Skye Boat Trip - Cruise Itinerary

Five night cruise around the Inner Hebrides and Skye

One of the beauties of cruising with a smaller vessel like ours is that we can customise your trip to suit your needs. Contact us today to discuss what you would like to see and we look forward to working with you to make your dreams come true!

Below is a suggested itinerary for a five night cruise departing and returning from Mallaig.

Day 1

12:00 Guests can leave their luggage aboard which will then be taken to their cabins.

14:00 Guests will join the vessel for a meet and greet with the fellow guests and crew, followed by a safety briefing by the Skipper.

15:00 We will depart Mallaig for the Island of Rum, approximately a 2-hour steam where we will anchor in the sheltered water of Loch Scresort and enjoy our first delicious dinner onboard together.

Day 2

After a hearty breakfast, guests will go ashore and explore Rum, visit the Otter hide and maybe take a tour of the famous Loch Scresort castle. After a light lunch, we will depart Rum and head for the Island of Canna about a 90-minute steam. With a very good chance of seeing Dolphins and Minke Whales on passage. We will pass the resident colony of harbour seals as we enter this delightful bay. We will anchor at Canna for the night and guests can get a short walk ashore before dinner.

Day 3

We will go ashore probably with a packed lunch so we can explore Canna for most of the day. Walk up Compass hill and enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. After which for the more adventurous we will walk round to the Island of Sanday and visit the Catholic church. Or maybe enjoy a beverage at Café Canna overlooking the bay. Back aboard by mid-afternoon we will set sail for Loch Scavaig on the Isle of Skye. This is about 2 hours away and anchoring here for the night, we will have dinner whilst admiring the stunning views of the Cuillin Mountains of Skye.

Day 4

We go ashore and walk up to Loch Coruisk set beneath the towering ‘Black’ Cuillin Mountains. It is often described as home to some of Scotland’s best scenery and wildlife. It has a large resident colony of Harbour seals and you may well spot red deer, Golden and White Tailed eagles and Otters are frequent visitors to the riverbanks and shores here. A good pair of walking boots are needed here. We stay the night and enjoy the sun setting over the mountains.

harbor-seal

Day 5

A little earlier start today as we are heading South across the Sound of Sleat keeping a good eye out for whales and dolphins as this is a great hotspot for them. We go into scenic Loch Nevis surrounded by its mountains and anchor in the remote bay of Tarbet, Loch Nevis. Lunch aboard and then ashore for a delightful stroll up the hillside to the spectacular views of Loch Morar which has its’ own monster. Back aboard for our last night where we will enjoy another sumptuous dinner with our newly made friends. Maybe enjoy a wee dram as the sun sets over the far Cuillin mountains and chat about the adventures we have had on the cruise.

Day 6

Our lavish breakfast is followed by ‘pulling the hook’ and heading the short steam of about an hour back to Mallaig for disembarkation and saying goodbye to our new found friends and ship mates. We normally arrive back alongside the pier at Mallaig between 11:00 and midday.