This is a cruise itinerary packed full of stunning island scenery with lots of opportunities to spot a variety of wildlife with the help of our specialist guide both onboard and onshore.  We visit the "Small Isles" of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna, each with their own distinct beauty and character.  These are tiny communities with very friendly people who are always happy to chat. Cruise times between islands are short, with always another breathtaking vista on the horizon.  We will anchor in some of the most beautiful, remote and otherwise inaccessible locations. Reaching the Isle of Skye, we stopover on Loch Scavaig, which sits under the towering Cuillin mountains; some of the most dramatic scenery on the West Coast of Scotland. There will be a chance to go ashore and walk along the shores of Loch Coruisk, one of the remotest Lochs on Skye.  If it suits guests, we can also cruise under the Skye Bridge to explore some of special anchorages on the east side of the Island, including Bearreraig Bay, famous for fossils.

There will be ample opportunities for shore trips to explore the geology, plants, birds and wildlife.  Cetaceans often seen include harbour porpoise, common and Risso’s dolphin, Minke whale, with occasional sightings of orca and humpback whale. Grey and common seals are plentiful, and there is a good chance of spotting otters. Basking sharks have been reliable in recent summers, and ocean sunfish were highlights of the past few years. There are puffins, gannets, Manx shearwaters, storm petrels, great skuas, fulmars, around on the water while golden and white-tailed eagle are often overhead.

Cruise Itinerary

These are some of our likely stopovers on this cruise:

Tobermory:  The main town on Mull has a bustling harbour in a very scenic setting with its colourful harbour-front buildings, Go ashore to try the speciality food and craft shops or take a scenic walk in the woods around Tobermory Bay

The Isle of Muck: After a two and a half hour sail, we arrive at the smallest of the “Small Isles “, only 2 miles long.  There are lovely coastal and inland walks with plenty of wildlife to spot, including many seabirds and puffins on the tiny Horse Island.

The Isle of Eigg: After a relaxed one hour cruise, we arrive on Eigg with a full day to explore the Island. Eigg is dominated by “an Sgurr”, a dramatic pitchstone ridge, the largest of its kind in Europe. Laig bay, a large white Atlantic beach, faces the Cuillins of Rum, one of the most memorable views on the west coast of Scotland. Further North is the Singing Sands, a stunning musical quartz beach surrounded by outstanding geological formations.

The Isle of Rum: Rum’s unique geology tells an amazing story, with the core of an ancient volcano forming the ‘Rum Cuillins’. Rum is an important natural heritage site, designated as a National Nature Reserve in 1957, managed by Scottish Natural Heritage. A visit to the remarkable Kinloch Castle is recommended.

The Isle of Canna: Canna is the westernmost of the Small Isles noted for its tiers of basalt pillars that rise over the eastern half of the island and the sea cliffs that dominate its northern shore.  The island is home to white-tailed and golden eagles and puffins and is a good place to spot dolphins and whales.

The Isle of Skye; South of the Island: Leaving the Small Isles behind and with the Cuillins firmly on our sight we head for the Isle of Skye and our anchorage at Loch Skavaig with Loch Coruisk hidden behind.  This is an incredibly scenic place with opportunities for stunning shore walks between the lochs, with the chance of seeing lots of wildlife, especially otters.

Isle of Skye; West of the Island.  A further option, if guests wish to explore Skye further is to pass beautiful Loch Hourn and cruise under the Skye Bridge to the east of the Island. Passing the Isle of Raasay on the left and Portree on the right we reach Bearreraig Bay, famous for the latest discovery of a new dinosaur Dearcmhara Shawcrossi and where fossils can be picked up on the beach.

Cruise Dates 2018

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
5 May 201860---Elizabeth GFully Booked
19 May 201862£2,100.00Proud SeahorseBook Now
19 May 201862£1,325.00Elizabeth GBook Now
28 July 201864£1,325.00Elizabeth GBook Now
11 August 201866£2,100.00Proud SeahorseBook Now
15 September 2018610 £1,325.00Elizabeth GBook Now
15 September 201866£2,100.00Proud SeahorseBook Now

Indicates single cabins available (Elizabeth G Only).
Master cabins available (Proud Seahorse Only).

Cruise Dates 2019

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
4 May 2019610 £1,325.00Elizabeth GBook Now
18 May 2019610 £1,325.00Elizabeth GBook Now
18 May 2019610 £2,100.00Proud SeahorseBook Now
15 June 2019610 £1,325.00Elizabeth GBook Now
13 July 2019610 £2,100.00Proud SeahorseBook Now
27 July 201968 £1,325.00Elizabeth GBook Now
10 August 2019610 £2,100.00Proud SeahorseBook Now
26 August 2019610 £1,325.00Elizabeth GBook Now
14 September 2019610 £2,100.00Proud SeahorseBook Now
14 September 2019610 £1,325.00Elizabeth GBook Now

Indicates single cabins available (Elizabeth G Only).
Master cabins available (Proud Seahorse Only).

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Reviews

16 September 2017

Dear Emma,

I had to write and thank you and your fantastic team for a wonderful holiday on Proud Seehorse last week.  The skipper James and his excellent crew looked after us amazingly well and only complaint is that I have put on too much weight due to the fantastic chef and his amazing meals. We saw much more than we had every expected to do including whales, two species of Dolphins, two species of Eagles, porpoises, otters, Deer and over 25 types of birds in just six days plus amazing countryside. We will be back next year for sure.  Amazing holiday many thanks to James and his tireless charming crew.

 

 

Paul & Jeanette Sarony

16 September 2017

We had a wonderful trip last week and could not fault anything (even the weather). We would definitely recommend your company to our friends. Please convey our heartfelt thanks to Chris, Nigel, Mark and Margaret who did everything possible to make the trip a huge success.

Valerie & Sultan Siddiqui

16 September 2017

Excellent Service - Definitley go for it!

Bill Annadale

16 September 2017

More than fulfilled our expectations.  Landed on all 4 small Isles which was our main reason for taking the cruise, plus we had a lovely day on Lismore.  Book without hesitation.

Peter & Pauline Smith

16 September 2017

To the on board crew, my grateful thanks.  No one can take away my memories of what I say, they made it happen!  The scenery was superb and the clarity of it exceptional.

Helen Greenwood

28 August 2017

All the crew were very friendly, welcoming, helpful, cheerful and knowledgeable. Thank you also for the bottle of wine to celebrate our anniversary.  Lyndsay was a great and enthusiastic guide both for the wildlife and walking. Rob was an excellent skipper, who kept us safe and all the anchorages were chosen for calmer waters, which was appreciated.  The scallops which Rob provided were excellent- thank you! Craig was a great aid in all manner of duties. The food was fantastic- thanks to Tony for a wonderful menu each day.

 

Caroline & Meyrick Quincey

28 August 2017

Every member of the crew was lovely  always courteous, patient and ready to help with advice and anything else. Meals were fantastic and the availability of drinks throughout the day was much appreciated. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble . There was no compulsion to participate in anything, which was great as it allowed one to relax and enjoy things.

Anne Barcellos

24 June 2017

Had brilliant time, difficult to fault lovely feel to the whole week!  Great enterprise lovely family feel let me know if chance of a trip with same crew brilliant bunch

Ken Whitehouse

24 June 2017

I had a great time.  I am telling my friends about what a great time I had.  I can't say enough about the crew.  James set the tone, a very nice guy. You could not have had a better chef, baking fresh bread, great meals and Maddie took very good care of me.  The Proud Seahorse was spotless. Good ahead and book a cruise.  You will have an adventure to talk about for years.

Mark Sandblast

10 June 2017

Dear Emma, We have just returned from a week on Elizabeth G and would like to express our sincere thanks to all the crew who worked extremely hard to ensure we had an unforgettable time. They were all professional, friendly and knowledgeable, nothing was too much trouble for anyone. We would certainly recommend the experience to others and will come again when we may hope for better weather.
Yours sincerely
Susan and Ian Oxborough

Ian Oxborough

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