Highland and Island Wildlife
Inverness to Kyle of Lochash
Monday 19th June to Monday 26th June 2023
7 nights including
2 Gala Dinners
Scotland’s land, seas and skies support a wide range of native mammals and birds and is renowned as a wildlife destination. The great wilderness of northern Scotland which abounds with white beaches, turquoise waters and a rugged coastline, is a treasure trove of species including whales, dolphins, seals, White-tailed Eagles and seabirds.
Our on board wildlife guide will take you in search of a diverse range of bird and wildlife to help you see the best of Scotland’s natural world and rich habitats.
See our itinerary below...
Below you can explore the itinerary for this cruise. Click on the arrows to see more information on each days itinerary. Simply click the ‘Book this Cruise’ button to get booking and embark on an exciting journey with us…
Monday 19th June
Inverness – Embarkation
Tuesday 20th June
Wildlife cruise to Chanonry Point. Cruise the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus.
This morning we cruise out to Chanonry Point in the Moray Firth in search of dolphins. The Moray Firth is home to around 200 dolphins, which can often be seen at very close quarters here as they fish and play in the waters off the point. We set sail this afternoon on the Caledonian Canal, built between 1803 and 1822 to connect the Great Glen’s four lochs. We enter Loch Ness, famous for golden eagles and osprey, before ascending the impressive flight of locks that runs through the heart of Fort Augustus.Book this cruise
Wednesday 21st June
Cruise the Caledonian Canal to Banavie and transit Neptune’s Staircase to Corpach.
We spend the day sailing the Caledonian Canal. The wildlife along the canal is second to none. Look out for birds of prey, red deer, herons and other wading birds as we sail these tranquil waters. Our overnight mooring is in Corpach.Book this cruise
Thursday 22nd June
Corpach - Aonach Mòr Gondola ride for bird spotting. Sail Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Mull to Craignure.
From Corpach, we travel to Aonach Mòr where the mountain gondola ascends 2,000 feet up the north face. The mountain provides a diversity of habitats supporting a diverse flora and fauna. Later, we sail Loch Linnhe, passing mysterious lochs and islands until we reach Craignure on the Isle of Mull where we berth overnight.Book this cruise
Friday 23rd June
Craignure, Mull – Mull Eagle Watch or Wildlife walk. Tobermory, Mull – Talk by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.
From Craignure, we join a local ranger to go in search of the island’s majestic white-tailed eagles or enjoy a wildlife walk to discover why the island has such an enviable reputation as a wildlife destination. At the island capital of Tobermory, we learn how the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is working directly with local communities to ensure whales, dolphins and porpoises are protected and valued throughout Scotland’s west coast. We remain alongside overnight.Book this cruise
Saturday 24th June
Tobermory – Small boat trip to Lunga for puffin watching. Eigg – Walks ashore in the nature reserve.
From Tobermory, we take a small boat to the tiny Isle of Lunga in the Treshnish Isles to see the island’s famous colonies of puffins, as well as thousands of pairs of breeding seabirds, seals, and rare plants. We sail north to the Small Isle of Eigg. This community owned island is a nature reserve and allows us to go in search of marine animals and birdlife, including Atlantic seals, minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and a variety of seabirds. This evening, we arrive at Inverie on Loch Nevis, home to the most remote pub on mainland Britain, The Old Forge Inn.Book this cruise
Sunday 25th June
Inverie – Walks ashore. Kyle of Lochalsh – Plockton seal boat trip.
After enjoying morning walks at Inverie, our final port of call is Kyle of Lochalsh from where we visit Plockton and experience a wildlife cruise on the waters of Loch Carron, one of Scotland’s finest seal trips. The Farewell Gala reception and dinner are held alongside in Kyle of Lochalsh where we remain overnight.Book this cruise
Sunday 26th June
Kyle of Lochalsh – Disembarkation and transfer to Inverness.
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Our decks and Cabins
Below you can see our decks and what cabins are on each of them. If you click the arrow you can see further information on each cabin and what it has to offer. So get exploring and get booking. We look forward to you joining us on board for an experience of a lifetime…
Category One Deluxe Cabins
John Buchan Deck and Richard Hannay Deck
Category Two Balcony Cabins
John Buchan Deck
Category Two Balcony Cabins
The 4 balcony cabins are located on the John Buchan Deck and feature twin beds. The balconies afford privacy and are fitted with teak furniture for you to enjoy the magnificent scenery.Book this cruise
Category Three Suite
Category Three Suite
The spacious suite is located at the forward end of the John Buchan Deck and features large picture windows both port and starboard affording delightful views. The sitting area is furnished with a comfortable sofa, coffee table and mini bar.Book this cruise
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