Cruise From Mallaig To Oban
with Highland Lassie
Discover the West Coast’s most elusive wildlife
On the 16th of May 2022 Highland Lassie will cruise from Mallaig, the busy fishing port on the West Coast, to stunning Oban. Come with us on an all-inclusive 6-night cruise where you will discover Scotland’s most elusive wildlife including puffins, golden eagles, Manx shearwater and much more. Along the way we’ll also take in the amazing and undiscovered sights of the West Coast. Book now to ensure you don’t miss out on this truly one-of-a-kind adventure.
Tour the West Coast on an amazing adventure with Highland Lassie. You’ll see majestic, untouched coastlines, Scottish wildlife in their natural habitats and much more. Take in the Island of Eigg, the colourful town of Tobermory on the Island of Mull, the beautiful Island of Iona and more on your way to the Ross of Mull and finally Oban, the jewel of the West Coast, stopping along the way to sample the very best the West Coast has to offer.
Land excursions that will delight be that special walks with wildlife photo opportunities, castle visits or distilleries. Meeting the locals is very much part of the experience to understand the history and culture of our islands and to partake in a ceilidh or two.
Join Highland Lassie approx. 4 pm for a champagne reception and time to explore the boat prior to a Welcome aboard dinner.
Our first day cruising will take us past the Island of Eigg which lies south of the Isle of Skye on our way to the Island of Rum where we disembark for a visit to Kinloch Castle. Rum has one of the largest Manx Shearwater colonies in the world; nearly 1000 red deer and it is known that both Golden & White-tailed Eagles breed here. We also hope to see otters and the Rum pony, re-introduced to the Island by John Bullough in 1988. We anchor ashore the island.
Heading south we cruise into the sound of Rhum & Eigg where we get a view of the west side of Eigg as we travel on to the colourful town of Tobermory on the Island of Mull, our anchorage for the night. We will disembark to visit an array of independent shops offering individuality from chocolates, soaps, jewellery etc, the perfect place to pick up that gift or souvenir. Next, onto a tour of Tobermory distillery where we can sample Scotland’s Amber Nectar!
Cruising west, then south we pass the east side of Coll known for its sandy beaches which rise to form large sand dunes. We pass the Treshnish Island, Staffa, little Colonsay & Inch Kenneth before anchoring for the night in Loch na Keal.
After an early breakfast, we head to the Island of Iona well known for the Abbey, ashore we will take an excursion to Staffa – the island of puffins – and Fingal’s cave, one of the best examples of volcanic basalt columns in the world. This visually astounding geometric sea cave looks like something that should be displayed in a museum of modern art. The astonishing acoustics of the cave inspired Mendelssohn to compose his Hebrides Overture. We anchor for the night in Loch na Lathaich off the Ross of Mull.
For our final cruising day, we go east into the Firth of Lorne with the hope of some dolphin spotting. On our way to Oban where we anchor for the night, we call into Loch Spelve to collect mussel for our Farewell dinner. The top quality of Inerlussa mussel farm is award-winning, they are renowned in Scotland for being the first to develop a continuous rope culture system in 2006. They produce 500 tons of mussels per year.
Departure after breakfast – approx. 11 am.
Itineraries are published as examples only; all cruises are weather dependant to ensure your comfort throughout your stay aboard. The skipper is at your disposal the entire cruise.
Your stay aboard Highland Lassie
Your comfort in mind. Each cabin boasts a comfortable double bed with luxury linen, tea and coffee facilities and an ensuite shower room with complimentary Arran Aromatic toiletries. Both top deck cabins boast panoramic picture windows, offering unbeatable views as we cruise along the Scottish coastline.
Our cabins are the perfect place to relax and unwind in comfortable Harris Tweed chairs. With a glass of amber nectar in hand, you can contemplate the unrivalled scenery. And when you are ready to share your experience with family and friends take advantage of onboard complimentary Wifi available throughout the boat.
Dining Aboard The Highland Lassie
Welcome to the Captain’s table where you will be intoxicated by Scotland’s vast larder, all sourced for your pleasure from the Highlands and Islands. Our menus are designed to ensure that throughout your stay you will experience award-winning Scottish produce that is as diverse as the country’s spectacular scenery.
Your cruise package includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.
Scotland’s Western Isles
Find The Horizon
Every cruise is bespoke as all cruises are weather dependant. Your skipper will join you at dinner to discuss the following day’s itinerary where you will be given an input, as this is your cruise.
Charter Cruises are available.
Available Cabins for Mallaig To Oban Cruise
Mallaig to Oban
Price per cabin, based on two people sharing.