This cruise stays close to shore, exploring the surroundings and seascapes of the Knoydart Peninsula. It’s an excellent way to explore and interact with wild, natural areas. The Knoydart Peninsula on Scotland’s West Coast is sandwiched between Loch Nevis and Loch Hourn, forming the northern part of what is traditionally known as “The Rough Bounds” due to its harsh terrain and remoteness. Knoydart is also known as “Britain’s Last Wilderness.” The peninsula is one of Scotland’s forty national scenic areas, which are defined to identify areas of exceptional scenery.
This 7 to 8-hour cruise departs from Mallaig and allows passengers to fully appreciate the romantic landscapes of the North West Highlands. The tour takes you up the north shore from Mallaig, around the Knoydart peninsula, and along the waters of Loch Nevis (Gaelic for Loch Heaven) or to Loch Hourn, Scotland’s most fjord-like sea loch. Aside from the crags and clouded peaks of the mountains, passengers should keep an eye out for the area’s sea life, which includes a variety of seabirds such as sea eagles, otters, grey and common seals basking on rocks, dolphins, porpoises, and minke whales.
In addition, as the vessel cruises these beautiful Highland seascapes, we will bring the shoreline to life with local stories, both past and present, haul lobster pots and inspect sea life, and cover a wealth of ancient history. During the trip, we will serve a mouth-watering, freshly sourced luxury seafood lunch for four people, and the vessel will stop to allow passengers to explore remote villages nestled on the shores of Britain’s last wilderness. There are quirky, one-of-a-kind cafés, Inverie, which has Britain’s most remote mainland pub, and a 5 barrel distillery in a deconsecrated church where you can sample niche beers. There are also charming short walks to take…
Returning passengers can unwind with a dram of Gaelic whisky or a beer from the Knoydart brewery and take one last look back at the landscape of Britain’s last unspoiled wilderness, and they may even find themselves hand feeding our local harbour seals back at Mallaig.
The cold waters of the Atlantic produce some of the most delectable seafood available. We gather our produce the night before to ensure its freshness, which is critical to providing the best seafood in the area. Lunch options include locally caught creel langoustines, mussels, oysters, the best hot and cold smoked salmon, lobsters, and hand-dived scallops. (This is subject to availability.)
Private charter hire for 4 persons including seafood 1250.00