Exploring the Isle of Skye and the surrounding islands on a small ship cruise with Fleur de Lys.
Join Fleur de Lys in the Scottish port of Mallaig for five nights exploring the Hebridean coastline. This small ship cruise in the Hebrides is the perfect way to venture out to sea and explore the isle of Skye and her surrounding islands.
Once you’ve boarded and met your fellow guests and crew, Fleur de Lys will depart Mallaig and head for the Isle of Rum. As long as the weather permits, it’s likely that we will anchor in the picturesque sheltered waters of Loch Scresort and you can enjoy first delicious meal aboard. Rum is a National Nature Reserve and is the largest island, home to the architecturally remarkable Kinloch Castle, and of course some wonderful wildlife. The island’s most famous residents are sea eagles (re-introduced in the 1980s), red deer and the hardy Rum ponies. There is plenty of exploring to be had on the Isle of Rum, taking in the stunning mountain and coastal scenery.
The next few days will see a combination of hearty breakfasts, followed by some short water crossings and onshore exploration.
Skye & her surrounding coasts
We will aim to visit the Otter hide on Rum and maybe take a tour of the famous Loch Scresort castle before anchoring off the Island of Canna where there will be a very good chance of seeing Dolphins and Minke Whales on the way.
Explore the dramatic Loch Scavaig and walk through Loch Coruisk on Skye and eat dinner against the stunning backdrop of the Cuillin Mountains. It has a large resident colony of Harbour seals and you may well spot red deer, Golden and White Tailed eagles and Otters are frequent visitors to the riverbanks and shores here.
Life on board Fleur de Lys
The skipper and crew of Fleur de Lys pride themselves on their local knowledge of the area and the food served aboard. Using as much local and fresh produce as they can, think hearty breakfasts, perhaps packed lunches for walks ashore and delicious fresh-cooked dinner’s aboard.
All Fleur de Lys’ voyage are all inclusive and include all bedding and towels.
Fleur de Lys
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Motorboat
Fleur de Lys is a modern, comfortable and well considered motor-cruiser perfect for exploring the west coast of Scotland by water. No sails means she isn’t as dependent on the weather and can reach those harder to get to locations off the beaten track a little quicker too.
Her size and shape makes her a comfortable boat to motor through the water and also gives generous spaces for guests to relax aboard. Her spacious saloon and separate galley sits at deck level while downstairs offers sleeping accommodation for crew and guests.
Below decks, Fleur de Lys has been recently fitted out to a high standard with two twin ensuite cabins and one luxury master double ensuite cabin. All bedding and towels are provided.
Hebridean cruise holidays on Fleur de Lys are the best way to exploring the West coast of Scotland. Perfect for solo travellers, couples or families looking for private charters.
Are all meals included?
Yes - all meals are included in the price (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hot Drinks) Please note that alcohol/soft drinks are not included. There is an honesty bar onboard.
Are there any added extra's?
No, unless you go ashore. Excursions are not included.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please ask at the time of booking.
What language is spoken onboard?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
2x twin ensuite cabins, 1x master double ensuite cabin
How many toilet/showers does she have?
3. Each cabin has its own ensuite
Are bedding and towels provided?
Yes but please bring an extra towel if you wish to swim in the sea.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.