Cruise News and Latest Sightings

Keep up to date with our travels around the Scottish West Coast.

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Last cruise of 2017

Left with happy memories supplemented by borrowed photographs, an expanding waistline, an urge to scan the skies for large birds and a strange sensation of going up and down.

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Cruising season end

Hjalmar Bjorge entering the Caledonian Canal last week, at the end of our cruising season

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Another “magic” cruise

Away from the ship on walks across moorland tracks, there was nothing to break the silence but natural sounds, bird life, the sough of the wind through the grasses and always the chuckle of waves on the shores

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Western Isles Explorer

Read the blog from our Western Isles Explorer cruise in German, including some fantastic photos

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Jura, Corryvreckan and Colonsay

“Going south” and round a cluster of remote islands to see ruins ancient and modern, beautifully-posed eagles, singing seals, distilleries and a famous whirlpool.

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Basking Shark Bonanza

Another 3 basking sharks, a few minke whales, several pods of dolphins playing around the boat, it was hard to find the time to eat the lemon drizzle cake!

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The Big Three

The Flannans, North Rona and the Shiants were all visited in one cruise in July: ” It’s easy to run out of superlatives to describe the islands, scenery and wildlife we’d experienced”

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North West Coast Explorer

The cliffs and lighthouse of Cape Wrath looked spectacular against the blue skies and white clouds. It was a memorable experience to round the headland

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St Kilda video

Watch this video of our early June cruise to St Kilda, taken by guest Steve

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St Kilda and more!

All in all, a wonderful trip. We achieved the objective of reaching St Kilda and also visited four other islands – Taransay, Skye, Canna and Mull.