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About North Coast Sailing
On skippered charter, cruise Rathlin, The Mull of Kintyre and Scotland's magnificent west coast from our home berth in Ballycastle Marina. Our unique location will allow you to discover the history, geography and geology of the astounding coasts of the North of Ireland and the West Coast of Scotland, whilst stopping off at picturisque locations with the best pubs and restaurants along the way.
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

Another amazing experience on our now yearly adventure with Tony on the yacht Nebraska! This time we visited the newly created marina and spa at Portavadie, the stunning scenery of the Kyles of Bute, the towns of Largs and Campbeltown and finished up in Portrush...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

An epic weekend onboard yacht Nebraska. My first solo trip in almost 9yrs with a dear & like minded female friend turned out to be one of our most memorable trips. We sailed from Ballycastle having taken the option to stay onboard an extra evening...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Tony D, Owner at North Coast Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Susie thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. It was great to have you and Karen on board but even better than you'll come back to do it all over again. Looking forward to it already.

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Just returned home from a simply fantastic weekend onboard yacht Nebraska and skipper Tony Dunlop. We pulled out of Ballycastle early Friday morning on our way to Port Patrick, neither myself or my 3 friends had ever been to this part of Scotland before but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tony D, Owner at North Coast Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Paul thank you so much for your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed the trip to Portpatrick which is a personal favourite of mine. We certainly had a blast and I'm delighted you'll be back next year to do it all over again. She was a...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018

My wife and I have sailed for many years from Nova Scotia to the Bahamas and every where in between. We have sailed the Sea of Cortez and the Caribbean. We have just returned home from sailing with Captain Tony Dunlop of North Coast Sailing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Tony D, Owner at North Coast Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

I'm so delighted that you all enjoyed the trip. I can't deny, you were super lucky with the weather. I'd love to say it's like that all the time! It was great to have you all on board for this extended voyage and I'd love...More

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This was my first experience on a sailing boat, and it really did not disappoint! Tony is the the perfect host and a super professional skipper, he made us feel at ease immediately and ensured we all knew the drill from a safety point of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Ahh it was magical a great four days spent with my brother and friend celebrating a big birthday. Right from the start it was good lovely to meet Tony the skipper who was informative and friendly. He has great patience and genuinely complimentary when you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Tony D, Owner at North Coast Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thanks so much for your review and for taking the time to share some photos too. I'm delighted you enjoyed the experience and can't wait to welcome you on board again for the next adventure!

Reviewed July 3, 2017

I have just returned from an amazing seven nights cruising/sailing aboard the beautiful yacht Nebraska. I joined the boat in Ballycastle with three other strangers and we set sail for the Island of Jura. Tony is a brilliant host and immediately put me at ease...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

I joined 4 others on a 6 day voyage leaving Ballycastle to explore, amongst other places the islands of Jura, Mull and Gigha. I had a fantastic time. Tony is the skipper and Yachtmaster qualified. I have sailed on many other trips and could tell...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Tony D, Owner at North Coast Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

Many thanks for your review Simon. It was great having you on board and I'm delighted that you enjoyed the trip. Looking forward to welcoming you back again for our Clyde trip in August. Thanks for the exemplary helming skills too!

Reviewed June 29, 2017

This was a great trip with good company, a good laugh, excellent food and itinerary. Tony was the ideal host and the boat was comfortable and safe. I cannot fault anything, while the weather was not perfect all the time, it did not matter and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Tony D, Owner at North Coast Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2017

Thanks for the review Gareth and delighted that you enjoyed your trip. It was great having you on board. Hope to see you back with us again sometime in the future.

Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure of sailing onboard Nebraska on Sunday from Portrush to Ballycastle. As this was my first time sailing I was a little nervous though there was no need to worry as skipper Tony quickly put me at ease carefully explaining everything including...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Tony D, Owner at North Coast Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Thanks so much for your review. I'm delighted your experience was so positive. It was great to have you on board and we'd love to see you back for more!

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