This cruise keeps inshore around the environs and seascapes of the Knoydart Peninsula. It is an ideal way to explore and engage with wild, natural places. This popular cruise, of around 7 hours departs at 10am from the Mallaig yacht pontoon and offers passengers a chance to properly experience the romantic landscapes of the North West Highlands. The trip takes you on a tour up the north shore from Mallaig, around the coastline of the Knoydart peninsula and along the waters of the Loch Nevis narrows. Quite apart from these crags and clouded peaks, passengers should look out for of the area’s sea life, among which are to be found an array of seabirds, otters, grey seals basking on rocks, dolphins and porpoises slipping in and out of the water. There are even minke whales which frequently arrive from late July onwards. Visitors may also be fortunate to catch sight of Sea Eagles that nest nearby.
In addition to this, we will be hauling in lobster pots and inspecting the sea life; there will also be opportunities to try your hand at line fishing for species such as pollock, saithe, wrasse & mackerel. As if the wealth of natural history and landscapes were not enough, we will serve up a seafood lunch at Tarbet Bay on completion of a 40 min walk on the south shores of Loch Nevis. Passengers can experience all these things as the boat makes its way around the surrounding natural harbours of the Knoydart peninsula, stopping at Inverie peir after lunch, where passengers may want to pay a visit to the Knoydart pottery & tea room or just content themselves going for a stroll to visit the red deer at Kilchoan estate.
On returning passengers can relax with a dram of Gaelic blended malt whisky and take one last chance look back at the landscape of Britain’s last unspoiled wilderness and may find themselves fortunate enough to be hand feeding our local harbour seals back at the pontoon.
The seafood lunch will include local delicious West Coast Langoustines, silver sands hot & cold smoked salmon, brown crab claws & scallops. This will be served at Tarbet bay in the recently converted church while the boat is at anchor. Tenders by dinghy.
Trip price £850.00. Min 6 persons per group. Max 10 Persons