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. While ashore, 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. Return to the Seaflower after your hike to a fresh, locally caught, seafood lunch served with refreshments. Guests have an hour to enjoy their lunch, which is served out on deck in beautiful Rona harbour. Once guests are full we will then set sail for Raasay, our 2nd destination of the day. We will continue to serve refreshments during this 1hr 20minute passage.
Upon arrival on Raasay at approx 2:30pm guests get 2 hrs a shore to explore the 2nd destination of the day. The majority of our guests opt for a tour of beautiful Raasay distillery. Pre booking for a distillery tour is not necessary and will be organised by us on the morning of your trip when you board the boat. Seaflower guests have an option to attend the 2:45pm tour.
Alternatively Raasay House offers kayak hire, bicycle hire (manual and electric), and archery for the more adventurous. Raasay House also offers minibus tours (minimum of 4 people) up to the historical sites of Brochel Castle, Calum’s Road and Rainey’s Wall. Please contact Raasay House to book at least 24 hours 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.
As this is our least regular trip, we do require a minimum of 5 people booked on in order to run. We will attempt to group people together on the same date where possible in order to run and make sure people get the most out of their time aboard Seaflower with us.