Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland
Two cabins are reserved for single travelers at no supplement.
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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5 Reviews of Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland
Reviewed on 06 Nov 2019 by Sharon NevileLovely 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 Margaret KinkeadThe crew, company and trip were excellent. All of the holiday was memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Sep 2018 by Rosie LitchfieldThe beautiful Scottish scenery - it was everything that I hoped for (when the sun came out!) Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Jul 2015 by Gerald PeppiattThe 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 Patricia KnowlesWe 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
PlanetWaste: 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