On a cruise between the largest Inner Hebrides islands of Skye and Mull you will pass a group of magical islands known as “The Small Isles”. The Isles of Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck are, indeed, small islands but each one is equally fascinating with its own unique beauty, atmosphere and scenery.
A journey through these islands is a visual wonder with amazing ever-changing vistas of coastlines, mountain ranges and open sea.Each of the islands offers enticing anchorages and shore visits. The largest island is Rum with a rugged mountainous landscape. It is part owned by the community of 45 people and the National Trust of Scotland and a visit to Kinloch Castle is to be recommended. Eigg is dramatically dominated by the towering ridge of “An Sgurr” and is community owned with around 100 residents. Canna is the furthest outlying island with a wild and remote beauty. Owned by the National Trust for Scotland it has a population of only 12 people. Muck is the smallest and most fertile of the Small Isles. The population lives mainly round the tiny harbour of Port Mor with its picturesque horse-shoe anchorage.
Sad though it may be to departs these fascinating islands, on the horizon is the fabulous outline of the Cuillin Mountain Range and the promise of a magical journey over the sea to Skye.
We have several cruises which call in at The Small Isles
Isle of Skye and the Inner Hebrides 6-night cruise from May to September 2016 onboard The Glen Massan and The Glen Tarsan
Skye and the Small Isles 6-night cruise in October 2016 onboard the Glen Etive
From Skye to the Shiants 10-night cruise in June, July and September 2016 onboard the Glen Etive