As the morning passes, yet more Minke whales appear to guide us on our way, by the end of the day more Minkes had apparently been seen in a single day than on any previous trip.
Welcome to the award-winning Northern Light Cruising Co
Quality wildlife cruises on the Scottish West Coast since 1995
The Monach Islands - or Heisker - are five tiny islands (and some rocks) five miles west of North Uist
Littered with fresh water lochs these islands support a suprising range of plants and trees, from water lilies to native willow.
The island of Harris, with its villages of Tarbert and Leverburgh, is connected to Lewis by road.
Approximately 45 miles west of the Outer Hebrides, St Kilda was once home to Britain's most isloated community
Huge numbers of puffins nest here and 1000s of kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills & fulmars nest among the basalt columns
Lying between Mull and Skye "The Small Isles" are a virtually guaranteed stopover point.
Mull is the third largest of all the Scottish islands and also the highest with Ben More reaching 966m.
The islands of Coll and Tiree lie north west of Mull with the tiny island of Gunna between the two.
The Garvellachs are known as “The Isles of The Sea” although the literal translation from Gaelic is “rough islands”.
Lying 44 miles from the Butt of Lewis North Rona is incredibly isolated and landing is only possible in excellent conditions.
Working from Oban, on the beautiful West coast of Scotland, we offer wildlife and island cruises that combine bird-watching, whale-watching, island hopping and walking. For a really memorable holiday you can even book a whole boat for friends and family. Whether your interest is in whales, walking, birds, natural history or photography we have a holiday you’ll love: Debbie from Norfolk declared her cruise “the best holiday of my life.”
A wide variety of cruises are available on motor vessel Hjalmar Bjørge (View cruise itineraries and availability) giving individuals and groups a rare opportunity to travel the unpolluted waters of North West Scotland, throughout the Inner and Outer Hebridean islands including visits to the remote archipelago of St Kilda, undoubtedly one of our most exciting destinations…
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Cruise News & Latest Sightings
At Loch Scavaig, reputed to be one of the most dramatic anchorages in Europe, the cloud was low but it doesn’t detract from the wonder of this place
2017 plans coming soon, with a new booking system
Video of our Caledonian Canal Cruise