Photography cruise in Scotland

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18 Apr 2020
£1500
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26 Sep 2020
£1750
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12 Aug 2021
£1785
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Responsible tourism

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Environment
We do all that we can to "leave only a wake" as we travel through the islands of the west coast of Scotland. Our stated aim is to protect the wonderful marine environment and the wildlife it supports.

We are proud to say we have recently been awarded The Green Tourism's Silver Award.

We are also a gold member of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) so we will only be serving fish, from local fish-mongers, which are sustainable and approved by the MCS.

We are a corporate member of the Shark Trust, and have adopted the magnificent basking shark. Our adoption is helping fund vital basking shark research in our cruising area.

We are also a corporate partner of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust which means we foster environmental awareness and we work to safeguard the future of Scottish seas and cetaceans.

Our crew are officially WiSe Scheme Trained which means they are taught about watching marine wildlife the wildlife-safe way in our cruising area.

We are committed to excellence in offering holidays to people who have a feel for the sea and its wildlife, both below and above the waves, as well as ashore. Our aim is to respect the sea and the local marine and shore-based environment. To leave everything as we find it is our motto, respecting the delicate eco-system balance of sky, sea and shore. To achieve our “Leave Only a Wake” policy we have a series of aims:

Our aim is to create sustainable tourism by respecting the local sea and shore-based environment. We adhere to high standards of economic, environmental and social policy and practice in our interactions with clients, staff, core suppliers and partners as well as the wider social and ecological environment. We buy free range eggs, free range chicken and organic meat.

We look after our clients to the best of our ability and supporting them on the vessel in personnel safety and creating a respect for the marine environment. Our on board skills training aims to develop confidence and competence and we have extensive briefing of our safety and environmental procedures to our crew.

We have responsible standards of crew recruitment and development. At all times there are always two team members available. Our fully qualified skippers have sailed many thousands of sea miles. All activities in the water are monitored to protect both humans and the marine life.

Our onboard policy is that all rubbish is brought ashore and we have a strict recycling policy of all non-organic waste.

Our skippers and onboard wildlife guides discuss the local shore and marine environment, wildlife and ecosystems. We explain how to behave in a responsible manner to the animals (for example puffin and seal colonies) and birds (especially breeding colonies) that we encounter. We also help clients gain an awareness of local marine environment by encouraging them to study the nautical charts of the region as well making them aware of the ever changing Scottish weather patterns. The skipper keeps the clients regularly informed of local meteorological reports.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

We employ the services of the local marina, shops, services, restaurants and guides. These suppliers all employ local staff.

We encourage our guests to visit locally important heritage sites, visit local gardens, craft shops and participate in cultural events. We also work with local wildlife rangers and tour guides. Tourism is increasingly a vital part of the income for the local residents of this somewhat remote, isolated but beautiful region of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Thus we use all local products and local services with the intention of helping to support local businesses, create employment and contribute to the overall sustainable development of not only our starting point of our voyage but also in the islands and communities of the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

We aim to create a good relationship with tourism and the local communities and at all times are aware and try to bring awareness to the fragile marine ecosystems through which we sail.

Climate

2 Reviews of Photography cruise in Scotland

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Reviewed on 01 Oct 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Seeing the wonderful landscape from the water enabled us to see far more than if we had travelled by road. Having a photography tutor was a bonus, and we had the opportunity to learn new things gradually over several days and with
ever changing landscape as subject.


2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Pack waterproofs, and layers to cope with all types of weather. Use soft bags rather than solid suitcases as cabins are cosy and
down steep stairs.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes as we visited several local (and isolated) communities, and used one means of transport for a dozen people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent. The crew of three (skipper, bosun and chef) worked hard and round the clock to make the trip interesting and enjoyable. The ship was comfortable, with small but cosy cabins. Shower rooms and loos kept scrupulously clean. Trips ashore and on the water by tender were handled with concern for the safety of all guests. The photography tutor was attentive to what people wanted to get out of the trip and very willing to pass on her knowledge.

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


A pack of dolphins swimming, jumping and fishing around the boat for a long
time...

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared to quick change in weather.. the sea can get really rolling..

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I think it did on all the aspects

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


It was a great new experience spending 10 days on a small ship, with people I
met for the first time..

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