In part three, the final post in this series about Corporate Incentives on Scottish Waters, Elaine introduces us to some more refined ways of enjoying Scotland's inland and sea Lochs. 

You've heard about which Lochs to visit and seen Bill's video on getting 'wet and wild' on Loch Lomond, now it's time relax a little and discover what sailing in Scotland can offer corporate incentive groups.

Below you'll find my suggested sailing activities for different group sizes, but remember this is only a teeny tiny sample of what's available!

Sailing Sensations!

50 - 100 pax Spring - Autumn Ideal for those who want hands on experience, mixed with some time to relax and enjoy the views.

Starting from Largs on the west coast, 5 chartered boats will sail from the port around Isle of Bute or through the Kyles of Bute. On board the participants will learn the ropes becoming part of the 'crew' and get the chance to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Lunch is served on board and dinner could be served at the stunning Ardgowan Estate.

Pride Of The Clyde

20-30 pax SummerIdeal day trip for couples who want great scenery, tasty food and local knowledge

Arrive at the Royal Gourock Yacht Club where the group will receive a piper welcome onto their yachts. From here, the group sail the Kyles of Bute, stopping at Colintraive Hotel for lunch or a BBQ on the beach! A wildlife expert can be on hand to help participants discover Scotland's wildlife - in the sea, air and on land! The group would return via Kip Marina and finish off the day with a hearty dinner and folk music entertainment.

Cruise into the Sunset

40 - 240  All year round Ideal for those who don't have time in their program for a full day's sailing, but want to experience Scotland's Lochs.  

Charter the Sir Walter Scott Paddle Steamer which has been at Loch Katrina for over a century! Or, take a cruise on Loch Lomond to discover those famous Scottish views. Consider an afternoon cruise, dinner, or even a drinks reception - the cruises are flexible and a great treat for incentive participants!

This 3 part Scottish Water feature is in honour of our Canal Challenge for global water charity Just A Drop.

Here’s more about the Canal Challenge…

Teams of 4 (2 cyclists & 2 canoeists) will take on the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals. The cyclists will ride 55 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh and the Canoeists will join them for the final 15 miles from Linlithgow to Edinburgh.

The aim is to raise money for Just a Drop’s most essential water projects around the world. A child dies every 20 seconds from a water-borne disease and all it takes to provide a child with safe clean water for 10 years is £1.

You can help Hello Scotland support Just a Drop in saving lives by donating to our Canal Challenge fund. Simply text HSJD99 to 70070 to donate £5 or go online and donate at www.justgiving.com/The-Canal-Challenge

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