Loch Coruisk – Skye

This full day cruise  to such a quiet and rugged location ought to tick all the boxes with landscape-lovers and nature enthusiasts alike! 

Family Holiday we will never forget!

“This is our 5th year on the boat with Bill & Eileen over our 3 week holiday we had 6 days charter with Minch Adventures and these trips as always never ever fail to disappoint and actually get better every year. Bill constantly finds new trips to keep everyone of us excited. This year we fished for Mackerel, which we smoked on board and ate for our lunch, while viewing the spectacular back drop of the Cuillin Mountains on Skye. The children love the surprise of what we haul up in the lobster pots, starfish , crabs , octopus (first this year) and various other creatures from the sea, also our supper this year with 3 lobsters.”

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Loch Scavaig and Loch Coruisk are located near the southern tip of the Isle of Skye and are “said to be the wildest scene in the Highlands.” The waters are surrounded on almost all sides by mottled granite slopes, and rising from these hills are the black and foliated peaks of the Skye Cuillin.

This full-day cruise departs from the Mallaig Yacht Pontoons and heads northwest, past the mouth of Loch Slappin, and then onto the Strathaird peninsula, with its sheer cliff face that gives the appearance of a mediaeval castle disappearing into the sea, and takes visitors to this beautiful anchorage into Loch Scavaig and right to the mouth of Loch Coruisk. This is not a landscape to be enjoyed solely from the deck of a boat, but once at anchor, visitors can engage in some hill-walking and exploration of the foothills, providing many opportunities for memorable photographs of this magnificent landscape that inspired the Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian Sir Walter Scott to visit and vividly describe it in 1814. “Rarely has the human eye seen a scene as stern as that dread lake, with its dark ledge of barren stone…”

Aside from the majesty of Loch Couisk, visitors can expect a lovely place to enjoy some fishing for common species such as Pollock, saithe, and mackerel on this trip. We can cook your catch onboard over our hot smoker and serve it for lunch, or you can treat yourself to a luxury seafood platter. Last but not least, wildlife such as the popular seal colony that lives at the mouth of Loch Coruisk, dolphins that surf on our bow wave, or Minkie whales that are known to breech the water from time to time, providing visitors with a rare spectacle. This full-day cruise to such a remote and rugged location should appeal to both landscape and nature enthusiasts.

Private charter price  £1000.00. Seafood lunch is an additional £60.00 per person