All aboard Stravaigin!

Welcome aboard Stravaigin Sailing!

Sailing holidays, private yacht charters and multi-activity adventures on Scotland’s West Coast

We welcome you aboard Stravaigin, our 44ft 8-berth sailing yacht that sails from Oban in Scotland. We are a small family-run business that offers sailing holidays, private yacht charters and multi-activity adventures along the stunning West Coast of Scotland, taking in the idyllic coastline, islands, secluded sea lochs, and sheltered coves.

Stravaigin is an old Scots word meaning “to wander with no particular intent”. We like to think that our name encapsules our ethos of immersive, slow adventures, exploring and discovering new landscapes, experiences, foods, cultures and creating meaningful experiences and memories that linger.

We aim to keep these environments thriving for the future by minimising our impact on the planet. Rest assured your sailing holiday will have a massively positive impact on the environment you’ll cruise through, the local communities on this coast and the natural world all around us.

From a day’s yacht charter exploring inner Hebridean islands to a full week sailing holiday spent cruising the West Coast as well as enjoying other outdoor activities either as a couple, with friends or a family group cast off with Stravaigin to discover new and exciting horizons.

With more than 10,000 miles of spectacular coastline, you are sure to enjoy a boating holiday along Scotland’s rugged West Coast. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with the best quality experience where they are free to relax and enjoy the journey as we explore the breathtaking beauty of the Scottish coast.

Sailing on Stravaigin, Oban

Go Exploring

Whether it's Sailing Holidays, Sailing Adventures, or our fully accredited Sailing School, Stravaigin is ready to board!

Sailing Holidays

Sailing Holidays

Fully-catered 4- to 10-day sailing trips exploring the stunning waters of the west coast of Scotland. Visit iconic coastlines and islands, swim, hike and forage along the way, a chance to learn how to sail or just sit back and relax.


Sustainable Travel

Sustainable Travel

Experience the Scottish west coast by harnessing the power of the wind and the sun. You're adventure begins by train to Oban or Mallaig. We use local produce without the food miles, can teach you about marine wildlife and take you on a beach clean or two. 


Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Stravaigin is a small family-run business. Meet our skipper John Ormiston and is his crew of experienced and passionate team of crew, hiking, swim and foraging guides. You're in good hands!


What To Expect

Want to know what to expect on one of our boating holidays or yacht charters? Here are some videos that showcase the areas that we visit and the scenery that you will see along the way. From sailing trips and day yacht charters around Oban to 7- and 10-day sailing holidays to the Outer Hebrides. Take inspiration from the videos below and get in touch to find out more about booking your very own sailing adventure in Scotland.

Stravaigin sailing in her home waters

Dolphins swimming at the bow of Stravaigin

Minke whale visits Stravaigin






St Kilda

Oban 360





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Sailing on Stravaigin, Oban

Get In Touch


07833 103020
Sailing Oban
07833 103020

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