This package allows you to cruise out across the sapphire-blue waters of the Minch aboard our vessel, the Cyfish, as Rum looms before you. Once disembarked on its shores, you will be treated to a journey by Land Rover across the island to its western side as part of a guided tour that lets you marvel at the landscape, with its mist-strewn mountains, dark-green woods and spot local wildlife, including members of Rum’s famous red deer population and sea eagles. Visitors should certainly grasp the opportunity to take part in some of the best brown trout fishing in the Highlands on the island; Billy himself, quite the veteran of the fly fishing, says that, as it turns out, after all the years he spent roaming the hinterlands of the mainland and fishing its lochs, the place he had been looking for was, all the while, right here on Rum, a paradise on earth for brown trout fishing. Visitors can also enjoy a guided wildlife ranger tour that mixes in the experience of foraging among the island’s woodland. Additionally, there is the possibility of a tour of Kinloch Castle, the grand home of John Bullough, whose folly lies on the other side of the island at Harris Bay which is now a museum of eclectic and decadent delights, open to the visiting public. After all this, we like to finish the day with a barbeque down at Kinloch Harbour. Here you can enjoy your freshly caught and picked wild food at a private barbeque hut overlooking the purling sea and while we are at it, we take the opportunity to mingle with the locals, have a few drams of whiskey and if we are lucky, a tune or two.

This is just hinting at all you can hope to experience with Minch Adventures’ Rum package: a once in a lifetime experience on what is perhaps Scotland’s most captivating island, where the mist-covered mountain slopes still, after so many years, hum with mystery…