A UK wildlife watchers dream - during this 4-night cruise in the Hebrides you will be helping gather cetacean sightings data for our friendsBOOK NOW
A UK wildlife watchers dream - during this 4-night cruise in the Hebrides you will be helping gather cetacean sightings data for our friends at the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) who will be receiving a donation of 15% of the proceeds of this fundraising trip. There will be eagles, puffins and lots more too!
Fundraising cruise for the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.
Sailing in some of the best waters in Europe for spotting whales and dolphins, not to mention Scotland.
Learn how to become a citizen scientist and log sightings data into the Whale Track app.
Visit the Shiant Isles - home to the UK's second largest puffin colony and thousands of other seabirds.
Spend the nights in remote and quiet anchorages whilst enjoying shore excursions to explore.
Spectacular Outer Hebridean scenery and seascapes.
Our third day sees us head further out into the Minch on a course for some higher areas of the seabed known as banks, where the currents become more confused and small fish tend to get concentrated making for good hunting grounds for the whales, dolphins, porpoises and the thousands of seabirds that will be breeding at the nearby Shiant Isles. We will spend time carefully searching these areas and may also spot pelagic seabirds such as shearwaters and petrels, before heading for the Shiant Isles themselves and the magnificent sights of the seabirds colonies of puffins, guillemots, razorbills, shags and several others. We will be able to take a walk ashore and enjoy having a look around at these ancient islands before relaxing back on board and taking in the sights and sounds of the seabird activity all around for our third night spent at anchor here.
After breakfast we will circumnavigate the islands to show you the other seacliffs with their breeding colonies of guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes, a superb spectacle. You will also be able to spot the tell-tale signs of the former occupants of the islands with ruined bothies and field systems visible in certain places.
From here we will head back out into the Minch once more, towards the Shiant East Bank MPA most likely, keeping a watch out for any signs of cetaceans near or far. This can be a productive area as it is another feeding ground for marine life. Depending how far we get we will then return to the East coast of Lewis to one of the sea lochs for our overnight anchorage.