Travel Guide - Things To Do In Scotland

Below are a just few ideas of what you could do if you wish to disembark the vessel for a morning, afternoon or an entire day. Our cruises are flexible, and if the weather allows, we are happy to change our itinerary to suit you. At many of our destinations, there will be the opportunity to go ashore and explore the breath-taking Hebrides and islands from the shore. Ask our skipper for ordnance survey maps and details of the places to visit. For example:


Castlebay: Village on the most southerly inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides (or Western Isles).

Kisimul Castle:

Barra cycle hire: 29 St. Brendans Road, Isle of Barra, HS9 5XJ, Tel: 44(0)1871 810284


Canna, The Small Isles

Canna coastal circuit walk:

Compass hill: a short climb with wonderful views of Skye

Canna guided tour:

Canna walled garden:

Caledonian Canal

Urquhart Castle:

The Clansman Centre:

Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre:

Loch Ness centre and exhibition:

Eigg, The Small Isles

Cycle hire:

Guided tour of the island and wildlife:

Guided walks:


Iona Abbey:



Too many whisky distilleries to list but join us on a whisky cruise to experience the special Islay distilleries!

Isle of Mull

Tobermory whisky distillery:

Eagle watch:

Duart castle:

Guided walks:

Non-guided walks:

Ben More Munro, the only other island Munro outside Skye:

Isle of Jura

Whisky distillery at Craighouse:

Paps of Jura walk:

Isle of Skye

Talisker whisky distillery:

Loch Aline

Ardtornish Esate gardens:

Loch Sween

Castle Sween:

Tayvallich village:


The best place in Scotland to see puffins. 

Isle of Luing

Atlantic Islands Centre:

Muck, The Small Isles

10 things to do on Muck:

Oban and nearby

Oban whisky distillery:

Scottish sealife sanctuary:

Dunollie museum, castle and grounds:

Ocean explorer centre :

Arduaine garden:

Sea kayaking:

Nature reserve:

Rum, The Small Isles

Kinloch Castle tour:

Wildlife tours and guided walks:   

South Uist

Walks and beaches:

Kildonan museum:




Scottish Walks Website

If you would like to plan in advance a long or short walk, have a look at this website:

Reel Private Tours Of Scotland

If you wish to visit a specific part of the Hebrides then we can arrange a private guided tour with 'Reel Private Tours Of Scotland' before, after, or even during your cruise: