The Cruising Area - Kyles of Bute, The Cumbraes and Loch Fyne
The Clyde is a beautiful area, at its best seen from the water. The most sheltered waters are in the beautiful Kyles of Bute, the narrow stretches of water that separate the island of Bute from the mainland the North. Even when the wind is blowing hard and raising a chop in Loch Fyne you can enjoy peaceful sailing in the Kyles.
Leaving our mooring in Loch Riddon we pass the pretty anchorage of Caladh Harbour. To port are the Burnt Islands and the narrow passage between them. Heading down the West Kyle we pass the Maids of Bute, two painted standing stones that Para Handy himself was reputed to have been the first to paint "chust for the towerists".
As the Kyle widens out we pass the pretty villages of Tighnabruaich and Kames to starboard on the mainland of Argyll. We are now approaching the more open water of Loch Fyne, with spectacular views of Arran beginning to open up. If the weather is suitable we might make for Lochranza, sheletered under Arrans's high mountains, or perhaps we will head round Ardlamont Point and visit Millport and the Cumbraes before heading back towards Rothesay and up the East Kyle to Loch Riddon.
The actual itinerary will be tailored towards the wishes of our customers, with of course an eye on the weather as well. Wherever our cruise takes us we promise spectacular scenery and comfortable sailing aboard Black Pearl.