Join us on this fascinating and engaging voyage in some of the most spectacular landscapes and wildlife Scotland has to offer. When time is not overflowing, it need not hinder your prospect to have the trip of a lifetime.
This luxurious three-night mini cruise visits forgotten bays on the Ross of Mull, one of Scotland’s most interesting geological areas.
Cruising luxuriously on a superyacht allows you to see some of the more hidden sites around Mull. Visit the spectacular Carsaig Arches to the south of the island, or the 500ft deep MacKinnons cave as well as gazing in awe at Staffa – the Pillar Island with its Fingal’s Cave
Passing places, anchorages and ports
The magical and uninhabited island of Staff awaits, with its cathedral cave and geoligical msyteries, surely a bucket list item for everyone
Lying to the east of Ulva and nestled in Loch na Keal and once owned by the Abbey of Iona, it was used during World War I as a naval anchorage. The island is also the fictional setting for the 1952 novel Bridal Path which was written by Nigel Tranter.
Named after St Kenneth who built a monastery on the island, Inch Kenneth lies just off the coast of Mull. Dominated by the sea cliffs of Gribun, it is one of the most historically important islands in Scotland. It is believed that when passage to the Holy Isle of Iona was not possible, the Kings of Scotland were then buried here and it is home to the ruins of a 13th century church. Today it is the seasonal home of a 200 strong herd of barnacle geese who arrive from Greenland each autumn.
Known as the Holy Isle and the site of Iona Abbey built in 563AD by St Columbus. Full of history and culture – all offered with a friendly smile from the locals. Clear turquoise waters and stretches of sandy beaches, teeming with nature also add to the charm of this beautiful island getaway.
With pink granite glowing on the surrounding cliff faces and the sea so clear below, this is one of the most magical places to ever visit. Tinkers Hole hides on the Isle of Erraid, which is one of the locations featured in the novel Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. The hero of this tale was marooned for a while on the island having been shipwrecked on the Torran Rocks, which lie to the south. Young Robert Louis visited the island on several occasions, recalling one such excursion in his book Memories and Portraits. He later based the fictional island of Aros, the setting of his short story “The Merry Men”, on the island. As you explore the anchorage look out for the secret Fairy Staircase. This is an enchanting place and your own imagination will be awakened. Perfect for snorkelling or walking on the rocks.
This bay is home to beautiful, crystal clear waters and a sandy fabulous beach reminiscent of those of Barbados. Just inland lies the Ardalanish standing stones and the village is home to Ardalanish Weavers, a traditional weaving company who use their own flock of Hebridean sheep to weave their unique and distinctive tweeds. Traditionally, the colours of these tweeds mimic the surrounding scenery to beautiful effect.
On the Isle of Mull, Loch Spelve has an impressive entrance through a narrow inlet at the settlement of Croggan. The loch extends both north-east and south-west, extending from Kinlochspelve in the south to Ardachoil in the north. Surrounded by rolling green hills and shingled beaches, there are many anchorages to set down and view the early morning otters or visit the medieval burial ground of Killean. The views from Loch Spelve are hard to improve on and the first thing that you see is the image of the impressive Duart Castle from the water – it is simply spectacular.
A true adventure. The vessel was impressive, the crew was professional, yet warm and the food was superb. Every need was anticipated. We saw dolphins, puffins and other wildlife up close. The Abbey at Iona is humbling.
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