Whether a days sail out to the Small Isles or shorter trip over to Inverie on the Knoydart Peninsula. The MV Western Isles working from Mallaig, gives you the chance to see the stunning and remote scenery of Scotlands amazing West Coast also known as “Europe’s Last Wilderness”.
Mix a bit of local life, the Western Isles is also a regular link with Inverie, some trips will find you sharing a slice of Scottish reality you wouldn’t find on a boat primarily used just by tourists. Sharing the journey with shopping and supplies for sixty plus people with an added glimpse of life in this remote village.
We also have a history too, as MV Western Isles has been running a passenger service from Mallaig since the 1950’s. She was originally intended for use by the Admiralty as a supply vessel for larger naval ships. Surplus to requirements she was purchased by Bruce Watt Snr, towed to Edinburgh as just a bare hull and there fitted out for her new status as a passenger vessel.
Not forgetting the great variety of Wildlife, ranging from Sea Birds, Basking Sharks, Seals, Porpoises & Eagles, although you would be more likely to spot the Minke Whales on our trips across to the Small Isles of Eigg, Rum & Canna.
The Western Isles is Skippered by Tony Macrae with over 20 years experience sailing these waters. Together with our three man crew Tommy, Ryan & Nathan and our relief skipper Bruce Watt, we have a fantastic team, always on hand to help and ready with a quip and plenty of banter.
We are always happy to hear from you, whether enquiring about sailing times, scheduled trips, or private charters. Please do visit our Face Book page and leave a photo and a mention of your time with us.
For some truly remarkable memories, with a capacity for 81 passengers, you can charter the Western Isles for friends & family for that special occasion or business & corporate events.