Our new custom-built vessel, The Glen Etive, is designed to provide luxury accommodation for longer trips to the islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Fitted with stabilizers for a smooth passage, she will visit the more remote outlying islands, steeped in legend and inhabited by many species of rare wildlife.
The interior of the Glen Etive is tastefully fitted out with brass and hardwood finishes and many charming maritime features. The spacious indoor saloons are specially designed to provide comfortable viewing areas for taking in the breathtaking scenery while at sea and at anchor. Cabins are traditionally designed with brass portholes; each cabin is double or twin with ensuite.
There are four new ten-night cruises on offer for 2016 from May – September. All 10-night cruises are currently at an introductory price of £4020 per person.
“Idyllic Isles of the Outer Hebrides” 10-nights: departing May 7th, July 2nd, August 13th and September 10th 2016
The Outer Hebrides is an island world like no other. On the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the pace of life is slower, the majority of inhabitants speak Gaelic and crofting is a way of life. Many of the rugged and mysterious islands, with evocative names such as Mingulay, the Monachs and the Shiants are populated only by thousands of seabirds. The scenery is breathtaking with huge skies and green seas providing a striking backdrop to white sand beaches and the jagged crags of some of the most remote, unspoiled and enchanting islands of the Hebrides. The crystal clear waters are home to many cetaceans, with porpoise, several species of dolphin and even whales and orcas regularly putting in an appearance.
“From Skye to the Shiants” 10-nights: departing April 23rd, June 18th and September 24th 2016
Some of the most fascinating islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides and the fabulous sea lochs of Argyll are brought together to provide a breathtaking cruise of stunning scenic contrasts. The Small Isles offer a wonderful panorama of constantly changing island scenery. On Skye the stark rise of the jagged Cuillin ridge drops to the gentle white of sandy beaches. The remote magical Shiant Isles are home to thousands of seabirds on their sheer cliffs. Returning to Skye, the calm waters of the Inner Sound allow access to the spectacular mainland sea lochs of Torridon and Carron and shore visits to their charming traditional villages.
“Islay and the Southern Hebrides” 10-nights: departing May 21st and August 27th 2016
Despite their close proximity, each island in the Southern Hebrides has a distinct personality, from the wild mountainous wilderness of Jura to the lush gardens of Gigha. Historically, the area was of great significance as “Argyll’s Sea Kingdom” from the 10th century which had far reaching influence over Scotland and beyond. Clusters of small islands, The “Slate Isles” and the Garvellachs provide some idyllic anchorages. The most westerly and remote island, Colonsay, is surprisingly wooded and fertile with fabulous beaches and scenery whereas Islay is justly famous for its whisky distilleries. The highly-indented coastline of the Argyll mainland offers sheltered stopovers in beautiful Loch Crinan and the magnificent sea loch of Loch Sween.
“St Kilda and the Outer Hebrides Cruise” 10 nights: departing June 4th and July 16th 2016
Situated on the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the Outer Hebrides is a chain of inter-connected islands with their own unique way of life. Much of the Hebrides is very isolated, with an infectious sense of peace and tranquillity. Following a stopover at Canna, the itinerary takes in the far-flung Isles of Barra, Mingulay and the Uists with their endless shell-sand beaches fringed with flowering machair. Given good weather, St Kilda will be the next stop, with the intention to stay for two nights exploring the Archipelago. Depart St Kilda for the Sound of Harris and its stunning sea vistas of thousands of small islands. Visits to the wild Shiant Islands, the romantic Isle of Skye and the delightful Small Isles complete an unforgettable trip.
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