The Isle of Eigg is one of the most beautiful Hebridean Islands. About five miles long by three miles wide, Eigg lies ten miles off the Scottish West coast, South of the Isle of Skye. The island has a fascinating history, superb wildlife and a vibrant community. During the cruise from Mallaig there will be opportunities to spot the diverse wildlife and as we near the isle of Eigg, Minke whales can be found feeding in the waters near the island, thought to be drawn there by a confluence of the tides around Ardnamurchan Point and the abundance of food around the area. The volcanic larva formed Maxwell Banks which surround the islands form great areas for deep water sea-angling… With regular sightings of harbour porpoise & dolphins.
We will have the option to step ashore and visit either Muck or Eigg for a bight to eat for lunch before heading back to Mallaig on our wildlife cruise or would prefer to indulge yourself with our outstanding luxury seafood lunch for 4 persons? The Isle of Muck is privately owned by the MacEwan’s and has a quaint little traditional stone built café, run by a chocolatier. There are good opportunities for whale sighting near Muck and the sea angling is not to bad either.
As with many of our trips, the backbone to the cruise is the fascinating history and story telling, with history spanning back 8000 years! there are many topics cover.