Isle of Canna Cruise

Whale & puffin trail

This full day trip with Minch Adventures provides visitors with an in-depth tour of the outermost isle in the small isles archipelago: the charming, remote and picturesque island of Canna.

A great day out

“A fantastic boat adventure to Canna for our group of 12 out of Mallaig. The group was a mixture of keen, experienced birdwatchers and those looking for a new experience.
At Canna prior, to landing, we went to see the Puffins. And did we see Puffins!! 1000s of them. Amazing sight.
We were landed on Canna and spent 3hrs on this special island. There is a great little cafe, post office and gift shop. Walking was fantastic for all levels. You could stroll around the flat harbour and bay area or head up high along the ridges. There were plenty of historical interests.
Bird sightings were plenty with the Golden Eagles, a cuckoo and wheatears being our favourite.”

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When travelling out from Mallaig, it is not until you round the cloud-capped peaks of Rum, and the pointed jaws of the Cuillin mountains on Skye are receding, that Canna comes into view like the bulwark of some medieval castle, now half disappeared into the sea.

This trip with Minch Adventures provides visitors with an in-depth tour of the outermost isle in the Small Isles archipelago: the charming, remote and picturesque island of Canna which is now part of the Hebridean whale trail. Canna lies at the western edge of the Small Isles a glorious location at the very heart of the Hebrides. It’s a picturesque island with a tiny population – you really feel a million miles from the stresses of everyday life.
Canna’s coastline supports over 20,000 breeding seabirds and the sea air is alive with their raucous calls. Canna is a hotspot for seals and porpoises. Larger more elusive species, like killer whales are occasionally seen from here as they travel through the Sea of the Hebrides to the Minch.

The island’s volcanic soil creates a great abundance of flora and fauna, testified to by the fertile woodlands and the heather strewn slopes, the nests of sea eagles and Lochaber’s only puffin colony on its shoreline. Adding to this; Canna boasts a rich archaeological and historical significance for this area, remarkably well preserved and documented across the centuries, such as the monasteries secreted away on the island’s hills and what remains of a coastal jail, which seems to teeter over the waters below.

All around the island, there are plenty of chances to view these attractions with a guided tour across Canna to soak in the natural beauty, the well sedimented history and serene atmosphere of such an unforgettable little island.  Looking for a place to dine! Café Canna is an award-winning little licensed café and restaurant on the shoreline overlooking the harbour serving freshly caught seafood.

This full day cruise  to such a quiet and rugged location ought to tick all the boxes with landscape-lovers and nature enthusiasts alike!