Our Cruises ( child prices are for under 16’s : under 1’s go free )
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2 hour Corryvreckan and Wildlife Boat Trip
This trip is especially suitable for young children
Sail down Loch Craignish, through the Dorus Mor, and on to a seal colony at the North end of Jura. Continue up the East side of Jura, past a sea eagle nest, while looking for deer, otter, eagles and other birds of prey, then in to Corryvreckan while searching for porpoise, a multitude of sea birds and if really lucky dolphin and minke whale. Click the book now button to view our trip calendar for trip dates and departure times.
2 hour Whirlpool Experience
To give the best chance of seeing whirlpools this trip will only run on a Spring Ebb tide when the tide is at its strongest, this happens for a few days every two weeks around a new and full moon. See whirlpool-scotland.co.uk and click the yellow button for 2019 tide information, and for more information on how it all works, its history and folklore. Or click the book now button to view our trip calendar for trip dates and departure times.
See the maelstrom in action, learn why it happens, hear tales of Prince Breckan and the Calliach. Please note that strength of tide, wind strength and direction, atmospheric pressure, and whether it is a Flood or Ebb tide will affect what you see on the day, every day, every hour, is different. A Spring Flood tide tends to produce standing waves, a Spring Ebb tide a series of upthrusts and whirlpools with sometimes one big whirlpool. Although this trip is principally about the whirlpool we will stop to look at any interesting wildlife we see along the way.
3 hour Corryvreckan and Wildlife Boat Trip
Sail down Loch Craignish, through the Dorus Mor, and on to the North end of Scarba. If sea conditions permit pass through the Grey Dogs, round the cliffs on the West side of Scarba, and in to The Gulf of Corryvreckan.
Look out for deer, otter, sea eagles, other birds of prey, porpoise, and if really lucky dolphin, basking shark and minke whale. Check out the maelstrom area then in to Pig Bay to put the kettle on. Continue round the North end of Jura to a seal colony then return to Ardfern passing a multitude of sea birds while taking in the historic islands in Loch Craignish. The exact route of this trip will vary depending on sea conditions and recent wildlife sightings. Click the book now button to view our trip calendar for trip dates and departure times.
4 hour Whale and Wildlife Watching Boat Trip
We constantly monitor cetacean and basking shark movements and only run these trips when whales are known to be in the area usually May to September.
We only run this trip on dates and departure times when the tides are most suited to give us the best chance of sightings. Click book now button to view our trip calendar for trip dates and departure times.
Even so sightings cannot be guaranteed. All sightings are reported to the relevant organisations, mainly the Sea Watch Foundation and Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust. We also take in a seal colony and a sea eagle’s nest while searching for sea eagles, golden eagles, other birds of prey, porpoise, basking sharks, dolphin, minke whale, and whatever else is around at the time.
This trip will include Corryvreckan, the Grey Dogs, and the Great Race.
5 hour Corryvreckan and Garvellach Isles Boat Trip
This trip is not suitable for children under 8 years.
Sail through Corryvreckan and on the spectacular Garvellach Isles, the site of a monastery founded by St Brendan the navigator in 542, twenty one years before Columba founded Iona. Land on Eileach an Naoimh to see the ruins and beehive cell. Then tour the island chain looking for eagles soaring above the cliffs and seaward for porpoise, sea birds, and if lucky dolphin, basking shark and minke whale. Return past Belnahua slate island and Fladda lighthouse and on down the East side of Scarba passing a seal colony and sea eagle nest while looking for otter, deer and various birds of prey. Click book now button for trip dates and departure times.
Landing is by rubber dinghy so requires good agility, sensible clothing and footwear essential. You may get wet feet. Bring a packed lunch with you.
Time ashore around an hour and a half.
This trip is very weather dependent and may be cancelled at short notice.
Whale and Puffin Day Trip via Fingal’s Cave
This trip is not suitable for children under 16 years.
Depart 9.30am subject to weather and demand. This trip is very weather dependent and may be cancelled at short notice. Return approximately 7.30pm to include around 2 hours ashore with the puffins.
Sail out through Corryvreckan then pass by the Torran Rocks and in to the Sound of Iona. Continue to Staffa, see Fingal’s Cave from the sea, and on to Lunga in the Treshnish Isles and land to mingle with the puffins.
Landing is by rubber dinghy and requires good agility to walk over boulders to get ashore. Good walking boots, warm and waterproof clothing essential. Anyone not wishing to land is welcome to stay on board while the others are ashore. Landing cannot be guaranteed as weather conditions can change without warning which can make landing difficult.
Bring a packed lunch with extra food as if we see whales, dolphins or basking shark we will stay out a bit longer. Click book now button for trip dates.
This trip only runs when the puffins are ashore May to mid August.