Ocean Endeavour, Scotland Slowly 2019 ex Oban to Aberdeen

Cruise Line
Adventure Canada
Ship
Ocean Endeavour
Cruise Departs
21 Jun 2019
Cruise Duration
10 Nights
Embark Ship
Oban, Scotland
Disembark Ship
Aberdeen, Scotland
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Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
21 Jun 2019
Oban, Scotland
22 Jun 2019
Islay, Scotland
23 Jun 2019
Iona, Scotland
23 Jun 2019
Staffa Island, Scotland
24 Jun 2019
Isle of Skye, Scotland
25 Jun 2019
Mingulay, Scotland
26 Jun 2019
St Kilda, Scotland
27 Jun 2019
Isle of Lewis, Scotland
28 Jun 2019
Kirkwall, Scotland
29 Jun 2019
Foula, Scotland
30 Jun 2019
Mousa, Shetland Isles, Scotland
01 Jul 2019
Aberdeen, Scotland

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Oban to Aberdeen aboard Ocean Endeavour.

Day 1 Oban
Embark the Ocean Endeavour, our home for the next ten nights.

Day 2 Islay
The Queen of the Hebrides, Islay is the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides. This island lies only forty kilometres from the Irish coast. Islay is a haven for seabirds, thanks to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream.

Islay is world-famous for fine whisky, thanks to clear waters, fine peat and barley. The capital of Islay is Bowmore, known for its distilleries and is home of the Bowmore Round Kirk.

Day 3 Iona & Staffa
The isle of Staffa is famed for basaltic formations and numerous caves. The best known of these is Fingal’s Cave, a spectacular geological feature named for the Celtic hero. Originally known in Gaelic as “the melodious cave”, it provided the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s overture, The Hebrides.

St. Columba established his monastery at nearby Iona—the burial place of kings. The restored Iona Abbey complex preserves two outstanding eighth-century crosses and a splendid collection of sculpture.

Day 4 Skye
This is a fabulous day for birders, photographers, and hikers. En route to the Isle of Skye, we sail by the cliffs at Lunga, where razorbills, guillemots, and puffins make their nests.

We will cruise the southwestern shore of Skye to visit Loch Coruisk, a freshwater loch accessed through Loch Scavaig. Here we find one of the finest mountainscapes in Britain, backed by the Cullin Mountains. We will hike the western shore and revel in the view.

Day 5 Mingulay
The Outer Hebrides are the stronghold of Gaelic culture and language. Mingulay, however, has been uninhabited by humans since 1912. Instead, puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes, shags, fulmars, razorbills, eagles, and peregrine falcons make their homes here.

A large natural arch, towering cliffs, and dramatic sea stacks are found at Mingulay. The island inspired the “Mingulay Boat Song”. Today it is managed by the National Trust.

Day 6 St Kilda
The archipelago known as St. Kilda was inhabited until 1930. Today, St. Kilda is a World Heritage Site, protecting fascinating ruins as well as natural heritage features.

Seabirds thrive on the island of Hirta—notably, puffins, fulmars, and the largest gannet colony in Britain (and the second-largest in the world). Hirta is also home to feral sheep left by the departing islanders. Enormous cliffs offer dramatic ocean views for our hikers!

Day 7 Isle of Lewis
Lewis is the largest of the Hebridean Islands and a Gaelic stronghold. Harris Tweed has its headquarters on Lewis. Its product is hand woven exclusively in the Outer Hebrides by weavers working at home. We’ll visit Stornoway, the island’s capital.

On the west side of Lewis is Callanish, one of Britain’s most important Stone Age sites. Callanish’s standing stones are said to be giants who were punished by St. Kieran for refusing to convert to Christianity.

Day 8 Kirkwall
Our morning begins with the Old Man of Hoy, a distinctive 137-metre red sandstone sea stack.

We’ll visit the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, we’ll find the 4,000-year-old Ring of Brodgar and Maes Howe, a chambered cairn estimated to have been constructed around 2700 BC.

Day 9 Papa Stour & Foula
Marine and bird life flourish at Papa Stour among cliffs, caves, sea stacks, and blowholes. There are numerous Neolithic burial sites, as well as Norse Ruins.

Twenty-three kilometres west of the Shetland Islands, Foula is the most remote inhabited island in the UK. Here, a few dozen folk make their homes, many preserving traditional methods of agriculture and subsistence. Arctic terns, red-throated divers, and great skuas may be found here.

Day 10 Mousa
A fine birding island, uninhabited Mousa is home to a Special Protection Area (SPA) for breeding storm petrels. It is also the site of the best preserved broch in the world. These fortified structures are unique to Scotland. The Mousa broch dates to the Iron Age and is mentioned in two Norse sagas. Its original purpose is a matter of debate and speculation. We’ll explore the massive monument and climb the inner staircase.

Day 11 Aberdeen
The Ocean Endeavour arrives in Aberdeen in the morning. You may choose to extend your stay in Scotland, take part in one of our optional extensions, or make your way home from here.

Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer.

Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.

Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 137 metres
  • Maiden Voyage: 1982
  • Refurbished: 2014
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 198
  • Ship Registration: Finland

Ship Amenities

  • Radio
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning

Ship Facilities

  • Neptune Lounge
  • Polaris Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Cafe Katarina
  • Shopping Boutique
  • Children’s Swiming Pool

Founded in 1987, Adventure Canada was created to bring travellers to Canada’s “blank spaces”, those areas whose remoteness alone made them special. Over the last fifteen years, along with our guests, we have discovered that there is so much that is extraordinary about the places we travel, from the landscape, wildlife and culture to the history, art and archeology that is unique to every destination. It is our belief that there is so much to see “beyond the binoculars” that drives us to delve deeper into our favourite places with every expedition and continually seek out new destinations.

We travel by small expedition ship, the best suited mode of transportation for remote exploration. The number of passengers on our voyages run between 45 and 100, depending on the ship we choose. We believe that these small vessels are superior, as they not only allow us to gain access to places not accessible by larger vessels, but our fleet of Zodiac landing craft permit us to visit some of the most remote places imaginable – the key to expeditionary travel.

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