Isle of Skye and Western Highlands Wildlife Explorer Cruise

We will be departing from the small port of Mallaig, located at the end of the incredibly scenic 'Road to the Isles' (the A830 from Fort William), and also the West Highland Railway line (made famous by the Harry Potter films featuring the 'Hogwarts Express' steam train going over the Glenfinnan viaduct - you can do the same taking The Jacobite from Fort William!) Two wonderful ways to arrive whichever you choose! Our itinerary centres around enjoying the wealth of beautiful and dramatic highland and island scenery in the area, visiting the famous Isle of Skye and dramatic & remote Highland sea lochs, searching for some of their wild inhabitants such as otters and eagles. You will enjoy freshly cooked meals served in our comfortable saloon on board, and then fall asleep in your cabin to the gentle lapping of the sea and the calls of seabirds and seals. Our experienced wildlife guides will be keeping their eyes peeled for all the different species the area can offer whilst we are underway at sea, or on shore.  

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Photography - Highlands & Skye

Join us on a 4-night cruise from Mallaig around the dramatic and remote West Coast of the Highlands and over to the Isle of Skye, where our guest tutor and guide, Angus Mackie of Scotland 360° Photography, will focus on leading you to some awe-inspiring natural and interesting heritage locations where he will help with improving your landscape photography techniques. Cruising by sea will allow for some unique perspectives of locations and taking shore excursions to remote landing places by dinghy will give you a rich source of opportunities to create some truly memorable images. Our Hebridean Adventures guides will also be looking out for some of Scotland's superb wildlife to show you along the way which could include porpoise, dolphins, whales, basking sharks, otters, eagles, puffins and so much more.  Each night, you will be able to relax in our comfortable saloon aboard MV Monadhliath, enjoying freshly cooked and prepared meals. The boat has a large screen smart TV able to display your photographs with opportunities to enjoy viewing the best of each day’s photography. The comfortable bunks on board allow you to enjoy a little rest and recuperation between photo expeditions. ABOUT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE & TUTOR Angus Mackie is a professional photographer and photography tutor who runs Scotland360° Photography. Angus specialises in landscape and panoramic photography and provides bespoke photography workshops. He loves the outdoors and has discovered some of the best photography locations we plan to visit in this photographic voyage. He will guide you in composition and assist you in interpreting the landscape to develop your photography skills.

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Sail & Hike - Outer Hebrides (Hidden Hebrides)

6 night cruise in partnership with Hidden Hebrides around the Shiants, Lewis, Harris and Taransay. Bookable only via their website.

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Sail & Hike - Small Isles (Hidden Hebrides)

6 night cruise in partnership with Hidden Hebrides who will lead hikes to remote places on the Small Isles of Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck.

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Sea Kayak - North Minch Islands

Paddle the Summer Isles and the Shiants in a journey carrying us ultimately to the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Harris and Lewis. This sea kayaking adventure, hosted in partnership with Scotland 360°, is based on the MV Monadhliath, and departs from Ullapool to discover these beautiful islands of the Minch. Enjoy the beauty of the Summer Isles, discover the Shiant Isles with their amazing birdlife and take the time to enjoy scenic Scalpay and the east coast of Harris. Each night, you will be able to relax in the comfortable saloon, enjoying freshly cooked and prepared meals. The boat itself has a drying room and its bunks allow you to enjoy a little rest and recuperation between expeditions. The return journey to Ullapool will be via ferry from Stornoway.

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Secrets of Skye and the Small Isles Cruise

Skye and the Small Isles are the destinations for this brilliant 4-night cruise from Mallaig on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. Rum, Eigg, Canna and Muck - names that bring a twinkle to the eye of those who have visited the Small Isles, and perhaps a smile to those who have not yet had the pleasure. These close neighbours located to the south of the Isle of Skye are all quite individual in their own ways, making them perfect for our short cruise of 4 nights to experience them all.  Join us on board MV Monadhliath, our specially converted deep sea fishing vessel, that sports two custom-built raised observation platforms with seating. These give you a great vantage point from where our experienced guides will point out the wonderful Scottish wildlife we come across on our journey. This could well include both golden and white-tailed eagles, otters, seals, puffins, whales and dolphins. We just never know what might appear!  We will have the opportunity to go ashore each day to stretch our legs and explore these remote locations (dependant of course on the sea and weather conditions being suitable). Make sure you bring your camera and charge those batteries. Our crew will cook and serve you breakfast, lunch and dinner in our comfortable saloon lounge while we talk about our sightings and maybe share some favourite photos from the day over a drink.

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Shiants & Summer Isles Snorkelling Safari Cruise

Friday June 26th - Sunday June 28th 2020 A 2-night cruise from Stornoway to Ullapool, stopping first at the enchanting Shiant Isles located in the Minch off the Isle of Lewis, and then at the Summer Isles at the mouth of Loch Broom. Join our trip leader Noel Hawkins, an avid snorkeller who has been instrumental in helping establish the snorkelling trails for the Scottish Wildlife Trust, and explore these two beautiful and diverse locations.  Video from the Shiants Want to see the underwater world you will be entering? Please have a look at the Facebook video library of Noel's from his visit to the Shiants with us last June by clicking here!

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West Coast Wildlife Odyssey

Join us on our 4-night West Coast Wildlife Odyssey cruise in the beautiful Scottish Highlands and enjoy a feast of wildlife to encounter from sea to shore.   Our fully guided wildlife cruise will start in Ullapool and end in Mallaig, but we will also offer pickup and dropoff to Inverness via our own Hebridean Adventures 4x4 vehicle, giving you a central location to get to if you prefer. If you'd like to meet us in Ullapool, or leave us at Mallaig to fit in with other travel plans just let us know. On this cruise we will search for whales and dolphins from our dedicated viewing decks, travel with migrating seabirds, watch patiently for otters and pine martens and scan for golden and white-tailed eagles whilst learning about the ecology of the Scottish Highlands. This very special trip will be a catalogue of iconic Scottish wildlife species. We will also be utilising our own minibus to maximise our experience with shore excursions, and will visit locations on the west coast mainland as well as the famous Isle of Skye.   With a chance of seeing minke whales, basking sharks, up to 4 dolphin species and maybe even orca if we are very lucky during the week, we will be kept busy wildlife spotting and every day will take us somewhere very different, from the marine environment to the ancient Caledonian forest as well as the stunning mountains of the west coast of the Highlands.   During this week, as with all our cruises, we will be collecting cetacean data for the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) via their Whale Track app. We will take the opportunity to teach everyone aboard how to use the app and take part in this very important citizen science data collection effort.  The guides aboard MV Monadhliath are highly experienced ecologists and both crew and guides are very familiar with the area we cruise, known as the Minch, and our land-based knowledge of the West Highlands is based upon decades of experience. This thrilling adventure will give us a chance to go ashore and explore islands and beaches and give you opportunities to get close up to some iconic wildlife and locations to be found in the Highlands, making for a truly memorable holiday.

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