One of the best times to see wildlife on the west coast of Scotland is in the autumn. Our October short-break cruise visits some of Scotland’s most idyllic areas, perfect for spotting wildlife. Loch Etive, a stunningly beautiful, remote sea loch is surrounded by wild countryside and a spectacular mountain landscape. The loch and its surrounding natural environment is an excellent habitat for wildlife, especially common seals, red deer and golden and white tailed eagles. Other potential stopovers include Loch a Choire on the Morvern Coast, and Loch Spelve on Mull, both hotspots for otters.

With a specialist Wildlife Guide on board and an expert crew with indepth knowledge of local wildlife habitats, guests will have a front row seat for the “Big Five” Wildlife of the Inner Hebrides. The list is red deer (stags); common seals (misnamed as they are quite rare); otters; eagles (both golden and white-tailed) and harbour porpoise. But this is just the beginning!  Common dolphins and perhaps even bottlenose dolphins could be spotted while at sea, and rare birdlife such as northern divers, white billed diver, and storm petrels are all around.  During walks ashore there is a good chance of short eared owls, hen harriers, barn owls, osprey and peregrine falcons to name but a few. This is not only a superb wildlife cruise, there is stunning scenery, fabulous food and great camaraderie.Read a report of this cruise in October 2017>


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Cruise Dates 2022

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
1 October 202240---Elizabeth-GFully Booked
1 October 202240---Emma JaneFully Booked

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

Cruise Dates 2023

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
30 September 202340---Elizabeth-GFully Booked

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

Cruise Dates 2024

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
5 October 202448£1,475.00Elizabeth-GBook Now
5 October 202444£1,600.00Emma JaneBook Now

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

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2 October 2021

We had a fantastic trip; all round excellent! Great comfort, lovely food, engaging and educational walks on shore, swimming off the aft deck followed by a soak in the hot tub and really top class service. Nothing was too much for the crew. Very good value for money too. I cannot recommend this cruise company highly enough.

Alisoun Milne

2 October 2021

Everything exceeded our expectations. The crew seemed to genuinely enjoy the cruise and took care of our needs and wants easily; it felt that we were with friends. Was wonderful to eat all the wonderful and tasty food - It was a pleasure to have James and Linsey join us at dinner!  Appreciated being able to drop our luggage off earlier in the day and the info re parking.
I was apprehensive due to my fear of water however the crew were most understanding and made me feel safe.
By the end of the cruise we both felt so at ease and were enjoying such a wonderful experience that neither of us wanted to leave.

Rachel Dillon

5 October 2019

Thank you very much for another lovely holiday on the Elizabeth G. This was a short cruise but we packed in some good walking in some beautiful locations. We still saw a lot of wildlife including two sea eagles sat on a beach! Chris, our skipper, was brilliant getting the ship in relatively close to shore so that we could see them through our binoculars and take some photos without disturbing the birds. We also saw otters, deer and loads of birds. The crew were as fantastic as ever, the new ensuite cabins are luxury with comfy beds and thoughtful touches with lights just in the right place when in bed reading, lots of storage and the vegetarian food was perfect! Great crew, nice fellow guests, wonderful food and a lot of laughs with wildlife sightings mixed in! Perfect and yes I have booked again!

Melanie Rogers

14 October 2017

A lovely autumnal cruise in comfort.  We saw all the 'Big 5' as promised we would from your website.  Would love to come back again soon!

Mr & Mrs Anderson

7 October 2017

We had a great time on Proud Seahorse.  All the crew worked their socks off.  Thank you very much.

Philip & Ann Fowler

15 October 2016

I really enjoyed the trip. So well organised & the food was fantastic.

Jacky Bird

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