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Skye & Western Highlands Cruise

Starting from Mallaig in the Western Highlands, cruise with us around the enigmatic Isle of Skye

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Overview

Starting from Mallaig in the Western Highlands, cruise with us around the enigmatic Isle of Skye and the stunning west coast of the Scottish Highlands, enjoying the magnificent scenery and looking for some of Britain's best wildlife. We will take some shore trips too so you can stretch your legs.

Highlights

Highlights

Highlights

Includes our 'Skyefari' minibus tour

Highlights

Highlights

Visit the Isle of Skye

Highlights

Highlights

See Eilean Donan castle

Highlights

Highlights

Visit the location for Ring of Bright Water book

Highlights

Highlights

Good chances to see otters, seals, eagles and more...

Schedule

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DAY 1

Itinerary

We will start with our very own mini "Skyefari" from Mallaig by boarding the Armadale ferry, arriving on Skye to be met by our own 4x4 vehicle and taken to Kylerhea with a visit to the otter hide there. While we can never guarantee otters or any of the other wildlife of course, there will be plenty of other flora and fauna to view such as seals, deer, herons and wading birds. Then it's over the turntable ferry to Glenelg (the last of its kind), a 1 hour downhill walk to visit the beautiful Sandaig Bay (which featured as 'Camusfearna' in the Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell) and meet the boat where we will board by dinghy. A welcome aboard MV Monadhliath and settle in before departing for our first night in the scenic area of Loch Hourn. Great photo opportunities are to be found in this most dramatic of sea lochs and a chance to go ashore and wander to the isolated villages of Arnisdale and nearby Corran which sit on the shores of Loch Hourn. All your luggage will be taken care of and delivered to the boat.


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DAY 2

Itinerary

A chance to experience Camusfearna again, the location of Gavin Maxwell’s famous Ring of Bright Water book, to walk or find a quiet spot to site and watch with your camera. This is a most peaceful location with mountain and forest views all around. From here we will steam north through the Sound of Sleat and arrive at Loch Duich, home to the enigmatic and romantic Eilean Donan castle, giving you a unique view from the water. We will overnight in the Kyle of Lochalsh area.


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DAY 3

Itinerary

Once again, we will be picked up by our 4x4 and taken on a Skye trip for a chance to see the interior of the island and look out for some of its wildlife and views. We will meet the boat again at Isleornsay, one of the most picturesque villages on the south coast of Skye, an area often referred to as the 'garden of Skye', with lush green fields, forests and hillsides. We will meet our boat and head for our third iconic sea loch, Loch Nevis. On our last evening we will go ashore and visit 'The Forge', the UKs most remote pub(!) located on the Knoydart peninsula. This area cannot be reached by road and is only accessible by foot or boat.


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DAY 4

Itinerary

After breakfast we will soak in a last look at Skye as we take in the mountain and seascapes of the Western Highlands on our way back to Mallaig, arriving around midday.



Accommodation

3 Nights

3 Nights

Our 4x4 will be on hand to pick us up on shore and whisk us off on adventures around the island before returning for a satisfying meal and a good nights sleep on board the boat.

FROM$1,117.76/night

Trip Tips

Route

Route

1 - Mallaig 2 - Armadale 3 - Kylerhea 4 - Glenelg 5 - Sandaig 6 - Loch Hourn - overnight 7 - Eilean Donan/Loch Duich 8 - Kyle of Lochalsh - overnight 9 - Isleornsay 10 - Loch Nevis - overnight 11 - Mallaig

Skye & Western Highlands Cruise

United States

FROM$1118/night