We are delighted to be able to welcome passengers with varying degrees of ability onboard our trips.
Gaining access to the MV Seaflower is made easy for guests with limited mobility. The harbour itself and the gangway which leads to the boat are step free. At low tide the gangway can be quite steep but we are more than happy to assist guests down to the boat.
Once at the doorway to the boat, guests are required to step aboard via a single step up. Unfortunately, the entryway to the deck is too narrow to allow for a wheelchair ramp, so walking aids and light wheelchairs would need to be lifted aboard. Once onboard, there is ample outdoor deck space for guests to relax and enjoy the scenery.
With Seaflower being a catamaran and having a twin hull, it is very stable, however we do recommend having breaks applied and any belts fastened while out on the water for guests comfort and safety.
Gaining access to the wheelhouse (inside area) also requires guests to step over a raised doorway. It is a single step again but may be difficult for guests with limited mobility to negotiate. Once inside there is ample seating available.
We have a bathroom aboard MV Seaflower, this is accessed by 3 downward steps. It is a good sized bathroom but the movement of guests with walking aids may be restricted due to a lack of turning space.
Once at our destination accessibility can be a challenge. Rona and Raasay are rural islands and the terrain can be difficult. Rona has an uneven single track road and from there the walking trails branch off so you can explore the island. Raasay has better road surfaces and infrastructure for taking in the points of interest for guests with reduced mobility. The Raasay Distillery and Raasay House are both accessible for wheelchair users.
We are also more than happy for any guests to enjoy the lunch and then just relax on deck while fellow guests go ashore and take in a walk during their allotted time.
We encourage guests to get in touch with any further questions they may have about boat accessibility. We are happy to arrange a viewing of the boat and it’s access so that guests can decide if it is a suitable option for them prior to booking.
Service dogs are welcome onboard all SeaflowerSkye tours.