Hebrides Explorer

Number of Nights: 7
Departs: Dunstaffnage Marina 2PM
Returns: Dunstaffnage Marina 12PM

Option Price
Twin cabin (individual berth) £1,460.00
Twin cabin (single occupancy) £2,628.00
Whole boat (max 8 guests) £10,512.00
Dates Status
30/08/2017 - 06/09/2017 Berths Available
09/09/2017 - 16/09/2017 Berths Available

Prices are inclusive of VAT (if applicable) and include all meals and snacks on board, bed linen, towels, oilskins, fuel and mooring/berthing fees. Alcoholic drinks are not included, but are available on board for purchase at cost price.

This 7-night cruise will explore the unique islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides and the Small Isles.  There will be time for walks ashore and the chance to see some of Scotland’s fascinating bird and marine life.

Possible destinations in the Outer Hebrides are:

  • Barra, where we anchor beside Kisimul Castle off the island’s main town of Castlebay;
  • Vatersay, with its stunning white beaches;
  • Eriskay, where the SS Politician went down with its cargo of 246,000 bottles of whisky. Many of these were “rescued” by the locals and the whole escapade was made famous by Sir Compton Mackenzie in his book “Whisky Galore”;
  • The Uists which offer a choice of sheltered anchorages such as the intriguingly named Kettle Pool and Wizard Pool, in Loch Skiport. On South Uist, Lochboisdale is the main town, while Lochmaddy is North Uist’s principal town and ferry port.
  • Benbecula, where the path to the summit of Rueval, the only hill on the island, goes past the cave where Bonnie Prince Charlie is reputed to have hidden whilst waiting for Flora MacDonald to arrange his escape;

Possible destinations in the Inner Hebrides include:

  • Loch Scavaig, at the foot of the Black Cuillin, where seals and otters play amongst the rocks;
  • Isle of Canna known as the garden of the Hebrides, due to its fertile soils and green meadows;
  • Isle of Rum, with its spectacular mountain and coastal scenery and the eccentric Kinloch Castle andone of the largest manx shearwater colonies in the world;
  • Isle of Eigg, with it’s distinctive Sgurr, the largest ridge of it’s kind in Europe. Eigg’s pioneering community buy-out ushered in land reform in Scotland, giving islanders control of their future for the first time;
  • Coll, one of the basking shark “Hotspots” on the west coast of Scotland;
  • Tobermory with it’s colourful waterfront on the Isle of Mull, or some of the beautiful sandy beaches along the Ross of Mull

Please note that the exact itinerary for this cruise will depend on the weather and the safety, comfort and interests of guests.  In all matters, the skipper’s decision is final.

Moonshadow Yacht Charter Ltd, Registered in Scotland No: SC301519
Registered Office: Moss Cottage, Moss Road, North Connel, by Oban, Argyll, PA37 1TX, Scotland, UK