Skye and the Small Isles cruise

Our Skye and the Small Isles Cruise encapsulates everything that the Hebrides have to offer from the enchanting wild flower meadows of Sanday to the towering heights of the black cullin range on Skye.

Day 1

1600hrs board Splendour at the North Pier Pontoons Oban for a welcome glass of fizz and Skipper’s briefing. Set sail for the colourful seaside village of Tobermory on Mull for your first night on board.

Day 2

After breakfast we’re off round Ardnamurchan Point (the most westerly point of the British mainland) and north to the fertile island of Muck. There’s time before lunch for a walk to the north bay and to look for otters and porpoises. Lunch is served aboard Splendour then it’s north to the island of Rhum for a visit to Kinloch Castle. The waters round the small isles are a favourite haunt of minke whales, basking sharks and dolphins.

Day 3

A trip to the fabulous Cuillin’s of Skye is an unforgettable experience. We anchor in Loch Scavaig for a walk to Loch Coruisk, which is in the old crater of the volcano which formed the Cuillin range. There is a huge colony of 100 plus common seals here. They have their tiny black young at this time of year and unlike the greys, they can swim as soon as they are born. An evening cruise takes us past cliffs and sea caves to Loch Harport for overnight anchorage with the crofting township of Carbost and the towering Black Cullin range as a backdrop.

Day 4

A visit to the Talisker Distillery is a possibility this morning before we set sail for the jewel of the Small Isles, Canna. Here we drift past the towering cliffs of Compass Hill, 600 ft high and home to sea and golden eagles, fulmars, kittiwakes, shags, cormorants, guillemots and puffins, if cruising before they head out to sea at the end of July. A walk ashore before dinner is a must with a visit to the flower meadows of Sanday, a treasure.

Day 5

After a hearty breakfast Splendour heads east along the north shore of Rhum to look for its famous red deer herd en route for the island of Eigg and a visit ashore by tender. Next it’s off for a cruise up the Sound of Sleat to Inverie in Loch Nevis for a pint at the Old Forge (the most remote pub in Britain) before dinner and settling down for the night.

Day 6

Head north to Skye today and a visit to the clan Donald centre in Armadale before setting sail for Tobermory on the return journey. A stroll in Tobermory before dinner and chat on your last night aboard.

Day 7

At 7.30 we lift anchor and head off down the sound of Mull for departure at Oban around 1100hrs. An unforgettable trip through this scenic part of the west coast.

From £2575 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

April — October

Contact details

Argyll Cruising

PA21 2EB

Tour information


  • Oban


6 Days


  • Boat


  • English


  • History
  • Island Hopping

Tour prices

From £2575 Per Adult

Book now

Prices are subject to change depending on season

Argyll Cruising

Tour company information

Argyll Cruising

Argyll Cruising offers ten unique Scottish Cruises, visiting the inlets and islands of Argyll, Arran and the Hebrides, including Mull, Islay, Jura and Skye and the Small Isles. The spectacular cruises run from three to thirteen nights, amongst the beautiful islands and stunning sea lochs of Argyll. With a maximum of 8 guests on board, these are highly personalised cruising experiences within an idyllic maritime setting.

Opening times

24 hours

Other tours from this company

VisitKyles and the Isles cruise
Kyles and the Isles cruise

Kyles and the Isles cruise

Departs: Dunoon

This sheltered water cruise is ideal as the perfect escape for those who need to...

VisitArran and Ailsa Craig Wildlife Explorer cruise
Arran and Ailsa Craig Wildlife Explorer cruise

Arran and Ailsa Craig Wildlife Explorer cruise

Our Arran and Ailsa Craig Wildlife Explorer cruise explores a rich habitat, whic...

Key facilities

  • Parking
VisitInlets and Islands of Wild Argyll cruise
Inlets and Islands of Wild Argyll cruise

Inlets and Islands of Wild Argyll cruise

Departs: Dunoon

The aim of the Inlets and Islands of Wild Argyll cruise is to ‘travel roads less...

VisitVillages and Gardens of South Argyll cruise
Villages and Gardens of South Argyll cruise

Villages and Gardens of South Argyll cruise

Departs: Dunoon

Cruise around Villages and Gardens of South Argyll where the coastline and clima...

Key facilities

  • Parking

The content of many of our web listings is provided by third party operators and not VisitScotland. VisitScotland accepts no responsibility for (1) any error or misrepresentation contained in third party listings, and (2) the contents of any external links within web listings ((1) and (2) together hereinafter referred to as the "Content"). VisitScotland excludes all liability for loss or damage caused by any reliance placed on the Content. The Content is provided for your information only and is not endorsed by VisitScotland.