This five night Scottish cruise takes you along the majestic Sound of Mull, famous for its wildlife and bordered by the Isle of Mull and the Morvern Peninsula, and along historic Loch Linnhe. Our voyage will give you the full flavour of Scotland from the sea: its sheltered sea lochs, tranquil anchorages, picturesque harbours, ancient castles and even a whisky distillery. The mini cruise is a wonderful introduction to the breath-taking Hebrides and Islands.

We are pleased to offer to our passengers a complementary visit to Duart castle.

Highlights


• Discover Oban

• Experience Loch Linnhe, Loch Spelve & Loch Aline

• Visit Duart Castle

• Discover Tobermory & Isle of Oronsay

Some of the places we may visit are: Oban: Your departure point will be Oban (Dunstaffnage Marina), the gateway to the Hebridean isles. After a short introduction to life on board our small ship we lift anchor and set sail to our first destination. Loch Linnhe: The long Loch Linnhe goes all the way to Fort William. We travel past Lismore Island for the sheltered anchorage off Shuna Island. We can go ashore and visit the local nature reserve on the mainland and admire the famous Castle Stalker. There are lovely walks across the causeway bridge to Port Appin. Loch Spelve: A narrow entrance leads us in to the tranquil waters of Loch Spelve (on the beautiful Isle of Mull) with its surrounding ancient oak forest. If we are lucky we might spot an otter along the loch shore. We can also pick up some local grown mussels in the morning before we leave to our next destination. Duart Castle: Our daytime anchorage in Duart Bay is below the spectacular 13th century Duart Castle, the ancestral home to the Maclean clan. You can go for walks along the shore and visit the castle and learn about its rich clan history. Tobermory: One of the most picturesque towns in the Hebridean Isles with its famous whisky distillery and colourful waterfront. We anchor in the Bay where a Spanish galleon was supposedly sunk with all its treasure. We can spend a day ashore and for the adventurous there are fast boat trips that can be arranged to visit Fingal’s cave on the Isle of Staffa. There are also Sea Eagle Watch tours, guided walks or you can just wander along the streets, visit the delightful local museum, perhaps watch a pipe band, admire the wooden fishing boats and take in the long history of this lovely village. Isle of Oronsay: Just south of Oronsay island, another Inner Hebridean island, lies secluded Loch Drumbuie. A squeeze between high sided cliffs and we are in a perfectly sheltered anchorage. We can spend a tranquil night here. Loch Aline: In the picturesque Loch Aline there are woodland walks and, at the head of the loch, is ancient Ardtornish estate and woodland gardens.
Please note that your voyage is weather dependent. Weather doesn't just mean good or bad weather. There are many considerations such as tidal gates, wind direction and strength, the strength and direction of currents, overfalls, and fetch. If you wish to visit a specific place or have a specific experience, such as fly fishing, sea eagle tours, whisky tasting, then please do let your skipper know and he will endeavour to meet your request.

Double/twin cabin with ensuite

£ 1125 GBP pp
Double/twin cabin with ensuite
These cabins have ensuite shower, toilet and washbasin

Single cabin

£ 1125 GBP pp
Single cabin
Single cabins have a wash basin and shared shower and wc.

Double cabin

£ 1450 GBP pp
Double cabin
These cabins have a wash basin and shared shower and wc.

Single cabin

£ 1125 GBP pp
Single cabin
Single cabins have a wash basin and shared shower and wc.

Double/twin cabin with ensuite

£ 1125 GBP pp
Double/twin cabin with ensuite
These cabins have ensuite shower, toilet and washbasin

Double cabin

£ 1450 GBP pp
Double cabin
These cabins have a wash basin and shared shower and wc.

Double/twin cabin with ensuite

£ 1125 GBP pp
Double/twin cabin with ensuite
These cabins have ensuite shower, toilet and washbasin

Single cabin

£ 1125 GBP pp
Single cabin
Single cabins have a wash basin and shared shower and wc.

Double cabin

£ 1450 GBP pp
Double cabin
These cabins have a wash basin and shared shower and wc.

Single cabin

£ 1125 GBP pp
Single cabin
Single cabins have a wash basin and shared shower and wc.

Double/twin cabin with ensuite

£ 1125 GBP pp
Double/twin cabin with ensuite
These cabins have ensuite shower, toilet and washbasin

Double cabin

£ 1450 GBP pp
Double cabin
These cabins have a wash basin and shared shower and wc.

Single cabin

£ 1125 GBP pp
Single cabin
Single cabins have a wash basin and shared shower and wc.

Double/twin cabin with ensuite

£ 1125 GBP pp
Double/twin cabin with ensuite
These cabins have ensuite shower, toilet and washbasin

Double cabin

£ 1450 GBP pp
Double cabin
These cabins have a wash basin and shared shower and wc.

Single cabin

£ 1125 GBP pp
Single cabin
Single cabins have a wash basin and shared shower and wc.

Double/twin cabin with ensuite

£ 1125 GBP pp
Double/twin cabin with ensuite
These cabins have ensuite shower, toilet and washbasin

Double cabin

£ 1450 GBP pp
Double cabin
These cabins have a wash basin and shared shower and wc.

Seahorse II

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 24.9 metres

Passenger Capacity: 11

Seahorse II (82 feet long and a beamy 23 feet)  was built to the highest standard for the Norwegian fjords and life in the high northern latitudes. A 10mm Swedish steel hull, air conditioned and heated throughout, and winter sailing for the British Royal Navy for months at a time in the western approaches means that this wee cruise ship is more than enough for these summer adventures in the Gulf Stream warmed waters of the west coast of Scotland. Powerful enough to cruise the many spectacular islands and lochs of the Inner Hebrides and Outer Hebrides, yet small enough to anchor in remote and hauntingly beautiful places that the larger passenger ships are unable to visit. With a maximum speed of 11 knots (from a 350 hp Volvo diesel) Seahorse II is a sturdy, go-anywhere, yet comfortable adventurer.

Accommodation 2019  Seahorse II takes a maximum of eleven guests. There are two NEW double (or twin) en-suites and two twins, three single cabins, one with a 105 cm wide bed, all temperature controlled and with washbasin. All cabin linen and towels are supplied including luxurious towelling dressing gowns for the cabins with no en-suite. There is a wonderful deck saloon where we dine and view the spectacular Hebridean wildlife. A bridge full of the best navigational aids, a high foredeck for wildlife spotting and a boat deck for lounging, she is the perfect vessel for your life afloat. On the spacious aft deck (ideal for alfresco dining when the boat is at anchor or under way) we have a powerful little crane for launching Seahorse's two dinghies, two sea kayaks and paddle board. Here there is also plenty of room for your windsurf and kitesurf gears, diving gear, sailing dinghies and anything else you need for a great Scottish sea adventure.

Your Crew  You will have a crew of three taking you on your Scottish mini cruise. Your professional skipper is passionate about boats, sailing, and the natural environment of the islands and sea lochs of the Hebrides and Argyll. He is more than happy to share his knowledge of the area to those on board while ensuring his shipmates have as much fun as possible. You will have your own on board chef who provides wonderful meals, locally-sourced and freshly prepared from the galley and a bosun/crewmember who will be there to provide assistance whenever you will need it.

Cabin layout for Seahorse II

Save 10% on Voyages aboard Seahorse II & St Hilda

Family Discount - Families (minimum four) can now receive a 10% discount for any of our Scottish cruises. 

Autumn Discount - We are offering a 10% discount on our Scottish island cruises running in October 2019. 

Prices online do not show the discounted rates. Terms and Conditions apply, special offer is subject to availability, please contact us for more details.

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