Welcome to the Isle of Skye Yachts website. If this is your first visit to the site, we are delighted to introduce you to our wonderful cruising area and attractive fleet of modern yachts. If you have sailed with us before you will already know the joy of sailing on well equipped yachts in the beautiful waters of Skye with spectacular scenery all round. For those of you not familiar with the Company, Isle of Skye Yachts offer Bareboat and Skippered Yacht Charter and RYA Courses as well as a range of support services to visiting yachts and Corporate Charters. The Company have an excellent reputation built up over a number of years and have won several Awards including the 2013 SCDI Crown Estates Award for One to Watch Award for Excellence in a Marine Business and have recentlybeen nominated in the Best Outdoor/Adventure Experience category for the 2016/2017 Scottish Thistle Awards.
Most charters run on a weekly basis commencing on Friday or Saturday (see price list for details), but other days can be arranged, particularly at short notice. There are often Special Offers available for Mid and Low season dates or for bookings at short notice.
Starting your charter holiday from the Isle of Skye leads you into the heart of one of the best cruising areas in the world. Most people visiting for the first time for a one week holiday would plan a circumnavigation of Skye if the weather is appropriate. The fact that you can sail around the island limits the need to set off in one direction and then have to return the same way. There are endless destinations to choose from in the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Small Isles, Skye itself and the remote and dramatic North West Mainland of Scotland.
As well as a selection of classic remote anchorages, if your preference is to dine out on Gourmet food, there are a number of wonderful restaurants and pubs to choose from. The location of some of these establishments has to be experienced to be believed!
you cruise in the area there is interesting marine life to be seen.
Puffins, seals, dolphins, whales, basking sharks, porpoises, otters and
many, many sea birds are regularly observed and photographed by
customers. If you would like to spend time ashore then there are plenty
of hill walking opportunities and a number of castles, distilleries and other places
of interest to visit during your sail in the area. For the family
parties and those who long to walk barefoot in the sand there are also
beautiful and remote beaches to visit.
Whether you are chartering a yacht or on an RYA Course you will be concerned about navigating in the area. This is quite straightforward with only a very few tidal gates which can determine your time of departure/arrival. Should the weather prove to be inclement then there is always the option of staying in the Inner Sound where there is an excellent selection of anchorages and moorings to visit as well as full marina facilites at Mallaig..
The company is based at Armadale/Ardvasar on the Isle of Skye. When you arrive to board your yacht for your holiday it will be on one of our moorings in Armadale Bay. The Company has a boatyard, workshop and office facilities at Ardvasar about ½ mile away – this is where most of the yachts live during the winter.
There has been a successful yacht charter operation at Armadale since the 1975. It is now a Limited Company run by hands on Directors Mark and Charmian Entwistle and a dedicated staff team. As experienced sailors themselves they do everything possible to ensure that your charter or course will run smoothly from start to finish. Their attention to detail is excellent and there is an broad range of services available to customers. Whatever your requirements just ask for more information and they will help you if at all possible.
The company offers a variety of services to visiting yachts including moorings, gas, diesel and minor repairs. Showers are available at the boatyard for all visitors.
Details of all the yachts available can be found on this website and there is a selection of possible itineraries to choose from to whet your appetite. If you would like more information about any aspect of planning a holiday with Isle of Skye Yachts then we will be delighted to hear from you.
|Royal Yachting Association Approved Training Centre||Member of the Federation of Small Businesses||Association of Scottish Yacht Charterers||2013 Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards Finalist|
Above: Skye Bridge, Sailing in the Inner Sound, Seal, Castle Moil, Mark and Charmian with their 2013 award