pack up camp for the final sail east to Kyle of Lochalsh. Spectacular views of the Crowlin Islands across the Inner Sound. Depending upon weather, we might make one one remote stop on an island for the night to have our final night under the stars.
Day 6 – Arrival at Base
Arrive back at base and depart after a good hearty brunch.
Bounty’s End is a very unique vessel. She was built in 2016 as a replica of the open launch that Captain Bligh and his crew of loyalists were cast adrift in after the infamous Mutiny on the Bounty. She is a two masted lugger and also has a set of rowing oars for making landfall.
Built in Richmond upon Thames, for the Channel 4 series, Mutiny, she recreated the exact 3600 nautical mile voyage across the South Pacific with Conrad Humphreys as the professional skipper and navigator.
Bounty’s end is now commercially coded to Cat 4 for up to nine people and carries a number of modern safety aids suitable for up to 20 miles from a safe haven.
Skipper / Co-skipper
Conrad Humphreys in a Commercial Ocean Yachtmaster and is the skipper and Giles White is a Yachtmaster Offshore and co-skipper.
Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland is the nominated point of departure, with easy access to the Isle of Skye. Transfer can be arranged from the nearest major train station, at Fort Augustus
Closest airports are Inverness (2h) Glasgow and Edinburgh (4h)
- 20-25 litre dry bag
- Thin thermal/breathable base layer
- Fleece top
- Sturdy trainers (ideal for trail walking and cycling)
- Waterproof jacket and trousers (light weight)
- Sailing/cycling gloves
- Warm hat
- Sailing knife
- Head torch
- Sleeping bag with compression sac
- Swim wear / fast dry towel
- Mountain Bike (if you need, one can be hired locally)
- Travel Insurance with relevant activities (sailing and cycling)
For Skye 2019 we have three available dates:
16th – 21st August
23rd – 28th August
*30th August – 04 September
All of our multi day adventures are booked via Kraken Travel, please click the link below and you will be taken to their Bookings page.
*This date will only run if there is sufficient demand