Sgarbh will be launched in March for the 2023 season and boat trips will be available out of Crinan from the 1st of April till the end of October.
Come and join us aboard for island hopping and wildlife adventures! From short scheduled trips to private half and full day sails aboard the classic retired fishing boat Sgarbh. Enjoy fresh langoustines while taking in the unparalleled beauty of Scotland's west coast. Multiple day island hopping cruises can also be arranged.
For those that love their whisky why not charter the Sgarbh for this years acclaimed 'Islay whisky festival', the hub of Scotch whisky. A fantastic way to taste the drams and explore Islay. The festival runs between the 26th of May to the 3rd of June. Every bed and ferry is already booked up on the island but we can get you there on the Sgarbh and with a bunk!
For further information please contact Ross the Skipper at:
email: [email protected]
The Sgarbh is a fully restored classic motor boat moored at Crinan right outside the hotel which overlooks the Crinan Canal, the gateway to the Atlantic and the islands.
The Sgarbh (gaelic for cormorant, the sea bird) was built in 1947 on the river Clyde near Glasgow by Adams of Gourock as a herring fishing boat. She retired from fishing in 1953 and then was beautifully fitted out below for cruising.
She is built of teak, fully varnished and completely original, the last of her type. Weighing over 20 tons and at 40 foot long she is solid and safe.
Charters can be tailored to suit your preferences with personalised itineraries. The boat is coded for up to 12 passengers during the day and 4 passengers for overnight charters. Fresh seafood and other local produce can be prepared by the hotel and served during your cruise.
The boat is run by Ross Ryan. Ross works as a full time artist. As well as painting, he has sailed all his life and holds a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster offshore ticket in both motor and sail.
Full or half day trips from Loch Crinan, visiting and passing the beautiful local islands with lunch ashore on the beach or aboard. The boat can start from inside the Crinan Canal which is fascinating.
Sailing for more than one day, visiting different islands and staying ashore in local hotels. This can also be tied in with touring malt whisky distilleries such as Oban, Jura and the Islay malts.
Heading out to the stunning beaches and beautiful west coast villages. Materials and tuition can
be provided or you can be left to your own devices. The Scottish colourist trail to Iona will follow in the footsteps of Cadel, Peploe and Ferguson; renowned Scottish painters.
Call or email the hotel for availability or ring the skipper direct on 077 66 277 818 or email [email protected]
You can visit the Sgarbh website here: crinanclassiccharters.co.uk
Please note - The Sgarbh may not be available during the winter months - the Hotel can advise about other local boats which offer trips from Crinan and elsewhere locally.
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