Monadhliath

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MV Monadhliath is a fully-converted former fishing boat, specifically designed for wildlife observation and coastal live-aboard cruising and charter. Perfect for comfortable slow-travel cruising around the Outer Hebrides, the Minch and West Coast of the Scottish Highlands.

She has 2 bespoke viewing platforms above her stern giving an unrivalled viewing experience 6 metres above sea level. Six secure and comfortable bucket seats are mounted on the upper platform allowing extended viewing time, this allows our guests to sit in comfort whilst taking the time needed to spot the abundance and varied wildlife that exists around the Outer Hebrides. The mezzanine platform has two rear facing benches also.

The Monadhliath is fully certified with MECAL (one of the leading certifying authorities, directly authorised by the UK Dept for Transport (Maritime and Coastguard Agency)) to carry passengers up to 60 miles offshore in complete safety, which means that we carry all the relevant safety equipment to stay safe at sea. This combined with our highly experienced crew allows us to cruise safe in the knowledge that all the preparations have been made to ensure we can relax and enjoy each cruise as it unfolds.

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Key Facts

  • Home Port: Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
  • Type of Vessel: Former fishing boat
  • Length: 20 metres
  • Equipment: 2 x raised observation decks, 1 x motorised dinghy
  • Crew: 3 - Skipper, Chef, Wildlife Guide
  • Max. Passengers: Cruising = 8/9 , Day Trip = 12
  • Passenger Cabins: 5 (1 x triple/twin, 2 x twin, 2 x single)
  • Passenger Facilities: 2 x showers, 3 x toilets

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Featured Experiences

A selection of our favourite cruises running on the Monadhliath in 2023.

Shiant Isles Puffin Cruise

Stornoway, United Kingdom

May 26 - 29 2023· 3 nights

Shiant Isles Puffin Cruise

A perfect intro to Hebridean cruising - 3 nights visiting the Shiant Isles and their seabirds with whales and dolphins too. (MONADHLIATH)

Scottish Whale and Dolphin Cruise

Stornoway, United Kingdom

July 17 - 21 2023· 4 nights

Scottish Whale and Dolphin Cruise

Cruise some of the best waters in Scotland and Europe for spotting whales, dolphins and porpoise on this 4-night expedition. (MONADHLIATH)

HWDT Whale and Dolphin Cruise

Stornoway, United Kingdom

August 7 - 11 2023· 4 nights

HWDT Whale and Dolphin Cruise

Our annual cruise for the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust - 4-nights sailing around the cetacean rich waters of the Minch. (MONADHLIATH)