“Candles flicker inside a cream-coloured canvas tent where bone china plates have been laid on white linen. Bottles of claret have been opened to breathe. While I wait for dinner to be served, Paul Szkiler joins me at a firepit while waiters mix gin and tonics in crystal tumblers.
“The nearest tarmac road is six miles away, the nearest track is a mile away, and the nearest supermarket is eight hours away,” says Szkiler, who owns Glenapp Castle, a hotel with a rich history that includes doomed aviators and an imprisoned Japanese billionaire. “When we were looking for a campsite we thought, ‘This is perfect.’” – Financial Times
Welcome to Glenapp Castle’s first-of-its kind ‘sea safari” through the Hebrides, the islands on Scotland’s Atlantic Coast. The 200-mile sea safari combines a traditional two-night Glenapp castle stay with a two-night night marine adventure.
By day, guests are onboard the castle’s orange vessel – encounting whales, seals, dolphins and birds, stopping at local whiskey distilleries and on-the-water seafood restaurants. Nights are about firepits and gourmet meals, carpeted tents and cushy beds.