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Why choose Longbow Cruising?

Many people would like to go on a sailing holiday but are hesitant for the following reasons:

  1. They don't feel ready to charter bareboat (self-skippered) but don't want to lose their privacy in a large crew of strangers.
  2. They don't want to have to think about producing food in unfamiliar conditions and while the boat might be sailing.
  3. They worry about their lack of sailing knowledge and don't know where to start.
  4. They don't want to buy expensive, specialised clothing that might never be used again.
  5. They have heard stories about marine toilets which do not sound good!

If that sounds like you then read on!

Longbow Cruising has specifically attempted to respond to these concerns by providing

  • an owner/skipper who understands these worries and who will modify the cruise to suit the group;
  • a welcome to beginners and experienced sailors alike;
  • a high quality, comfortable and exceptionally spacious yacht which can still be chartered by a single family or small group;
  • an all inclusive deal (no hidden charges): safety gear, foul-weather clothing, bedding, food etc. are included;
  • versatility in charter periods, sailing grounds and themes: the West Coast of Scotland provides sheltered waters and safe anchorages;
  • instruction in all aspects of sailing and cruising appropriate to the group;
  • a welcome to families with children by providing suitable activities and interests;
  • the freedom to participate in the sailing as much or as little as desired.

Obviously having a skipper aboard does not allow for complete privacy but:
  he does have his own cabin so his presence need not be intrusive;
    he has the expertise to maximise enjoyment and minimise worry;
      he will also be the main cook and bottle washer!

Image: At the wheel

You can read more about the types of cruises we offer, including family holidays, sail training and corporate entertainment elsewhere on our site.


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