Scotland is a country which forms part of the United Kingdom. It is perched on the outer rim of Europe and forms the northern part of Great Britain and is about two-thirds the size of England and Wales which occupy the remaining portion of land. Scotland is surrounded by sea on 3 sides, to the West and to the North by the Atlantic Ocean and to the East by the North Sea. There is a Scot saying which often say that the ‘’guid gear comes from the sma ‘bouk’, meaning that good things come from small packages, when visiting Scotland you will see that it is true. Despite its small size, Scotland host many treasures which are crammed into its compact territory in the Great Britain. There is always something to suit all taste in the country. The drama and the sheer variety of Scotland’s numerous natural features never fail to impress even the most reticent visitors. The country is dotted with an amazing range of landscapes, from the gentle rolling hills of Dumfries and the famous Galloway to the breaking peaks of the Cairngorms, and from the rugged coastlines of the north east to the sub-tropical gardens of Wester Ross. Scotland is a renowned yacht charter destination in the Great Britain, and its beaches to the East attract most of its visitors and yacht charterers alike.
During a yacht charter trip in Scotland, you will surely come across the 150km route which stretches from the North Queensferry to the Tay Bridge. You will have the opportunity to discover a large variety along your way from rugged cliffs views and some internationally nature reserve to the numerous historic castles and the colorful fishing villages. You can choose which part of the route you want to explore, based on your interests and walking experience. Most of the yacht charterers prefer to take the Burntisland to East Wemyss section of the route to enjoy from the variety of activities and sightseeing places there. These include the Harbourmaster House which overlooks the historic harbor of Dysart. You may also enjoy the famous Fife Coastal Path and enjoy most of the beaches and the maritime historic sites in the area. You will have the occasion to visit the Royal Burgh of Kinghorn, the geological remnants of The Binn Volcano, the beautiful sands of Pettycur Bay and Ravenscraig Castle. For history lovers, they can explore a large number of castles and ancient building s along the Fife Coastal Path which offers a fascinating view of the Fife’s past, from its crumbling ruins and majestic fortifications to cathedrals and monuments of industrial heritage. The Aberdour Castle, Rosyth Castle and Culross Abbey are also worth a visit. Aboard your yacht, you have the opportunity to explore the endless stretches of golden sand, miles of clear waters and picturesque fishing towns, discover a perfect day by the sea in Scotland. Stroll in the fresh air on long days when the sun barely sets, or navigate the waves to visit the numerous Scottish islands and experience life in small communities surrounded by beautiful scenery. From sea kayaking to cycling, you will find plenty of activities and might even spot seals or basking sharks. A little further by boat and you can uncover the famous Hebrides.
Yacht chartering in Scotland.
Yacht chartering in Scotland is based on a simple reason, it is a breathtaking and exhilarating experience. The main yacht charter season in Scotland runs from April to October, when the country is not frozen solid. The most settled weather is usually in May and June. The region is dotted with some dramatic scenery, gorgeous anchorages, islands with castles, lochs and Celtic Fairy tales will keep you intrigued through your yacht charter vacation in the area. The mystical history of Scotland is just about as exciting as the sailing in Firth of Clyde. In the Hebrides you will find towering Highland mountain scenes and pristine villages around protected harbors. The cruising in this area can be challenging due to large tides, currents and occasional Atlantic Ocean storms. It is, however, possible to find inside passages to most of the more interesting areas. Oban is also worth a visit, and is an ideal starting point to discover the Isle of Skye, Mull, Eigg and Rhum. Scotch whiskey lovers will have heard these names before. There are numerous good anchorages, on most of the Islands; otherwise Portee is a great harbor on the Isle of Skye. You can sail further towards the Clyde Estuary where you’ll find picturesque ports and typical warm, west Coast hospitality. And you can sail further towards Kilbrannan Sound between Arran and Kintyre and also the Caledonian Canal where you can often spot basking sharks.