This package which departs from the Mallaig Yacht pontoons at 10am allows you to cruise out across sapphire-blue waters onboard our vessel, Cyfish, as Rum looms before you. This passage will cross the sound of Sleat and Loch Slapin giving stunning views of the Cullin mountain range on Skye, depending on weather conditions and time of year there is the chance to spot porpoises, common dolphins, Minke whales and many different types of sea birds particularly the Manx Shear water which raft up in large numbers from July onwards.
Once disembarked on its shores, you will be treated to a guided wildlife ranger tour of around one hour, this gives the visitor an introduction to Rum and is followed by a unique journey by 4×4 up through Glen Kinloch across the island to its western side as part of a guided tour that lets you marvel at the landscape, with its mist-strewn Rum Cullin mountain range, local wildlife, including members of Rum’s famous red deer population and Wild ponies which are thought to have inhabited the Island for over a thousand years.
The tour will visit the unusual Greek styled Mousoleum the folly of John Bullough at Harris bay on the west side of Rum and also Kilmory Bay on the northeast side of the island with its unmatched outlook across the water to the Cullin of Skye, here guests will stop for lunch and taste fresh local langoustines, hot smoked salmon and smoked mackerel pate from their luxury picnic.
On Request visitors should certainly grasp the opportunity to take part in some of the some of the best brown trout fishing in the Highlands. Loch Dornabac which is a short walk from the vehicle is popular with the visitors but for those who don’t mind a small hike of 250 meters, Loch Fiachanaish above Harris bay is our go to places with brown trout averaging 1.5lbs and larger specimens of up to 3lb also possible.
For the skilled fly fisherman dry fly methods are a great option offering a lot of sport, while spinning is the preferred method with our guests, fishing tackle and advise is included. At the end of each trip we like to finish the day down at Kinloch Harbour, here you can enjoy some Scottish ales while overlooking the purling sea and while we enjoy our refreshments, we take the opportunity to mingle with the locals and get a real feel for life on the island.
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… All day charter returning at 6pm.
The Land Rover trip and trout fishing are for small groups of 2 to 4 persons only.
we can take larger groups of up to 12 persons to experience the Kinloch Castle tour that’s sited in the village on Rum.