The Orcades is a wooden hull cruising vessel built in 1973 and fitted out to an exceptionally high standard. Powered by diesel engine, it has a cruising speed of 8.5 knots and a top speed of 10 to 12. It can berth at a quayside and has the advantage of a 5 meter RIB to transfer passengers ashore in shallow water.
Visit famous caves, magical castles and beutiful Abbeys, or take in gorgeous view and scenery and visit sandy beaches across the West Coast Islands.
Visit the famous Tom Morris designed course’Askernish’ based in South Uist and Traigh golf course, one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world”.
There are many restaurants that are recommended in Oban, Skye, Port Appin, Lochline and Gigha to name a few.
Visit the distilleries of Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bruichladdich, Talisker, Torabhaig and many more.
Sea / Wild Life
Keep an eye out for whales, dolphins, sea eagles and seals on your trip on board the Orcades.
Fish for Mackerel, Saithe and lythe which you can cook and eat alfresco on board.