This cruise keeps inshore around the environs and seascapes of the Knoydart Peninsula. It’s an ideal way to explore and engage with wild, natural places. Knoydart Peninsula on the West Coast of Scotland is sandwiched between Loch Nevis and Loch Hourn, forming the northern part of what is traditionally known as “The Rough Bounds” because of its harsh terrain and remoteness, Knoydart is also referred to as “Britain’s Last Wilderness”. The peninsula is designated as one of the forty national scenic areas in Scotland which are defined so as to identify areas of exceptional scenery.
This cruise, of around 7 to 8 hours departs from Mallaig 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 ( Gaelic for loch heaven ) or to Loch Hourn, Scotland’s most fjord like sea loch. Quite apart from the crags and clouded peaks of the mountains, passengers should look out for of the area’s sea life, among which are to be found an array of seabirds, otters, grey & common seals basking on rocks, dolphins and porpoises slipping in and out of the water and minke whales from time to time. Visitors may also be fortunate to catch sight of Sea Eagles.
In addition to this, we will bring the shoreline to life with local stories, past and present. We will haul lobster pots, inspect the sea life and let visitors experience this first had for themselves. If the wealth of ancient history and beautiful landscapes are not enough… Before we serve up our mouth-watering, freshly sourced seafood lunch for up to 4 persons. passengers can explore remote villages nestled on the shores of Britain’s last wilderness. You can pay a visit to unique tea rooms, have a drink at Britain’s remotest mainland pub, take a tour of the Knoydart brewery or just content yourself strolling through the villages of either Inverie or Arinsdale.
On returning passengers can relax with a dram of Gaelic whisky or a beer from the knoydart brewery 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 cold waters of the Atlantic produce the most delicious seafood to be found. we gather our produce the evening before to assure its freshness, which is key to providing the best seafood around. Lunch can include local creel caught Langoustines, Mussels, oysters, local Silver Sands hot & cold smoked salmon, lobsters & hand dived scallops. ( Subject to availability)