Depart for Rona at 9am. Enjoy a leisurely cruise to the stunning Rona Harbour (Acarsaid Mhor), taking in views of the iconic Storr and Cuillins along the way.
Wildlife spotting opportunities are abundant throughout this trip, from seabirds to marine life. In particular, Rona has a resident seal colony, so make sure you take a pair of our binoculars to hopefully view them basking on the rocks.
Guests go ashore and have up to 2 hours during which they can explore the natural beauty of this remote island. The views looking back toward Skye are magnificent from Rona. The historical site of ‘An Teampull’, a small 14th century chapel, can be accessed on foot. Take a hike to the ruins of a settlement that dates back to the Scottish Clearances. Alternatively walk to the dramatic Church Cave, which was used for Sunday worship until 1912.
Come back aboard to cruise to our next destination, the Isle of Raasay. This is where we will stop to allow you to enjoy a fresh, locally caught, seafood lunch with refreshments.
Go ashore on Raasay at approx 2:20pm and avail of the many activities on offer.
We recommend a visit to the newly built Raasay Distillery for a tour with the friendly staff and a taste of their whisky. Booking in advance for this tour is advisable. The 2:45pm slot is the tour to book to fit in with the trip itinerary.
Alternatively Raasay House offers kayak hire, bicycle hire (manual and electric), and archery for the more adventurous. Raasay House also offers minibus tours up to the historical sites of Brochel Castle, Calum’s Road and Rainey’s Wall. Please contact Raasay House to book in advance. Or simply walk one of the many trails and appreciate the spectacular views.
Return to the Seaflower at 4:20pm for our journey back to Portree, arriving at approximately 5pm.