Summer Queen Cruises
Sailing from Ullapool, on
the West Coast of The Highlands of Scotland, The Summer Queen offers visitors
the opportunity to visit the famous Summer Isles.
Our 4 hour morning and 2 hour afternoon cruises take in the beauty of Loch Broom
and the Summer Isles, encountering local wildlife.
Morning Cruise: 10.00 am, 4
Afternoon Cruise: 14.15 pm,
Through the season we pass the nesting sites of many sea birds and watch them
hatch and grow until they leave the nest.
We see Grey and Common Seals at sea and resting on the shorelines of the
Islands we sail between. Porpoise, dolphin and even whales visit our waters and
it is not uncommon for them to pass by and even come to inspect the boat through
We land on Tanera Mhor, the last inhabited Summer Isle and the last place in
Britain to print its own stamps, where visitors can relax at the cafe or take a
walk up the hill and view the surrounding Summer Isles and Achiltibuie.
Our afternoon cruise circumnavigates Carn-nan-sgeir, then follows
Achmore coastline home looking for the Loch Broom sea eagles.
We often sail by working fishing boats creeling and trawling the seas for
prawns, and steam by boats heading for or away from Ullapool.
Commentary is given at all points of interest and when we encounter wildlife, we
try ot translate names where possible (sometimes with mixed results!) and the
crew are happy to answer any questions you may have on the sights, wildlife and
environment you encounter.
- Warm clothing is often advisable.
- A camera and binoculars will prove invaluable (we can not supply
- PLEASE NOTE: We do not operate during the winter due to weather
conditions. We also will cancel if there are not sufficient numbers of
passengers or the weather conditions are poor. Please confirm with us prior to
arriving if you are travelling far.
Please take a look around our site for more details of the cruises on offer
and pictures of the wildlife.
Click here for information on how to book.