Celebrating a friends 70th Birthday - it was a private charter
A Welcome Pack was received well before the trip with lots of information contained within it - a follow up call to ensure we had received it and did we have any questions
There was an allocated meeting point which served refreshments prior to us embarking - our luggage was transferred to our cabins on board
On board we were welcomed by the crew who introduced themselves and gave us information about the boat including any safety issues. The Captain then discussed with our hosts the proposed plans for the following days.
Crew - four in total including the Captain. They worked as a great team, they worked hard were very approachable and knowledgeable plus they entertained us with a musical evening
Food - superb, beautifully planned and cooked meals using local produce wherever possible. Home made bread, rolls, scones and biscuits that were delicious. Breakfasts that were absolutely worth getting up for. A beautifully set table especially for the evening meal. A good selection of wines - a more than adequate bar. They take note of any dietary requirements
Cabins - good colour scheme, excellent linen, good sized comfortable double bed, local toiletries, good sized wardrobe, soft good sized towels
Some things to be aware of -
You cannot do anything about the weather
When you go on shore you travel on a small tender - the crew members who accompany you will look after you
If you are not on a private charter then you should be prepared to socialise with new people
This trip was on my “bucket list” and it exceeded all my expectations it was wonderful. We had good weather so we have been able to share not only great memories but some wonderful sunsets.
Good size cabin - nice colour scheme - lovely linen and bedding including cushions and throws in the local Harris Tweed. Local Arran toiletries and soft good sized towels. Adequate wardrobe with plenty of coat hangers. Cleaned every day. Good sized very comfortable double bed.