This short scenic cruise from Mallaig to Skye and the western highlands of Scotland is the perfect introduction to small boat cruising, with plenty of chances of spotting iconic wildlife too. We will get great views of Skye and the Western Highlands, visit Lochs Hourn and Nevis and stop at Inverie, home to Britains most remote pub!
- 2-night quick break cruise
- Sail around the south and west of Skye
- Visit remote sea lochs
- Dramatic west coast highland scenery
- Visit Britain's most remote pub!
Join us on this perfect short-break cruise from Mallaig over to the wonderful Isle of Skye for your first night. We will anchor amidst dramatic scenery with the famous Black Cuillins of Skye offering fantastic photo opportunities as your backdrop. From there we will then sail across to Loch Nevis on the west coast of the highlands, a stunningly beautiful area below the remote Knoydart peninsula which is also home to the UK's most remote pub - The Old Forge at Inverie. We will head ashore to investigate! After a second night afloat spent in Loch Nevis, we will cruise back down the dramatic coastline watching the mountain peaks and quiet bays roll by on our way home to Mallaig, all the time watching out for a last sighting of an eagle perhaps or maybe a porpoise or a dolphin.
Meet in Mallaig harbour and board MV Monadhliath. From here we will cruise across to the Isle of Skye, heading for Loch Scavaig on the western coastline and in the shadow of the Cuillins. There may be time to head ashore for a walk before returning for dinner and watching the sunset before spending the night at anchor here.
In the morning after breakfast we will head back around the south western tip of Skye and head towards Loch Nevis on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. The little village of Inverie will be one place we hope to visit, home to Britain's remotest pub - The Forge. The village can only be accessed by boat or foot! We will spend the night anchored in a quiet corner of Loch Nevis, listening out for the cries of eagles and the splashing of seals.
Our final morning will see us up anchor and start to slowly head south along the Sound of Sleat back to Mallaig. The magnificent scenery of the highlands and islands will continue to roll by and all the while our guides will keep a watch out for any wildlife to point out for you.
**Please note that whilst we try to make these trips accessible to everyone, the boat is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues due to the compact spaces and steep stairs descending to the cabins.
**Under 14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult on our overnight expeditions.