A 4-night adventure to the experience the scenery and wildlife of Skye and the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides.VIEW DATES
Departing from Mallaig, the Small Isles of Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck sit to the south of the Isle of Skye and provide a fascinating variety of land and seascapes of their own alongside their more famous brethren. Visit and set foot on them all with us whilst watching out for wildlife along the way.
Visit all 4 of the Small Isles - Rum, Canna, Eigg and Muck.
Great chances to see both eagle species, cetaceans, otters and seabirds.
Visit the Isle of Skye by sea and see the Cuillin mountains.
Depart from Mallaig, easy to reach by road and rail.
A different anchorage each night where you can watch the sun set and rise if you want to!
A welcome aboard MV Monadhliath and settle in before departing for our first night in the dramatic Loch Scavaig with the Black Cuillins as a backdrop. There will be time to go ashore to Loch Coruisk, an old crater and reputedly home to a mythical 'kelpie' or water horse, where we will admire the stunning mountain scenery. We will keep an eye out for otters patrolling the shore and visit the common seal colony.
In the morning we sail to the island of Canna, the westernmost of the Small Isles archipelago. This very green and verdant island is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland (NTS). Canna, along with its neighbour Sanday, is home to seabird colonies including puffins, golden and white-tailed eagles, breeding waders and otters. There is also a rich diversity of flora and the island also boasts a number of scheduled ancient monuments, plus sites of historical and archaeological importance.
A morning sail will take us to the mystical Island of Rum and the opportunity of whale and dolphin sightings along the way. There will be a chance to visit Kinloch castle or walk along the shore. We will watch out for both eagle species and red-throated divers and will have great chances to see the island's population of red deer. Our anchorage for the night will be in Loch Scresort in front of Kinloch castle.
We will head for Muck in the morning, taking in some of Rum’s magnificent coastline. After a short walk on Muck to get a flavour of this little island before lunch, we will then head onwards to the final small isle on our journey of Eigg. The Isle of Eigg is a diverse island with coastal land, unimproved farmland, willow and hazel scrub, native woodland, raised bog and moorland. With a rich variety of flora and fauna the highlight will be the chance to walk up the striking An Sgurr of Eigg and is well worth a visit. Our final night will be at anchor at Eigg.
A brief last look at Eigg in the morning and then we will take in the mountain and seascapes of the Western Highlands on our way back to Mallaig, arriving back in harbour about 1200.
Two raised bunks, both with a step up at the front of the boat (forepeak) with a skylight and sink.
A triple cabin with two floor-level bunks and one raised bunk with a step up and over a floor bunk. With sink.
A double cabin with bunk beds, one over the other. With a sink. Available for single supplement.