Food on Board
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Dining on the Water

Food is something we pay particular attention to on Stravaigin, we like food! We believe in serving delicious locally sourced produce, fresh from the sea or off the local lands whenever possible.

We work closely with our local suppliers, who are excellent at delivering our produce straight to our door. Alternatively, we collect locally from them to provide you with the best the west coast of Scotland can offer. Our contacts with local providers regularly see us getting fish and shellfish straight from the boat, with zero air or land miles just a sea passage!

A chance to meet up with a prawn boat or scallop diver often results in a fresh catch brought aboard and cooked in front of you, we even have top tips on oyster shucking and lobster hypnotising!

Breakfast is typically fresh yoghurt, fruit and granola followed up with a cooked option, like eggs Florentine “Stravaigin style” or scrambled eggs and smoked trout - we never serve farmed salmon.

We serve hot drinks and homemade snacks mid-morning. Lunch is generally simple - homemade soup, salads, wraps or something warm for colder days.

Dinner is the main event...

At the end of a full day sailing, once we have dropped the anchor or tied alongside a berth, is the perfect time to freshen up, pour a glass and sit down to share a tasty, home-cooked meal with your crew mates. Sitting round the salon table or outside in the cockpit enjoying good locally sourced food is a special time and at the heart of what we do.

We pride ourselves on using excellent produce that we enjoy as a family and take pride in sharing with our guests. Have a read at our reviews and you will see why our guests love our food just as much as the amazing scenery and experiences aboard Stravaigin.

Find out more about our local suppliers:


Our meat is mainly venison from Forest Field & Glen - sourced and processed in Barcaldine our home village, the deer responsibly culled from the surrounding forest area.

Lamb and beef is supplied by local Oban Butcher and friend, Alister Jackson and we enjoy a bit of craic when we go to collect it from the shop!

For pork, we turn to Wee Pig Company in Glen Musdale.


The fish we serve, if not brought on board by a chance meeting, is supplied by Iain Stewart and delivered from Mallaig freshly landed. We use sustainably caught white fish and only hand-dived scallops and creel caught langoustine if on the menu. We choose not to serve farmed salmon.

Local friend and shellfish farmer of the year 2022, Judith Vajk, supplies our amazing oysters. A zinc-packed power treat, served chilled and with her own recommended accompaniments. Caledonian Oysters is along the lochside from our home so it is too tempting to pop in for a chat and a delicious oyster shot when out for a walk.

We regularly treat our guests to mussels from Inverlussa Mussels in Loch Spelve (Isle of Mull) and hand-dived scallops from Grant Fulton on the Isle of Harris.


Baking, a real treat on a chilly morning after a bracing swim, is a real family affair. If not baked by the Captain’s own wife or Mum is supplied by our son’s partner Holly of Solace Bakery, especially home-baked for us. Sticky cinnamon buns, huge gooey cookies, tangy lemon drizzle cake and moist spicy fruit loaf are just some of the sweet treats awaiting you.


More of our vegetables and vegetarian/vegan treats come from Naked Veg in Oban.

The menu is carefully designed to offer you a different dish each day, some meat, some fish and some vegetarian to make sure it is healthy, varied and delicious! We strive to use local produce whenever possible which is better for you, the environment and benefits the local coastal communities we call home.

Sunset dinner on board
Fresh fish from the kitchen
Lobster for dinner
Collecting wild ingredients on a foraging cruise
A seafood platter on deck
Fresh oysters
Local bread and cheese
Langoustine dinner
Seafood feast
Fresh bread from a local bakery
Delightful dinner
Mediterranean-style Nettles With Hogweed, Lime, Chilli, Pine Nuts, Olives, Feta, Rice And Kaffir Yogurt
Sailing on Stravaigin, Oban

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