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 afternoon trip, of around 4 hours departs at 11am 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 some local sourced seafood produce on the route with a dram of malt whisky. Passengers can experience all these things as the boat makes its way around the surrounding natural harbours of the Knoydart peninsula, stopping at Inverie, where passengers may want to pay a visit to the Knoydart pottery & tea room and also the newly opened Look Out Restaurant for lunch
On returning at around 4pm passengers can relax 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.
Booking a private charter for the Knoydart Peninsula Cruise can include all of the above and a remote walk on the south shores of the loch – followed by a Luxury seafood lunch served at anchor, including local delicious West Coast Langoustines, hot smoked salmon and smoked mackerel pate to name but a few…..