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 2021

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
2 October 202142£1,360.00Emma JaneBook Now
2 October 202144£1,235.00Elizabeth-GBook Now

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

Cruise Dates 2022

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
1 October 2022410 £1,360.00Emma JaneBook Now
1 October 202248£1,235.00Elizabeth-GBook Now

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

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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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