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Western Isles Cruises has done a number of private hires for TV production and in 2020 we took part in the making of Series 5, Episode 5 of SAS Who Dares Wins.

It was great fun and something a bit different from our normal ferry service, and we can tell you first hand it is as brutal on the contestants as it looks on TV.

We picked-up both teams from a beach on the Isle or Raasay, hid them from the hunter force, gave them their instructions and dropped them off for the next part of their mission.

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Western Isles Cruises ltd operates the Knoydart Ferry ServiceOne-Hour Wildlife Cruises & Private Charters for weddings and special occasions, plus fast remote drop off and pickups in our RIB.

We operate a daily, all year-round Knoydart ferry service between the Scottish fishing village of Mallaig, to Inverie and Tarbet in Loch Nevis. This is a life-line service to one of the most remote places in Scotland and only accessible by sea or a two-day walk.

The transfer from Mallaig to Inverie, takes between 25 and 40 minutes depending on the boat you catch. Children ages 5 to 13 travel half-price and children under 5 and dogs travel free. We also accept highland travel cards.

Operating daily from Mallaig throughout July to September, this trip is designed to fit in with the Jacobite Steam Train. Leaving Mallaig we travel out to Green Island on the Knoydart Peninsular where you will see seals relaxing on the rocks.

The waters are frequently visited by a variety of birds, porpoises, dolphins, whales and basking sharks. Relax with a drink from the bar and enjoy some of the best scenery you will very see anywhere.

The Big Dipper provides comfortable and safe transport to, and from, Knoydart and the surrounding areas. Charter our boat for a one hour wildlife adventure, a half-day or even a whole-day charter.

Perfect for fast transfers and drop off in remote locations.

This is one of the best thing you will do on holiday this year.

Top-Rated Cruises in Mallaig, Scotland

"Wonderful and engaging crew"

Absolutely brilliant experience enhanced by wonderful and engaging crew. My trip from Manchester was made extra special with such warm hospitality.

– Vinny C., Google Review
"Worth booking in advance"

Very efficient, ran on time. If you have a smartphone or tablet it's worth booking in advance to save queuing when it's busy.

– Tim C., Google Review
"Nice trip and wonderful people"

1hour cruise it’s a wonderful idea. We saw Seals, dolphins and the lovely seal Annabelle was waiting for us at the pier when we arrived. Nice trip and wonderful people. Very friendly. Binoculars are a great idea also before boarding :D

– Miguel H., Google Reviewe
"Friendly, helpful staff"

Great trip out to Eigg, friendly helpful staff who are happy to stop and point out the local wildlife when they make an appearance.

– Kirsty R., Google Review