Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland

“Our only 7 day cruise starting in Oban, to the Isle of Skye and Inner Hebrides, in a converted wooden vessel.”

Highlights

Sound of Mull | Point of Ardnamurchan | Sanna Bay | Loch na Ceall | Isle of Skye | Eilean Donan Castle | Isle of Mull | Duart Castle and Duart Bay | Firth of Lorn

Description of Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland

Cruise to the Isle of Skye and the Inner Hebridean Islands on a unique Scottish islands cruise. The best way to visit this stunning area of the Scottish Highlands is from the sea. Our Hebridean cruise is unique, with maximum11 guests aboard beautifully converted traditional wooden vessels, all cabins ensuite. Experience Scottish hospitality at its best with fabulous food featuring locally-sourced menus. There is plenty of opportunity to go ashore to explore remote coastlines rich in heritage and wildlife, dotted with traditional communities and historic castles and gardens. Your onboard crew will ensure your holiday is unforgettable.

Departing from Oban, cruise the Sound of Mull and then on to the Point of Ardnamurchan. Pass the islands of Rum, Eigg and Muck to approach the island of Skye from the Sound of Sleat with the dramatic outline of the Cuillin Mountain Range as a backdrop. The deeply indented coastline, topped with rugged mountain ranges make Skye the most magical and beautiful place to visit from the sea. Pass Loch Hourn on the way to Kylerhea and then on to Loch Alsh, with a spectacular view of the Skye Bridge as you head for the bustling town of Broadford.

Typical stopovers and anchorages include Sanna Bay on Ardnamurchan, Loch na Ceall at Arisaig, the Clan Donald Centre on the Sleat Peninsula, the Otter Haven at Kylerhea, iconic Eilean Donan Castle and Broadford, the main town on the Isle of Skye

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Our top tip:
You will be advised to bring good waterproof gear. Donít ignore it. The scenery is so stunning you will want to be outdoors all the time anyway.
Trip type:
Small group, max. 11 passengers.
Solos:
Solo travellers welcome. Two double cabins are reserved for single travellers at no supplement on every cruise.
Accomm:
Ensuite cabins.
Included:
Accommodation, all meals and snacks, wine with dinner, crew.
Vouchers
Not Accepted

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Waste: The company rescued and restored two beautiful traditional fishing vessels which would have been destroyed due to decommissioning and gave them a new life introducing people to one of the most pristine and scenic areas of Europe. Exploring Argyll in a group by boat is much better for the environment than travelling by car, and in fact it is much quicker by boat to get to the remote areas. During the conversion of the vessels, sustainable and recycled materials were used as much as possible and even now if repairs are required we take pleasure in finding materials that can be re-used. While on board, everything is recycled and carefully disposed of when on shore. The crew regularly collect rubbish from the water or on the beaches which is disposed of at the next recycling opportunity. Local producers feature highly in our menus, thus reducing food miles and packaging - we often pick up supplies direct from the farm or boat - no packaging required! We encourage our guests to fish and drop lobster pots; mackerel or crab are almost guaranteed but we do get other fish and the occasional lobster which guests will find on their plate at their next meal!

Water is very precious on board because of storage and this reduces overuse for example guests are encouraged to have short showers. We only change guests linen and towels on request to avoid wasting energy on cleaning them unnecessarily

Suppliers: We are very fortunate to have some outstanding food and drink producers and suppliers in Argyll, especially seafood, hill beef and lamb and a range of speciality foods. Our guests love the fact that they are enjoying the local speciality produce and that they often get to actually meet the producers themselves while en-route on their cruise. Many of our food and drink suppliers provide free range and organic produce and we favour such producers. We also used local suppliers to undertake the original conversion of the vessels which was carried out in the local marina. These suppliers continue to work with us to maintain the vessels, from engineering and joinery to making the cushions and throws for the cabins. We also supply local toiletries in the guests ensuites
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Friends and neighbours: The owners of the company are steeped in the local Argyll community and spread as much of the economic benefit as they can for the guests they bring in. Local Guest Houses and Hotels are recommended by our sales team; local experts are brought in by operations to inform the guests about the wildlife and heritage. Our two purpose-built vessels were built at Ardmaleish Boat Building Co on the Island of Bute, boosting employment in the area on the two occasions we built there. On a recent stopover at the island of Colonsay where opening hours can be erratic, the company phoned ahead to arrange that the attractions at the Pier including a tiny art gallery and micro brewery were open so that guests could buy gifts and meet the locals. Many of our cruises are planned as one-offs to take in a local festival such as a food festival or a highland games, providing a truly authentic experience for our guests. Local attractions benefit, local suppliers benefit, and local businesses benefit from the presence of the company. Some restaurants even ask us to anchor overnight near their establishment as it improves the view!

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5 Reviews of Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland

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Reviewed on 06 Nov 2019 by

Lovely holiday in spite of the weather. Food was fantastic and crew did everything they could to find enjoyable areas to explore when winds made our planned destinations unreachable. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jun 2019 by

The crew, company and trip were excellent. All of the holiday was memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Sep 2018 by

The beautiful Scottish scenery - it was everything that I hoped for (when the sun came out!) Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2015 by

The crew were marvellous, and nothing was too much trouble, with a number of elderly passengers on our cruise, all was taken in their stride. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2014 by

We were a small and delightful group. The boat was cozy and comfortable, the landscapes and cloudscapes, sublime; and the day trips and hikes, especially our visit to Iona and its sacred and ancient abbey were vitamin C for the spirit. Read full review

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