Glenfinnan 10.45am Tuesday & Thursday Only
A cruise halfway down the Loch to this beautiful and majestic
glen, homeland of Sliochd Iain Oig, a notable branch of the
MacDonalds of Clan Ranald. In 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie spent
a night here prior to landing at Glenfinnan, where the Standard
was raised, starting the ill-fated Jacobite uprising and the
quest to reclaim the throne for his family, the Stuarts. A
descendant of the MacDonalds of Glenaladale built the monument
at Glenfinnan in memory of the clansmen faithful to the Jacobite
cause. Superb views of the monument, church and *21-arch
railway viaduct. *See the "Jacobite
Steam Train" crossing the viaduct on this cruise. This is
a film location for Harry Potter.
(Note: The Jacobite runs from Monday 9th
April to Friday 26th October 2018 (Monday to Friday)).
Prince's Bay Depart
Glenfinnan 12.45pm Tuesday & Thursday Only
A short cruise to where Bonnie Prince Charlie paused before
landing by longboat at Glenfinnan, taking in magnificent views
of the railway viaduct, the church and the famous monument
Glenfinnan 2.00pm Tuesday & Thursday Only
An afternoon cruise to Glenaladale and on to Gaskan, former
home of Mike Tomkies, the well known and respected naturalist
who studied in great detail the local wildlife and wrote several
books from the cottage he re-named "Wildernesse".The return
leg will take in the "Black Rocks", island refuge of the clan
chieftain, Cameron of Locheil, on his escape from the battle
The Loch Cruise Depart
Glenfinnan 9.30am Depart Acharacle 1.15pm Wednesday Only
Experience the full splendour of the Loch, departing from
both Glenfinnan and Acharacle. Sit back and enjoy the view
and commentary as you sail down this magnificent and historic
waterway. On this cruise walkers or cyclists can be dropped
off / picked up at the new pontoon at Polloch by prior arrangement.
The boat arrives at Polloch from Glenfinnan at approx. 11.00am
and from Acharacle on the return leg at approx. 2.15pm. The
forestry road from Polloch Pontoon to Glenfinnan is around
13 miles long. Landings at Dalilea can also be made on request.
Passengers with a particular desire to see the rare and beautiful
Black-throated Diver and the White-tailed Eagle are advised
to take this cruise, there is an increased chance of sighting
a Golden Eagle due to the boat covering the whole length of
Ceilidh / Special Cruises
Lochaber probably has a higher proportion of talented musicians
than anywhere in Britain ... and the best in Traditional Music
features in our regular Ceilidh Cruises, a treat not to be
missed! Special Themed Cruises, e.g. Rare Birds and Photography,
are run throughout the season. For details on coming
events check our Coming Events page
or with the area tourist information centres.
Private Charters Available
for Private Charter 7 days/week April to November
Available for Private Charter,
the MV Sileas is a wonderful venue for that special occasion,
be it for business, a wedding, a party or indeed any group
and finally ...
The weather on Loch Shiel is always glorious ... but nevertheless
pasengers are advised to bring warm clothing and waterproofs!