Around the southern point of the Isle of Skye you will find Loch Scavaig and Loch Coruisk, “said to be the wildest scene in the Highlands” The waters are enclosed on almost all sides by slopes of mottled granite and passing back from these hills, there rises the black and foliated peaks of the Skye Cuillin.
This full-day cruise departs from the Mallaig Yacht Pontoons and heads northwest, up past the mouth of Loch Slappin and then onto the Strathaird peninsula with its sheer cliff face which gives the appearance of a medieval castle disappearing into the sea and takes visitors to this beautiful anchorage into Loch Scavaig and right to the very mouth of Loch Coruisk . This landscape is not to be enjoyed only from the deck of a boat, but once at anchor, this cruise means visitors can take part in some hill-walking and exploration of the foothills, which provides many opportunities for memorable photographs of this tremendous landscape that inspired the Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian sir Walter Scott to visit back in 1814 and describe it vividly. “Rarely human eye has known A scene so stern as that dread lake, With its dark ledge of barren stone…”
Apart from the majesty of Loch Couisk during this trip, visitors can expect a lovely place to enjoy some fishing for such common species as Pollock, saithe and mackerel. We can cook your catch onboard over our hot smoker and serve for lunch or spoil yourself with a luxury seafood platter, and last but not least, wildlife that includes the popular seal colony that is resident at the mouth of Loch Coruisk, dolphins which surf on our bow wave or Minkie whales that are known to breech the water from time to time giving the visitors a rare spectacle of areal acrobatics from this goliath of the seas
This full day cruise of 8 hours to such a quiet and rugged location ought to tick all the boxes with landscape-lovers and nature enthusiasts alike!