Let us take you on a voyage of discovery to the idyllic Outer Hebrides and spectacular Skye onboard Glen Etive.
When we wanted to venture further afield to the remote chain of islands of the Outer Hebrides and the stunning coast of the North West Highlands, the idea for Glen Etive was born. Unlike our first two sister ships, Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan, who were lovingly converted from traditional wooden fishing boats, Glen Etive is the first of our purpose-built steel-hulled ships finished in traditional wood and brass. She provides an exceptionally high standard of accommodation for up to 12 passengers in 7 double or twin ensuite cabins while being fitted with stabilisers ensuring maximum comfort for our longer voyages to the far-flung areas on the western isles. She also boasts an observation saloon for relaxing, reading, chatting with newfound friends and wildlife watching.
Guests aboard Glen Etive this year have delighted in seeing puffins, golden eagles and sea eagles at the Shiant Isles, minke whales breaching in the sound of Rum, dolphins bow-riding in the sound of Canna enroute to Barra, porpoises playing near the boat and nosy basking sharks swimming by.
This year Glen Etive will be sailing to the east coast of the Outer Hebrides on our 'Idyllic Isles of the Outer Hebrides 10-night' cruise. Embark on a true Hebridean adventure hugging the east coast from Mingulay up to Lewis. Step ashore onto deserted white sandy beaches, wander through the machair and visit strong Gaelic communities on this epic Outer Hebridean cruise. To book this 2019 cruise click here.
Glen Etive will also be sailing on our newly named 'Spectacular Skye and the Seabirds of the Shiants' 10-night cruise. This circumnavigation of Skye takes you to the unexplored gems hidden away from the tourist hot spots. Explore deeply indented sea lochs on the west coast such as Loch Dunvegan with its castle and Loch Harport, home to Talisker Distillery. The cruise will then head north to the Shiant Isles, a breeding ground for colonies of seabirds including puffins and razorbills. To book this 2019 cruise click here.