12 Aug

Surreal….

A lovely photo of one of our yachts ‘Pollyanna’ floating in the fog in Loch Sheildaig this morning. Very surreal !!

Image taken by and copyright to Steve Carter.

01 Jun

The ‘Wide Mouthed Frog’ pub

Please note that the on site Hotel/pub restaurant – the ‘Wide Mouthed Frog’ closed during the pandemic and has not as yet reopened.

There are many excellent restaurants nearby such as…..

The Falls of Lora Hotel – traditional good quality fayre – in the village of Connel

The Oyster Inn – fish orientated but some none fish dishes too – in the village of Connel

Poppies – excellent breakfast and lunches – 500m from the Marina

Cuan Mor – wide variety of dishes – Oban town centre

Ee Usk – fish restaurant – Oban town centre

Taj Mahal – excellent Indian food – Oban town centre

If you are driving to a restaurant please be mindful that Scotlands drink drive limit is lower than almost anywhere else in Europe.

Why not get a taxi and relax !!

Etive Taxis – 01631 566880

Lorn Taxis – 01631 564744

Argyll Taxis – 01631 565293

 

 

01 May

A wedding!

It isn’t every day that someone gets married on a yacht in Dunstaffnage Marina!!

The happy couple were married on 29th April 2022 aboard their yacht ‘Reiver’s Moon’.

‘Reiver’s Moon was formerly known as ‘Goldrush’ and was in our charter fleet for many years.

Everyone at Alba Sailing wishes the happy couple all the best for a long and happy future together.

08 Sep

Autumn bookings and availability

As Autumn approaches and the end of the season looms over the horizon there are still a few weeks available in September.

The days are a little shorter and usually it is a bit cooler – but today – 8th September – it’s 26º and a nice warm breeze!!!

If you would like to fit in a quick sail before the end of the season please call us on 01631 565630 or email charter@alba-sailing.co.uk

 

 

10 Sep

Bookings for 2022

It looks like 2022 is going to be another year of the ‘staycation’ and our message is – if you are thinking about sailing on the West coast of Scotland next year then you really need to book now to avoid disappointment.

All 2022 charter bookings include a free outboard, the tablet with Navionics has proved a huge hit with our customers this year and every boat is now equipped with this facility as well as the virtual handovers on the same tablet which will all remain in place for 2022.

If you book in 2021 for 2022 you will only be charged the 2021 price!

We look forward to hearing from our customers old and new.

10 Jul

Lucky catch or great skill ???

A couple who were out on our yacht True Blue last week sent us this great photo when they returned home. Was it a lucky right place – right time photo or incredible skill ??? 😉

You choose – either way its a lovely photo.