Meet the Skippers from Crannog’s Cruise Boat, Souters Lass

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The staff onboard our cruise boat are some of the friendliest, cheeriest team you could wish to meet. They are ready to welcome you aboard, ensure your safety and answer any questions you may have about our cruise and what you can see from the boat. The crew are led by one of our 3 qualified and knowledgeable skippers David Mackie, Jamie Ball and Brian Williamson:

David Mackie Skipper and wildlife expert, David, has worked skippering Souters Lass for the last 10 years. He is qualified with a Boat Master Tier 1 Level 2 with a General Passenger Endorsement. He can cope with everything from engine maintenance to identifying seabirds.
“I love being aboard Souters Lass. Once you leave the pier you can really start to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the sea”.

Jamie Ball Jamie Ball has been working with Crannog Cruises for most of his adult life! He started as a member of the crew and then became skipper at the age of 23. Jamie was involved in the early restoration of Souters Lass, enjoying tackling all maintenance issues. Although he now runs his own business, he still enjoys working part time onboard this historic vessel.

Brian Williamson Brain Williamson is a well-known local skipper who has been in charge of all kinds of boats, from traditional sailing boats to a huge 39 metre holiday barge and, of course, Souters Lass. He spends many months each year in Turkey where he heads during the winter to escape the snow of Fort William.


If you have any questions for any one of our skippers, please leave a comment below and they’ll get back to you. Alternatively, come and join one of our cruises which depart daily at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm and you can join them in the wheel house.

Evening cruises operate throughout July and August and depart at 7.30pm. Take a look at our website for more information or leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you!

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