Sunset Over the Isle of Rum in the Small Isles, Hebrides

© Nigel Spencer

Isle of Rum in the Small Isles, Hebrides

Skye & the Small Isles: Hebridean Horizons

The "Small Isles" of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna, each have their own very distinct beauty and character. Island hopping from the sea is breath-taking with always another stunning vista on the horizon, waiting to be explored.

Shorter cruise times between anchorages allow for more guided onshore walks and wildlife watching. There are some excellent walks, especially on Canna and Eigg.

While cruising the Small Isles, the dramatic backdrop of the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye is ever present. Approaching Loch Scavaig from the sea is amongst one of the most captivating scenes on the west coast of Scotland A shore walk to Loch Coruisk, one of the remotest Lochs on Skye is a popular choice as is cruising under the Skye Bridge to explore some of special anchorages on the east side of the Island.

The area is very much a hotspot for cetaceans such as minke whales and dolphins as well as white-tailed eagles. To get a flavour of walks and wildlife read the cruise report from our Guides aboard Emma Jane and also the cruise report from Wildlife Guide Lynsey aboard Elizabeth G.

From £2400 per adult

Departure days

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

April — October

Contact details

Hebrides Cruises

PA37 1PT

Tour information


7 Days


  • Boat


  • Small Group (1-16)


  • Adventure
  • Food and drink
  • Island Hopping
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Walking
  • Wildlife

Tour prices

From £2400 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Tour company information

Hebrides Cruises

Hebrides Cruises are specialists in providing personal wildlife encounters aboard their 3 small-ships exploring the west coast of Scotland, the Hebrides and St Kilda. With a Wildlife Guide on board every cruise, escorted shore trips, expert Crew and the perfect vessel for the seas of the Hebrides, rare wildlife sightings within stunning scenery are guaranteed. There is luxury too, with ensuite cabins, spacious indoor and outdoor decks, delicious food and the best of Scottish hospitality.

Opening times

8am - 8pm

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