4-night cruise northbound between Mallaig to Ullapool, taking in some of the most dramaticBOOK NOW
Join us on a 4-night cruise northbound between Mallaig to Ullapool, taking in some of the most dramatic and wild coastal scenery the Western Highlands of Scotland has to offer, not to mention the wealth of wildlife it offers from sea to shore, such as dolphins, porpoise, eagles, otters and basking sharks.
4-night guided wildlife cruise.
Visit the majestic Western Highlands of Scotland.
Pickup and dropoff from Inverness.
A mix of wildlife spotting adventures on sea and land.
Look out for whales, dolphins, seals, otters, pine martens, eagles and seabirds.
See the Isle of Skye and visit a little-known otter hide.
Help collect cetacean sightings data for the Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust.
View and visit some of the most scenic west coast locations in the Scottish Highlands.
A truly memorable cruise you will never forget.
After a hearty breakfast we will set off north up the Sound of Sleat past Sandaig Bay, immortalised as Camusfearna, the location for Gavin Maxwell’s book Ring of Bright Water. We will meet up with our 4x4 vehicle for a trip to the Isle of Skye, and on to a little-known hide we use for watching otters and a high chance of seeing both golden eagles and white-tailed sea eagles. There may also be a chance to visit the island of Eilean Ban and the museum dedicated to Gavin Maxwell, who once owned the island. In the afternoon we will head back to the Monadhliath for a late afternoon cruise up to Plockton, one of the most scenic villages you will find, with white-washed houses and palm trees. It was made famous as the location for filming the BBC comedy drama Hamish MacBeth! We will spend the night nearby enjoying the wonderful coastal scenery ready for the next morning's adventures.
This morning will focus on the land and a chance to feast on some of the best mountain and loch scenery on the UK mainland, Torridon and Loch Maree. We will visit the Caledonian pine forest of Beinn Eighe and take a moderate 2-hour walk through the forest where we will explain the work being undertaken to regenerate the forest to its former glory. We will look for golden and white-tailed eagles, and look for signs of pine marten on this rewarding day out. We will anchor either in Loch Torridon or at Gairloch, a little further north.
This day is dedicated to finding marine mammals and we will likely encounter minke whales, dolphins, porpoise, and maybe even orca if we are really lucky. We will head for the Summer Isles for the final night and a chance to head ashore for more short walks or sit and relax with camera with every chance of spotting an otter.
Our final chance to soak in the dramatic and beautiful coastal scenery before we reach our destination port of Ullapool, where our minibus will be waiting to transfer you back to Inverness.
1.-Inverness/Fort William (minibus)
2. - Mallaig (join boat)
3. - Loch Nevis (night 1)
4. - Sound of Sleat (cruising & minibus)
5. - Isle of Skye, otter hide - Plockton (night 2)
6. Shieldaig & Beinn Eighe (minibus)
7. - The Minch (cruising)
8. - Inner Sound (cruising)
9. - Loch Torridon or Gairloch (night 3)
10. - The Minch (cruising)
11. -Summer Isles (night 4)
12. - Minch (cruising)
13. - Ullapool (leave boat)
15. - Inverness (minibus)