This trip will leave the pontoon at Dunstaffnage and go across via Lismore Lighthouse to the shores of Mull where Duart Castle sits high on the rocks overlooking the seas it guards. Loch Linne, Loch Etive and the Firth of Lorne as it meets the Sound of Mull.
Duart Castle is the stronghold of the clan McLean. It has been featured in many films, to name but a few - 1945, I Know Where I'm Going, then 1971, When Eight Bells Toll. It also featured in Entrapment in 1999.
The castle dates back to the 13th century. In 1691 the castle was demolished and lay in ruins for many years until the Mcleans bought it back and restored it to its present state.
The walls on the landward side, which were more vunerable, are 29 feet (9m) high and 10 feet (3m) thick.
The evening light on the West Coast can be spectacular. When the sun sets over the mountains and sea you feel in awe of the beauty and grandeur of it all.
Take a cruise around the area and capture a moment in time.
Private Boat Trip
Our custom cruise option is basically your own private boat trip. You can choose the locations you wish to visit and the activities you wish to do. Book your day and then we can help plan the itinerary. Below are some ideas that may get you started . .
There are distileries that are open to visitors, there's a new one at Drimnin - Ncn'ean Distillery - specialising in an organic approach. You can have a tea and a bun whilst your there ! Ncnean distillery
There is also Tobermory - Ledaig - on the shore, right at the Marina. Tons to do and see in this bustling wee town. you can visit it on Ledaig whisky
Going the opposite direction there is Port Appin with its seafood resteraunt, very good dining ! We can go on up the loch, through the Corran narrows, and on to Fort William, or up to the famous Neptunes Ladder at the start of the Caledonian canal.