Skye and the Small Isles Whale & Dolphin Cruise


Every one of Scotland’s beautiful islands have their own magnificent ecology and history; to visit just one would be a treat. But on our Skye and the Small Isles Cruise, you’ll visit (and step on!) five: The famous Isle of Skye plus Rum, Canna, Eigg and Muck — collectively known as the Small Isles. The waters around them are also home to whales, dolphins, porpoise and basking sharks.

Going ashore on the Small Isles, which are located in the Inner Hebrides, you’ll experience the uniqueness of each one. Whether it’s the rocky terrain of Rum — the largest of the Small Isles — or Canna’s thriving bird colonies, which homes 20,000 breeding seabirds. 

Go ashore at the stunning Small Isles.

This cruise is a wildlife delight: when journeying between the isles, our experienced guides will be on the lookout for familiar coastal species for you, such as dolphins, otters, porpoise, seals, sea eagles and whales. 

So take a breather, relax, and leave it to us to provide you with an unforgettable holiday on and around Scotland’s lesser-seen islands. All you need to do is arrive at our departing point, the idyllic village of Mallaig. And that's never been easier...

Getting to Mallaig

By car:

  • Edinburgh to Mallaig: 3 hours 59 minutes (via the A9)
  • Fort William to Mallaig: 58 minutes (via A830)
  • Glasgow to Mallaig: 3 hours 22 minutes (via A82 and A830)

By train (visit ScotRail for more information):

  • Edinburgh to Mallaig: 6 hours 20 minutes
  • Fort William to Mallaig: 1 hour 24 minutes
  • Glasgow to Mallaig: 5 hours 12 minutes

On the way, why not stop off at the infamous Glenfinnan Monument on the shores of Loch Shiel? A statue commemorating the Highlanders who fought in the 1745 Jacobite Rising, as it was here the Prince himself called on the clan chiefs to muster men for the mighty cause. Just a stone's throw from the Glenfinnan Viaduct, the very train line Harry Potter boarded every 1st September for another tumultuous year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 

The Glenfinnan Viaduct makes the perfect pit-stop en route to Mallaig. Photo: Steen Jepsen

Ready to find out more or make a booking for you or your social bubble? Call or e-mail our fabulous Customer Care team today:


Phone: +44 (0)7871 463755

We look forward to welcoming you aboard very soon.