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 6 hour charter departs from Mallaig and allows passengers to fully appreciate the romantic landscapes of the Northwest 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, sea eagles, otters, grey and common seals basking on rocks, dolphins, porpoises, and minke whales.
As the vessel cruises these beautiful Highland seascapes, we will bring the shoreline to life with our wealth of ancient history and local stories, haul lobster pots and drop a fishing line. During the trip, we will serve a mouth-watering, freshly sourced luxury seafood lunch for up to four people. The vessel will stop to allow passengers to explore remote villages nestled on the shores of Britain’s last wilderness. The Village of Inverie has a pub called the Old Forge which is in the Guinness book of records as “Britain’s remotest mainland pub” during the return journey passengers can unwind with a dram of Gaelic whisky or a niche beer from the Knoydart brewery and take one last look back at the landscape of Britain’s last unspoiled wilderness.
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 can consist of creel caught langoustines, Arisaig mussels, silver sands hot smoked salmon, lobster, and hand-dived scallops. (This is subject to availability.)
Tailored private group experience price from: 4hrs £675.00. 6hrs £950.00. 8hrs £1150.00. Seafood £75.00PP