4th April - Exploring the Small Isles & Inner Sound

Enjoy the comfort and elegance of Hebridean Princess as she explores the sheltered and distinctively Small Isles, together with rugged mainland gems on a cruise of varied adventure.

4th April 2017

When embarkation had taken place in Oban we set sail for our overnight anchorage in Salen, Isle of Mull.

5th April 2017

This morning we cruised into Loch Sunart for walks in the ancient oakwoods at Salen.

After lunch we went ashore on the Isle of Mull to learn of the traditional methods used at the local cheese farm, before enjoying refreshments.

We anchored overnight in Bloody Bay.

6th April 2017

We spent a relaxing morning on board enjoying a scenic cruise past the Small Isles, along the Sound of Sleat, Kyle Rhea and under the Skye Bridge on passage towards Plockton.  From Plockton guests could explore the village independently or visit the gardens at Attadale House.

We anchored overnight off Gairloch.

7th April 2017

Our morning port of call was Gairloch where guests explored the world famous gardens at Inverewe.

Sailing over the sea to Skye during lunch, we landed at Portree to tour the Trotternish Peninsula.

We berthed alongside overnight at the Isle of Raasay.

8th April 2017

This morning was spent stretching our legs on the Isle of Raasay with refreshments at Raasay House with its unrivalled views of the Cuillin mountain range on neighbouring Skye.

After berthing at Kyle of Lochalsh we travelled to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, situated at the point where three lochs meet.

We remained alongside overnight at Kyle of Lochalsh.

9th April 2017

An early morning sail through Kyle Rhea and the Sound of Sleat brings us to Armadale on the Sleat Peninsula to learn of the history of the Clan Donald at the visitor centre in the grounds of the ruined castle.

The Small Isle of Canna played host to our afternoon visit where guests enjoyed walks ashore.

We anchored overnigh in Loch Scresort, Isle of Rum

10th April 2017

Tendering ashore on the Isle of Rum we spent the morning enjoying a guided tour of the red sandstone built Kinloch Castle, the first private home in Scotland to have electricity.

Our final island on this cruise was the nature reserve Isle of Eigg, topped by the impressive pitchstone peak of An Sgurr.

We anchored overnigh off Java Point, Isle of Mull.

11th April 2017

An early morning sail into our home port of Oban preceded disembarkation and we wish all our guests a safe journey home.