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We’re delighted to announce that Western Isles Cruises Ltd have been successful in being awarded a new 5 year contract to continue the Knoydart Ferry Service.

In addition we have also been awarded the Small Isles School Contract, transporting the children to and from the Isles of Eigg, Muck & Rum to the High School in Mallaig.

We are really looking forward to working with the Islands and forming a key part of their link to the mainland.

We will initially be using the Larven, but we are looking at bringing in a new vessel to support this service.

Western Isles Cruises offer unforgettable experiences that will live with you forever.

Western Isles Cruises ltd operate the Knoydart Ferry Service, 1 Hour Wildlife Cruises & Private charter for Weddings and special occasions, plus fast remote drop off and pickups in our Red Bay RIB.

We run three MCA approved passenger vessels: The jewel in our crown is the MV Western Isles, an 81 passenger traditional wooden ferry, with a licensed bar and toilets. This has operated as the ferry service up Loch Nevis for the past 60 years.

Next up, the new purpose built in 2018 42 passenger Catamaran the MV Larven named after the Munro on the Knoydart peninsular.

Please note that dogs travel for free on both these vessels, however they’re not able to travel inside our cabins.

And finally a 10 passenger Red Bay RIB, Big Dipper. This bad boy can do 40 knots and can drop you off or pick you up from anywhere, or alternately just take you on a wildlife rib adventure you will never forget.

So for your next adventure or special occasion let Western Isles make it unforgettable.

We pride ourselves on our service and the quality of our staff. Please check us out on TripAdvisor and visit our Facebook page to see what’s going on.

Whatever the time of year, if you find yourself in Mallaig do not miss this opportunity to do something really special.

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