We offer a range of holidays from easy-going cruises to more adventurous expeditions. All our holidays will take you to a range of beautiful islands and destinations. There are over 2,000 miles of coastline to explore in North West Scotland. The area is renowned for its extraordinary diversity of wildlife, birds and scenery with seas amongst the richest for cetaceans in Europe.
Depending on the cruise itinerary there may be time for an all day walk, with packed lunch provided, or perhaps just an hour or two ashore. The best thing about our cruises is that they are flexible so we can consider the weather, and the interests of those onboard, while the skipper and guests plan where to go next.
We have included lots of info and photos about St Kilda – which attracts so many of our guests – and you can use the links below to read a little about some of the other islands we would like to share with you.
- Harris, Lewis, Taransay & Scarp
- North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Barra & nearby small islands
- The Monach Islands
- The Shiant Islands
- Rum, Canna, Eigg & Muck
- Mull and Iona
- Coll, Tiree & the Treshnish Isles including Staffa
- Garvellachs, Corryvreckan, Islay, Jura & Colonsay
- North Rona, Sula Sgeir, Handa Island & the Summer Isles
If you want to read about Scottish islands in more detail there’s only one book you need: “The Scottish Islands: A Comprehensive Guide to Every Scottish Island” by Hamish Haswell-Smith (1988) Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd, ISBN: 0 86241 579 9 (price approx. £25).
DID YOU KNOW?
The Northern Light Cruising Co has been offering cruises on the west coast of Scotland since 1995