Summer Queen Pictures - click thumbnails

Crossing Annat Bay - click to view

Annat Bay
Summer Isles - click to view

Cathedral Cave - click to view

With Dolphin - click to view

View from Tanera - click to view

4 Hour Morning Cruise - Summer Isles, Tanera Mhor
The morning cruise departs from Ullapool Harbour at 10.00 am.
Monday to Saturday.


Adults: 30
Under 16 years old: 15
Under 5 year old: free


What We Hope To See:


  • Seagulls
  • Cormorants and Shags
  • Guillemots
  • Grey Seals
  • Porpoise
  • Visiting Dolphin and Whales
  • Gannets
  • Oyster Catchers
  • Sea Eagles
  • Rare plants and wildlife on Tanera

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Morning Cruise Overview


This is a 4 hour cruise of approximately 35 miles. Heading out from Ullapool we sail down the centre of Loch Broom to Camus a Mhaoraich (Mussel Bay), where a colony of Atlantic Grey Seals are often seen basking on the rocks.

We then sail across Annat Bay towards Carn-nan-Sgeir, known locally as Bird Island, and in recent years a favourite location for common seals, before heading into the Summer Isles themselves.


Passing through the various Summer Isles, a wide variety of seabirds, seal colonies, porpoises, dolphins and Minke whales are often seen.

We then visit Cathedral Cave on the west side of Tanera Beag to see the shags and cormorants that nest inside. This cave abounds in a triumph of colour and nests, which is a joy to behold for the nature lover and photographer alike.

On leaving the cave we travel through the narrow seaways between the islands and arrive at the sheltered haven of Tanera Mhor, the principle and only inhabited island in the group of Summer Isles. During the late 18th century this island was an important herring fishing station and the ruins of the old buildings can still be seen. We stay here for about 45 minutes and passengers can go ashore and explore, or visit the cafe and post office. The Summer Isles produce their own postage stamps which are well known for their artistic merit. They are collected by philatelists throughout the world and have been graciously accepted in the Royal Collection. For the more adventurous a short walk to the top of the hill opens up a view of scenic splendour. On a clear day you can see Skye and the Outer Hebrides quite clearly as well as the major mountains in the area.

After we visit Tanera Mhor we go to Horse Island and Goat Island and witness the fun and frolics of the large colony of common seals that has been resident here for many years.

Leaving the seals behind us, we head back across Annat Bay and navigate the coastline of Isle Martin.

Alas, time runs out and we must then head for home. However, we can guarantee an unforgettable and enjoyable cruise will have been had with an abundance of wildlife and scenery that only Scotland and the Summer Isles can offer.


Morning Cruise to Summer Islands and Tanera

4 Hour Morning Cruise to Summer Isles and Tanera
Route may vary according to weather and conditions...


Clip from Morning Cruise: Dolphin and at Tanera Mor: