Sunart Boat Trips
Half-day boat trips from the pontoons at Salen on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula
(40 miles West of Fort William)
Our trips run on Loch Sunart, a picturesque sea loch which is 19 miles long, and flows out to the
Sound of Mull. The loch has an abundance of wildlife and sightings include seals, terns, sea eagles, herons, otters, porpoises, dolphins and red deer to name but a few. We can't guarantee that you'll see all of these but would be disappointed if you didn't see some of them. The loch has some interesting history, including sheltered bays where Vikings wintered their long boats, sites of Iron Age hill forts, and places where chemical elements were discovered and bear their name.
The trips leave twice daily, Monday to Friday at 9.15am and 1.30pm. Weekend trips are available for groups of 6 or more by prior arrangement.
Bookings in advance are highly recommended but we sometimes have spaces on the day - whichever option suits you, we'll do our best to accommodate you.
Due to the unpredictability of the British weather, all advance bookings will be provisional. We will contact you by text or e-mail before your trip to confirm your booking. More information will be provided at the time of booking.
The trip lasts approx 3 &1/2 hours, there are full toilet facilities on board and bottled water will be available free of charge. There are no facilities for making hot drinks so if you need snacks and hot drinks, please bring your own sandwiches and a flask (Salen Jetty Shop do really nice coffee and home baking to takeaway). Please ensure you wear warm and waterproof clothing and sensible shoes. Don't forget your binoculars and camera. We do have a few pairs of binoculars available if you don't have your own.
Our trip boat Mingary is named after the steam yacht Mingary who was moored in Salen bay in the early 20th century and owned by Mr Charles Rudd the owner of the Ardnamurchan peninsula (and was said to cost more to run than the whole estate). Our boat is a little bit smaller and is an Evolution 38. She has a side door for easy access and plenty of seating outside and a nice warm wheel house with seating. She is capable of 26kts but cruises along effortlessly at 8kts for the trips.
Prices for trips
Children (under 14)
Discounts available for whole boat charters
To book a trip, please phone or
Tel No: 07909 944494 or 01967 431510
Jan & Mark Drury
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