Canna comes into view like the bulwark of some mediaeval castle, now half disappeared into the sea, as you travel out from Mallaig, after you round the cloud-capped peaks of Rum and the pointed jaws of the Cuillin mountains on Skye.
This trip with Minch Adventures takes visitors on an in-depth tour of the Small Isles archipelago’s outermost isle: the charming, remote, and picturesque island of Canna, which is now part of the Hebridean whale trail. Canna is located on the western edge of the Small Isles, in the heart of the Hebrides. It’s a beautiful island with a small population that feels a million miles away from the stresses of everyday life.
Canna’s coastline is home to over 20,000 breeding seabirds, whose raucous calls fill the air. Seals and porpoises congregate in Canna. Larger, more elusive species, such as killer whales, can occasionally be seen from here as they travel through the Hebrides Sea to the Minch.
The volcanic soil of the island supports an abundance of flora and fauna, as evidenced by the fertile woodlands and heather-strewn slopes, nests of sea eagles, and Lochaber’s only puffin colony on its shoreline. Furthermore, Canna has a rich archaeological and historical significance for this area, which has been remarkably well preserved and documented over the centuries, such as the monasteries hidden away on the island’s hills and what remains of a coastal jail, which appears to teeter over the waters below.
There are numerous opportunities to see these attractions on a guided tour across Canna, soaking in the natural beauty, well-preserved history, and serene atmosphere of such an unforgettable little island. The north side of the island’s cliff face creates a dramatic picture and an excellent location for a seafood lunch while the boat is surrounded by sea birds, including a Puffin colony.
Private charter price from £1100.00