A Suggested itinerary for a One Week Charter

This is suggested as a starting point for people who haven’t visited the Clyde before. If you are an old Clyde hand you will no doubt have a long list of places you want to go)

Day 1

To Millport

It’s mid afternoon or later, so if you want to get started on your adventure then an hour’s sail to Millport is a possibility. There are visitors’ moorings here and a lively wee town.

Day 2

To Rothesay or Port Bannatyne

If the wind suits you might head up to Rothesay at the bottom of the East Kyle of Bute. Kilchattan Bay can make a pleasant detour for a lunch stop in settled conditions. Two or three miles further on you will find the new marina at Port Bannatyne.

Day 3

Rothesay – Tarbert via the Kyles of Bute

A spectacular sail, with the wind sure to be in your favour at some point on your serpentine course. Drop a lunch hook at the beautiful Burnt Islands or Caladh harbour. The new marina at Portavadie, opposite Tarbert, is an alternative destination.

Day 4

Tarbert – Lochranza

An easy sail to this sheltered sea loch at the North end of the spectacular Isle of Arran. Lochranza now has a short-stay pontoon.

Day 5

Lochranza – Lamlash / Holy Isle

A sail down the exposed East coast of Arran under its spectacular ridges feels a little more adventurous after the sheltered waters you have enjoyed so far, but there are plenty of sheltered anchorages in the huge natural harbour of Lamlash bay – or pick up a visitors’ mooring.

Day 6

Explore Arran

Perhaps back to Brodick and take a visitors mooring while you go ashore to explore Arran. Be warned though – the bay is very exposed NE to SE. Alternatives are East to Ardrossan or North back to Millport and the sheltered waters of the Largs channel – or just stay and play in the sheltered waters of Lamalash Bay.

Day 7

Heading back to Largs

A leisurely sail back to Largs to enjoy the facilities of this very well equipped marina on your last night aboard Guillemot.