On leaving the pier we head across to the south side of Loch
Broom, Altnaharrie. Sailing outward from here we visit Cormorant Rock and the
nesting cliffs at Mussel Bay before entering Annat Bay beside the seal colony at
Eilean na Mile. At Mussel Bay Red Breasted Merganser ducks can be seen in their
Once in Annat Bay we head across the loch, viewing the Summer Isles and Ben Mhor
Coigach mountain and on to the nesting cliffs of Isle Martin which is home to a
wide variety of sea birds, herons, buzzards and peregrine falcons. This provides
an excellent opportunity for close up photography.
Our next port of call is Dun Canna, a
Pictish fort dating back several thousand years, though little remains but piles
of stones and the tidal sea trap.
Heading on into the anchorage of Isle Martin we pass close
by the pens of the salmon farm. A wealth of history is attached to Isle Martin.
After sailing round the anchorage we pass over the shallow causeway linking Isle
Martin to the mainland before re-entering Loch Broom and head for home.
Throughout this cruise a variety of birds, porpoise, seals and other wildlife
can be seen in abundance.
This is a great
trip for those with less time to spare and want to see the beautiful coastline,
wildlife, Islands and mountains surrounding Ullapool and Loch Broom.
Afternoon Cruise to Annat Bay and Isle Martin
Route may vary according to weather and conditions...
Please Note: If weather and nature conditions are favourable we sometimes run
out to Carn-nan-Sgeir for the afternoon.