The Royal Scottish Shipping Line
Come join us on The Spirit of Fortitude in the ancient art of sailing in this mythical land, steeped in history yet respectfully progressive. It’s in our bones, it runs through our blood, songs with their spirits and stories past. Set in stone and carved in the ancient standing rocks of Clan Castles and Scotland’s famous Links golf courses with their hallowed grounds. All from centuries gone by, an era of myths and legends of warriors and seafaring Gods from the Norse.
Our voyage is an adventure into a forgotten land where few dare to sail and many dream to dare.
Like our ancestors we live life on the edge, the edge of the world - St Kilda and beyond.
Generations of our family have been living and sailing on the West Coast of Scotland, one of the finest destinations in the world. Recently, Sailing Today voted Scotland as the ‘World’s Best Cruising Ground’. So why not come and experience this amazing secret and discover this unsurpassed beauty and tranquility. Let us pass generations of our knowledge on to you. Take time to eat from the purest larder and drink from ancient hand crafted stills which produce the world’s finest single malt whiskies.
The Royal Scottish Shipping Line offers a wide range of cruising options for three, six, seven, ten and even fourteen night cruises on the luxurious Spirit of Fortitude. Departing from either Greenock near Glasgow for the Inner Clyde, Ireland and the Southern Hebrides, or Oban for access to the Outer Hebrides and the Western and Northern Isles, Orkney and the East coast. We cruise some of Scotland’s most beautiful and sheltered waters including the stunning destination of the remote and historical St Kilda archipelago, a “World Heritage Site”, which never fails to capture the imagination.
Visit the historical gems of Cape Wrath and Scapa Flow, or archeological treasures like the Callanish Standing Stones and natural wonders like Fingal's Cave. Why not choose to find out why Skye has just been voted by National Geographic as the fourth best island in the world.
We also cruise around the Clyde, Scotland's forgotten natural treasure, and we also visit some of the world's most famous and distinctive golf courses, and finest whisky distilleries, we cruise the majestic Caledonian Canal too with her Thomas Telford “Neptune Steps”.
Rich in history and scenery, surrounded by the unpolluted, prehistoric tranquil waters of the Hebrides and the Small Isles – there are sights to entice you at every turn. Our waters are home to dolphins, porpoises, whales, puffins, otters and other rare wildlife, including sea monsters! It is still in many ways an area untouched by the presence of man, one of natures last great wildernesses. Fall in love with the natural beauty around us and see where Harris Tweed gets its distinct colours from - the land, sea and air!
For the first time you can view this remarkable land and seascape from the comfort and privacy of our luxurious super yacht “Spirit of Fortitude” which will effortlessly transport you from one stunning destination to another. Her large saloon, superior state cabins and discreet, confidential and professional crew make her the perfect choice for a holiday that will stay with you for a lifetime.
As well as our scenic set routes, we are happy to arrange private excursions which engage with your own passions and interests, be they history, ornithology, fishing, golf, shooting, walking, water sports - whatever you desire - The Royal Scottish Shipping Line can deliver.
Please call or email and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and advise you of the very best locations Scotland has to offer in order to create your perfect bespoke voyage.