Skye’s shoreline is simply breath-taking, a seemingly endless seascape of vibrant surroundings that holds your gaze in wonder and awe. This adventure can be enjoyed from both the boat and the vehicle. Guests are picked up and dropped off at various locations before being taken on a tour to their accommodations to relax and dine after a trip on the waters of the Minch. Our guests will get to see the best of what the Isle of Skye has to offer on this tour!
We’ll leave Mallaig and head north, past the Kyle Rhea narrows, the magical Eilean Donan castle, and under the Skye bridge to Rassay Sound, where we’ll visit the island distillery. When we arrive in Portree, we will go to the accommodation of their choice. The lush green beauty of Staffin Bay will become apparent as we sail north and pass the famous Kilt Rock, a basalt column on a sandstone base. The Trotternish Ridge, which includes the famous rock formations of the Storr and the Quiraing, towers over Staffin. Many different seabird species, including sea eagles nesting on the cliff faces, will be visible. We’ll circle Skye’s north-western tip, past Troddy, and onto the Ascrib Islands to see the Puffin colonies. When you arrive at Loch Greshornish pier, your accommodation and dining will be ready for you.
The following day, we cruise around Waternish Point and into Loch Dunvegan to see the famous castle and gardens. Then it’s on to Dunvegan Head, which has the highest cliffs on Skye. They rise over 300 metres above the sea and are a must-see sight. Following that is the basalt-formed Neist Point. It resembles the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland. Its fast-moving tides make it a great place to see whales, dolphins, porpoises, and basking sharks.
The Macleods Maidens rise up before us as we head south past the incredible Moonen Bay; they are a breath-taking natural phenomenon steeped in history and make for an impressive sight when roaming the seas off the West of Skye. The next stop is Carbost on Loch Harport, where the Talisker whisky distillery is close to the pier and the Old Inn serves delicious food and beer! You will be taken to your overnight accommodation from here! 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. The next port of call will be Mallaig, bringing this exclusive multi-day cruise to a close.