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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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!