This is a cruise itinerary packed full of stunning island scenery with lots of opportunities to spot a variety of wildlife with the help of our specialist guide both onboard and onshore.  We visit the "Small Isles" of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna, each with their own distinct beauty and character.  These are tiny communities with very friendly people who are always happy to chat. Cruise times between islands are short, with always another breathtaking vista on the horizon.  We will anchor in some of the most beautiful, remote and otherwise inaccessible locations. Reaching the Isle of Skye, we stopover on Loch Scavaig, which sits under the towering Cuillin mountains; some of the most dramatic scenery on the West Coast of Scotland. There will be a chance to go ashore and walk along the shores of Loch Coruisk, one of the remotest Lochs on Skye.  If it suits guests, we can also cruise under the Skye Bridge to explore some of special anchorages on the east side of the Island, including Bearreraig Bay, famous for fossils.

There will be ample opportunities for shore trips to explore the geology, plants, birds and wildlife.  Cetaceans often seen include harbour porpoise, common and Risso’s dolphin, Minke whale, with occasional sightings of orca and humpback whale. Grey and common seals are plentiful, and there is a good chance of spotting otters. Basking sharks have been reliable in recent summers, and ocean sunfish were highlights of the past few years. There are puffins, gannets, Manx shearwaters, storm petrels, great skuas, fulmars, around on the water while golden and white-tailed eagle are often overhead.

Cruise Itinerary

These are some of our likely stopovers on this cruise:

Tobermory:  The main town on Mull has a bustling harbour in a very scenic setting with its colourful harbour-front buildings, Go ashore to try the speciality food and craft shops or take a scenic walk in the woods around Tobermory Bay

The Isle of Muck: After a two and a half hour sail, we arrive at the smallest of the “Small Isles “, only 2 miles long.  There are lovely coastal and inland walks with plenty of wildlife to spot, including many seabirds and puffins on the tiny Horse Island.

The Isle of Eigg: After a relaxed one hour cruise, we arrive on Eigg with a full day to explore the Island. Eigg is dominated by “an Sgurr”, a dramatic pitchstone ridge, the largest of its kind in Europe. Laig bay, a large white Atlantic beach, faces the Cuillins of Rum, one of the most memorable views on the west coast of Scotland. Further North is the Singing Sands, a stunning musical quartz beach surrounded by outstanding geological formations.

The Isle of Rum: Rum’s unique geology tells an amazing story, with the core of an ancient volcano forming the ‘Rum Cuillins’. Rum is an important natural heritage site, designated as a National Nature Reserve in 1957, managed by Scottish Natural Heritage. A visit to the remarkable Kinloch Castle is recommended.

The Isle of Canna: Canna is the westernmost of the Small Isles noted for its tiers of basalt pillars that rise over the eastern half of the island and the sea cliffs that dominate its northern shore.  The island is home to white-tailed and golden eagles and puffins and is a good place to spot dolphins and whales.

The Isle of Skye; South of the Island: Leaving the Small Isles behind and with the Cuillins firmly on our sight we head for the Isle of Skye and our anchorage at Loch Skavaig with Loch Coruisk hidden behind.  This is an incredibly scenic place with opportunities for stunning shore walks between the lochs, with the chance of seeing lots of wildlife, especially otters.

Isle of Skye; West of the Island.  A further option, if guests wish to explore Skye further is to pass beautiful Loch Hourn and cruise under the Skye Bridge to the east of the Island. Passing the Isle of Raasay on the left and Portree on the right we reach Bearreraig Bay, famous for the latest discovery of a new dinosaur Dearcmhara Shawcrossi and where fossils can be picked up on the beach.

Cruise Dates 2017

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
28 August 201760---Elizabeth GFully Booked
16 September 201760---Proud SeahorseFully Booked
16 September 201760---Elizabeth GFully Booked

Indicates single cabins available (Elizabeth G Only).
Master cabins available (Proud Seahorse Only).

Cruise Dates 2018

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
5 May 201865 £1,325.00Elizabeth GBook Now
19 May 201866£1,325.00Elizabeth GBook Now
19 May 201866 £2,100.00Proud SeahorseBook Now
28 July 201866 £1,325.00Elizabeth GBook Now
11 August 201868£2,100.00Proud SeahorseBook Now
15 September 2018610 £1,325.00Elizabeth GBook Now
15 September 201866£2,100.00Proud SeahorseBook Now

Indicates single cabins available (Elizabeth G Only).
Master cabins available (Proud Seahorse Only).

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