Hundreds of thousands of visitors visit Skye every year, yet few get to appreciate its grandeur, beauty and remote places from the most vivid of vantage points - the surrounding sea.
Welcome to that opportunity. Our motor sailing boat Red Moon, an 'historic ship' is a characterful small cruising vessel with a difference; safe and secure, yet extremely well appointed and comfortable. We want you to enjoy her as much as we do.
She is, we believe, the perfect compromise for cruising in the Scottish Western Isles. Red Moon is small enough in length and draught to slip into otherwise inaccessible anchorages and remote coves. But she also offers spacious and invitingly comfortable accommodation for up to four guests entirely separate from the crew's quarters. The cabins are craftsman-finished with bespoke light oak fittings in a welcoming contemporary style.
The well-appointed galley and saloon is a bright and airy hub for relaxation, chatting and dining, with wide viewing windows (useful on those rare occasions when it rains here!), while the large wheelhouse offers further room to gather in. There is also ample deck space and outside seating to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or simply drink in the ever-changing scenery.
Red Moon is powered by a fine Gardner engine, renowned for its reliability and economy. However, unusually among cruise charter vessels she is also rigged for sailing. Whether you are seasoned seafarers or wish to enjoy the novelty of appreciating the magnificent landscapes from a different perspective, she offers an experience to treasure - and you will become part of a new chapter in this boat's fascinating history. She is perfect for groups of friends, families or couples, a private 'home from home' to sail where you wish, with superb customer service- relaxing, friendly yet discreet - and offering delicious locally-sourced food, freshly prepared on board.
No matter what may have inspired you to come to Skye - the walking or wildlife, retracing ancestor's footsteps, a special event or simply the desire to escape on an unusual yet pampered break - we are delighted to provide. With a smaller boat carrying no more than four guests, we can offer idyllic laid-back cruises with the highest level of personal attention and bespoke itineraries, individually tailored to match those inspirations.
Your hosts and crew, the owners of Red Moon, are husband and wife, Scott and Mary. We are an established team and highly qualified professional yacht crew with a wealth of experience in running both charter and private luxury yachts all over the world. We have high standards of service and our strength as a team lies in not only having complementary skills but also being able to exchange professional roles – and, perhaps more importantly, really enjoy having guests on board and sharing both Red Moon and this terrific part of the world.
With Red Moon Cruises we are focussing on Skye & Lochalsh, but as our itineraries are bespoke we can take you to many of the other wonderful places amongst the Scottish isles and western coast.