Tuesday 10th to Tuesday 17th May
The Hebrides are the perfect destination for a truly memorable wildlife cruise.
Tuesday 10th May.
Guests embarked in Oban this afternoon and we set sail for our overnight anchorage in Bloody Bay off the Isle of Mull.
Wednesday 11th May.
We spent the morning cruising Loch Sunart and round the Ardnamurchan Point, on passage towards the Small Isles. After lunch, guests landed on the Isle of Eigg for afternoon walks in the wildlife haven where many species of flora and fauna flourish.
We anchored overnight in Loch Scresort off the Isle of Rum.
Thursday 12th May.
As we departed from Rum, otters were spotted on the shoreline before cruising the north coast of the Isle of Rum during breakfast, then the north coast of the Isle of Canna to view the sea bird cliffs, before turning to head north past Neist Point (Isle of Skye) & onwards to Lochmaddy. In the afternoon, guests enjoyed sailing the east coast of the Western Isles on passage towards our overnight anchorage in Loch Erishort off the Isle of Lewis.
Friday 13th May.
A morning in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, gave guests the option to visit the Loch na Muilne RSPB Reserve or the Arnol Blackhouse Museum.
In the afternoon guests visited Tiumpan Head Lighthouse or explored Stornoway independently.
We anchored overnight off the Shiant Isles and guests enjoyed the bird life before and after dinner, puffins, white tailed sea eagles, guillemots, skuas and razorbills were spotted.
Saturday 14th May.
From Loch Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, guests took a local boat trip to view the local seal colony and visited Dunvegan Castle and Gardens.
Guests spent a relaxing afternoon on board cruising the coast of the Isle of Skye, Rona and through Caol Rona on passage towards our overnight anchorage in the Sound of Raasay. As we sailed along the west side of Raasay guests had excellent views of a white tailed sea eagle nest which is home to 2 adults and 2 chicks.
Sunday 15th May.
After a morning spent cruising under the Skye Bridge, Kyle Rhea, the Sound of Sleat, past the Small Isles, round Ardnamurchan Point and into the Sound of Mull, we arrived in Tobermory, Isle of Mull, where guests visited Lunga by local boat to admire the colourful puffin population, rabbits, a sea eagle, an abundance of other birdlife and a dolphin.
We anchored overnight in Loch na Keal in sight of another eagles nest.
Monday 16th May.
After breakfast we cruised cruised the coast of Ulva, the west coast of Mull on passage towards the Small Isles, for wildlife spotting before arriving at Inverie for afternoon walks ashore, deer spotting and refreshments at the Old Forge Inn.
We anchored overnight in Charlotte Bay off the Isle of Kerrera where the Farewell Gala Dinner was held.
Tuesday 17th May.
After breakfast, guests disembarked in Oban and were waved off by the Captain and crew.
We should like to thank guest Mr Robert Wilson for these superb images captured during the cruise.