Five Reasons to go on a Sailing Charter Holiday in Scotland


If you’re poring over holiday and hotel brochures trying to decide where to go on your next trip, stop what you’re doing and consider something completely different – but something 100 times more memorable and relaxing. Consider a sailing charter holiday in Scotland. Here’s why:

All the Perks of Sailing but None of the Work!

Whether you are new to sailing or you’ve sailed before, a skippered yacht charter holiday in Scotland will be your most memorable holiday yet.  It’s better than a hotel!  Going on a sailing charter holiday with your own dedicated professional skipper means you’ll get all the perks of sailing, but none of the work. You’ll be free to sit back and relax on the water while the skipper takes care of the sailing for you.  You can simply focus on your surroundings, and believe us when we say, there’s nothing like seeing the beauty of Scotland from our waters.

Build Your Own Itinerary

The itinerary is completely up to you. Where have you always wanted to sail? Would you like to cruise up the loch to one of our renowned seafood restaurants (did we tell you that Scotland’s seafood is highly sought after by the best chefs in Europe – it’s that good)? Or would you prefer we take you to some of our best, and quietest, beaches and bays. Alternatively, would you prefer to visit somewhere a little livelier on the coast to enjoy some fabulous Scottish hospitality – perhaps Inveraray, Oban, or Brodick on Arran, an island that’s often referred to as Scotland in miniature. Like most charter companies, we’ll work with you to come up with your perfect itinerary. You’ll benefit from our experience and the knowledge of the skipper (generally our skippers are the friendliest, most professional seafarers ever).


Landscape view of Loch Fyne in Inveraray - Sailing charter holiday in Scoland

The mirror like waters of Loch Fyne around Inveraray


Scotland’s Landscape

A sailing charter holiday in Scotland is particularly special, and one of the best sailing destinations in Europe. Why? The landscape. It is awe inspiring and even if you’re from Scotland or you’ve visited before, seeing the country from the water gives you a completely different perspective on those majestic mountains and sweeping glens. Then there’s the wildlife. Depending on the time of year and exact location, you could see otters, seals, eagles, and sea eagles – even dolphins and whales. Or you might see the regal red deer stags roaming the hillside from your spot on the water. View our fleet of vessels that will potentially provide the means for you to truly enjoy Scotland’s beautiful landscape.

Landscape image of Lochranza on the Isle of Arran with red deer silhouetted in the foreground - Sailing charter holiday in Scoland

Sunset on Lochranza, Isle of Arran – and silhouettes of our native red deer stags

See More – Without the Traffic!

Not only will you see the country from a new perspective, but you’ll see lots of the country too! In other words, you will cover lots of ground – or should that be water?! We think it is a much better experience traveling aboard the comfort of the yacht than it is being in the car or bus, traveling from A to B. You’ll see far more as you travel, and there won’t be any traffic jams or ferry timetables to worry about. You could go island hopping on the Inner Hebrides, or explore the rugged and beautiful west coast – from Arran all the way to Ardnamurchan, the choice is yours. Every day you’ll wake up to a new view.

Freedom and Tranquility

You will really enjoy the feeling of freedom and tranquility. You’ll wake up each morning on tranquil and peaceful waters, with a real feeling of freedom. You and your party will be the only tourists around. Your holiday will be private and peaceful if you want it to be – and that’s difficult to achieve in the modern world these days, isn’t it? It’s the perfect getaway and chance to recharge, which is so important in modern life.

Coloured houses reflecting on the water in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull - Sailing charter holiday in Scoland

The tranquil, yet colourful waters around Tobermory on the Island of Mull mirror the famous coloured houses


So – what do you think? Is going on a sailing charter holiday in Scotland something you’d like to do?  There’s one other thing to point out. Chartering holidays are cheaper than you think. Flamingo Yacht Charters would be delighted to help you and discuss your requirements. We offer a substantial range of yachts for hire  – one of the best ranges in Scotland.  Please do get in touch.  Please contact us at if you have any questions, or alternatively, visit our Flamingo Yacht Charters Facebook page.

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