Itineraries and Trails
Planning a cruise? Below are some suggested itineraries & trails for you to try out. If you have been to the MalinWaters region before and would like to suggest an itinerary for others to try out, contact us we would love to share your experience with others.
Campbeltown and the Firth of Clyde to north Antrim and Lough Swilly
The crossing from Campbeltown to Rathlin or Ballycastle is 34 miles, or from the anchorage at Sanda only 22 miles. It’s essential to make this crossing on the north- and westgoing tide, since the tide runs at 4 to 5 knots at the Mull of Kintyre and up to 6 knots in Rathlin Sound.
Firth of Clyde to the Antrim coast and Belfast Lough
The return trip fits into a week, or can be done in an active long weekend if the tides are favourable. From the upper Firth, Lamlash and Troon are the convenient departure points on the most direct route, a 56 mile crossing to Belfast Lough or Glenarm.
Oban and west Argyll to the Antrim coast and Belfast Lough
This is a beautiful cruising ground with a combination of inshore and offshore sailing amid wonderful and varied scenery. The channels among the southern Hebrides offer a number of alternative routes.
Portrush and north Antrim to west Donegal and Sligo
This cruise needs three weeks for detailed exploration but will fit into a fortnight. There are visitors’ moorings at Culdaff, but most yachts make the 42-mile trip from Portrush or Coleraine to Lough Swilly in a single voyage.