On this special eight night cruise aboard Seahorse II you will be accompanied by your wildlife guide and host Dr Julie Ackroyd FHEA. In her role as Bird Wise Ranger for the North Kent Marshes she has been responsible for surveying the overwintering wildfowl on the Thames, Swale and Medway. She has also run coastal bird identification walks. If you have always wanted to start birding, or coastal species are new to you, then bring your binoculars and Julie will be delighted to help you identify what we see.
This guided cruise around the sea lochs of the Isle of Skye and the Small Isles (Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna) has to be one of the best ways to visit the Hebridean islands. Extraordinary Scottish wildlife is everywhere from minke and occasional killer and humpback whales, dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks, otters to many species of rare sea birds, especially sea eagles. Throughout the cruise you will anchor in secluded and tranquil sea lochs and sail against a spectacular backdrop of dramatic, pristine island coastlines, high sea cliffs, wild mountains and forests.
You start your cruise from Oban (Dunstaffnage marina), and visit the stunning Small Isles and the west coast of Skye, which in Loch Scavaig has the most spectacular wilderness anchorage in the whole of Scotland. We travel along the west coast of Skye and at the next anchorage you can even visit Skye's famous Talisker malt whisky distillery.
Please note that your voyage is weather dependent. Weather doesn't just mean good or bad weather. There are many considerations such as tidal gates, wind direction and strength, the strength and direction of currents, overfalls, and fetch.
Price depends on cabin booked.
The price includes all meals, fruit on demand, coffee breaks, afternoon teas, pre-dinner aperitif, wine with dinner and the services of your crew.
Take a look at our calendar to see all of our cruises and latest availability: https://www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk/scottish-cruises/calendar/2019