Glen Shiel or Glen Etive

Discover the wild beauty of the North West Highlands, often cited as one of the world’s most breathtaking areas. Visiting by sea gives you a whole new appreciation of this remote and unspoiled region.

Along the coastline is evidence of abandoned crofts and castles, reflecting the turbulent Highland clearances of the 19th century, while the jagged peaks of the Torridon mountains loom ever-present. The picture-postcard villages of Plockton, Shieldaig and Applecross provide idyllic anchorages while the fjord-like sea lochs offer fantastic cruising. No trip would be complete without a visit to award-winning Inverewe Gardens before cruising up to the uninhabited archipelago of the Summer Isles and its resident seals. Against the backdrop of the Assynt mountains, cruise from Lochinver past the Old Man of Stoer and, if conditions are favourable, visit the nature reserve at Handa Island. A short trip across the Minch to spot thousands of seabirds on the Shiant Isles makes this a cruise to remember.