Set sail with Shearwater Cruises from Ullapool Harbour and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Summer Isles and Loch Broom. Shearwater Cruises, one of Ullapool’s maritime offerings, provides boat trips that showcase the stunning landscapes of the Coigach and Scoraig peninsulas and offer panoramic views stretching all the way to the Hebrides on clear days.

Discover the Summer Isles with Shearwater Cruises

The ‘Summer Queen’ cruises, a tradition since the 1970s, are piloted by crews each boasting over four decades of sea experience, including tours, fishing, offshore work, and marine conservation. This wealth of experience enriches each cruise, making it not just a journey but a voyage through time and nature.

A Cruise for Every Explorer

Operating Monday through Saturday with departures at 10 am and 1 pm, and offering special Sunday sailings during the busy season, Shearwater Cruises caters to a wide audience of explorers, historians, and nature enthusiasts. The Shearwater is also available for private charter, accommodating up to 30 passengers in comfort, with both indoor seating and essential amenities, including a toilet on board.

Embarking from Ullapool

Ullapool, rich in history and set on the shores of Loch Broom, serves as the perfect starting point for Shearwater Cruises. The area is steeped in Neolithic, Pictish, Celtic Christian, and Viking heritage, making every cruise a journey through Scotland’s diverse cultural and natural history. Shearwater Cruises takes pride in offering access to the spectacular coast and islands of the Summer Isles, located within the Wester Ross Marine Protected Area.

The Shearwater Experience

The Shearwater, a Powerglide 50 Catamaran built in 2010, is fully equipped with modern navigational and safety equipment, ensuring a smooth and secure voyage. Passengers are encouraged to dress warmly and bring binoculars and cameras to capture the stunning scenery and wildlife, which may include seals, dolphins, porpoises, whales, and eagles.

What to Expect on Your Cruise

The journey with Shearwater Cruises is an exploration of the untouched beauty of the Summer Isles, wildlife encounters, and the mesmerizing landscape of the Scottish Highlands. From the comfort of the Shearwater, passengers can enjoy the tranquillity of the sea, the rich biodiversity, and the captivating history of the region.

Tips for an Enjoyable Trip

Shearwater Cruises aims to make your experience as enjoyable as possible and suggests bringing waterproof and warm clothing, along with food and drink, as onboard sales are not available. The crew’s extensive knowledge of the area’s wildlife and geography ensures that each trip is educational, enjoyable, and unforgettable.

Join Shearwater Cruises for an Unforgettable Voyage

A trip with Shearwater Cruises is a must for anyone visiting Ullapool or embarking on the NC500 route. Whether you’re a seasoned wildlife enthusiast or simply seeking a peaceful day out amidst spectacular scenery, Shearwater Cruises offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect with the natural beauty of the Highlands.

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