Sail the Hebrides with your Scottish Hosts

Skippered yacht charter with a warm Highland welcome

Colin and PaulineMoonshadow Yacht Charter was founded in 2009 by Scots couple, Colin and Pauline Taylor, who have been cruising and racing yachts in Scotland for over 40 years.

Colin is a Yachtmaster Instructor and worked for various companies, before setting up his own RYA sea school. As a yacht charter skipper he has worked with both private and corporate clients, managing a wide range of sailing activities in Scotland including team building events, outward bound projects and sail training programmes. He is also a great storyteller and will keep you entertained with tales about the islands we visit, their history and folklore.

Your hostsPauline spends much of her time in the galley, but sometimes appears on deck to lend a hand! She believes that making something good to eat can lift the spirits in the way little else can and her hand crafted home cooking is presented with care and thought.

Living in North Argyll, Colin and Pauline have a wealth of local knowledge. They know the most idyllic Hebridean anchorages, the best places to see wildlife and the most interesting historical and cultural sites to visit.

A warm West Highland welcome

Highland tradition states that crossing the threshold transforms the stranger into the guest – and as you step aboard Moonshadow we warmly welcome you into our home!


I cannot tell you how much fun we had on the week with you, it was simply splendid in EVERY respect – stunning! The balance of sailing, eating, ’entertainment’, food, wine, fun, geography, Scottish history, etc was just perfect.

C. Jones, Edinburgh

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Moonshadow Yacht Charter Ltd, Registered in Scotland No: SC301519
Registered Office: Moss Cottage, Moss Road, North Connel, by Oban, Argyll, PA37 1TX, Scotland, UK