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.

DateSpacesPrice ppVesselBook
15 April 20230£4,950.00Glen EtiveFULLY BOOKED
8 July 20232£4,950.00Glen EtiveBOOK NOW
16 September 20232£4,950.00Glen ShielBOOK NOW


DateSpacesPrice ppVesselBook
4 May 20248£4,950.00Glen EtiveBOOK NOW
3 August 202410£4,950.00Glen EtiveBOOK NOW
14 September 20244£4,950.00Glen EtiveBOOK NOW

Beautifully prepared meals from the best local produce from land and sea on the west coast of Scotland

Dining on board our vessels is informal and friendly with meals served at the communal table in the deck saloon. The menu is freshly prepared each day to a very high standard by the onboard Chef. The west coast of Scotland is famed for its fish, shellfish, lamb, beef and venison as well as speciality produce such as cheeses and preserves.

Each meal is generally served at anchor in a new idyllic location, carefully chosen by your Skipper, although occasionally you may dine while en route. Breakfast is served between 8am – 9am, lunch is around 1pm, afternoon tea is served at around 4pm and dinner at 7.30pm. These times may alter a little depending on the cruise itinerary. There is a new set menu each day but individual food tastes and dietary requirements are catered for.

Teas, coffees, soft drinks, fruit and snacks are available all day. House wine is provided free with dinner. Under the guidance of Master Sommelier Nigel Wilkinson we have selected new house wines.

House White wines are

Les Oliviers Sauvignon Blanc – Vermentino 2016, France

Percheron Chenin Blanc- Viognier 2017, South Africa

The Last Stand Chardonnay 2016, Australia

House Red wines are

Les Oliviers Merlot – Mourvedre 2016, France

Percheron ‘Old Vine’ Cinsault 2016, South Africa

The Last Stand Shiraz 2016, Australia

The boat has a well-stocked bar and drinks from the bar are the only item you will be asked to pay for throughout your cruise.

Over the past 15 years The Majestic Line has established small-ship cruising on the west coast of Scotland, providing an authentic and unique personal experience for each and every guest. Our fleet of four small ships have been custom-designed for sea journeys whilst being small enough to allow inshore access to remote anchorages inaccessible to larger cruise ships. Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan are lovingly converted from traditional fishing boats and offer 3-night and 6-night cruises for 11 guests. Glen Etive and Glen Shiel are our two purpose-built steel-hulled ships and they undertake 10-day voyages to Spectacular Skye, the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda and our newly introduced North West Coast route, with 6-day cruises to Skye and the Small Isles and a 3-night Taste of the Hebrides cruise with 12 guests onboard. They all deliver comfortable stylish accommodation whether you are looking for a bespoke Inner Hebrides escape or an epic Outer Hebridean adventure.

Our vessels are designed to encourage informality and relaxation, with an indoor deck saloon where guests gather and everyone dines together. Glen Etive and Glen Shiel also have observation saloons for relaxing and wildlife watching. Three outdoor decks are perfect for alfresco drinks and canapes, soaking up the scenery and wildlife watching. Expertly crewed by your Skipper, Boat Engineer, Chef and Bosun, our fleet of ships offer the best of Scottish hospitality and superb gourmet food in comfort and style.

Cruising with the Majestic Line is the best way to explore the west coast of Scotland and its islands.