Departing Fort William's Town Pier our day cruises to 'seal island' run 3 times a day at 10.30, 13.00, and 15.30 (n.b November-February we only run our 10.30 am cruise). Trips last 2 hours allowing plenty of time for you to enjoy spectacular views of Ben Nevis and the surrounding area.
We will begin by visiting the entrance of the Caledonian Canal and the Corpach islands where we have regular sightings of White-tailed eagles, Otters, and porpoises. After that, we will cruise to 'Seal Island' which is home to both common and grey seals.
Along the way, we will come across key historical and cultural sights such as fish farms, traditional black houses, and ancient Caledonian forests. Whilst onboard you will be entertained and informed with live commentary of the area by our extremely experienced and knowledgeable skipper Karl and our friendly crew will be on hand to provide refreshments and to take photos.
In the summer months, we run 2-hour sunset cruises around Loch Linnhe and up to the very tranquil Loch Eil. Our evening cruises boast the best sunsets over the loch and unbeatable views of Ben Nevis! We also have a well-stocked bar onboard and our crew are on-hand to serve drinks, spot wildlife and talk about points of interest along the route.
M/V ELSIE has both indoor and outdoor seating including our elevated viewing deck and onboard toilet. Tea and coffee facilities along with snacks and juice to keep you refreshed during your cruise. Our boat also comes equipped with state of art sonar and a large screen in the passenger's area to allow you not only to see what's above the water but also what lies beneath.
ELSIE is also available and can be used for Birthday Parties, School Trips, Fishing trips, Crew transfers, Sea bed surveys, and Sunset or Sunrise cruises. Just send us an email to enquire.