Following a recent trip to Fort William, travel writer Robin McKelvie joined a Crannog evening cruise. Read on to discover his journey aboard Crannog’s cruise boat, Souters Lass, as told by Barry Hutchison, from the Outdoor Capital of the UK.
Stepping aboard the Souter’s Lass at the Fort William town pier, the family embarked on a trip which saw them take in some of Lochaber’s spectacular scenery including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain.
Popular for all ages
The cruises are a popular activity for visitors and locals alike, as they journey along the loch to pay a visit to the seals who like to bask in the sun on Seal Island. The 90 minute cruises offer the opportunity to spot more than seals, though, with porpoise and golden eagles both being known to put in appearances along the route.
For those rare, once-in-a-blue-moon occasions when it rains in Lochaber, the Souter’s Lass is equipped with an all-weather viewing level where guests can also enjoy some food, drink and traditional Highland hospitality.
Great in all weathers
Rain didn’t prove a problem for Robin and family, though, and a great time was spent spotting wildlife, marvelling at scenery, and standing up the front with arms held out pretending to be Kate Winslet in Titanic.
OK, that last bit was just me, but everyone else had a great time, too.
This is reblogged from the Diaries produced by the Outdoor Capital of the UK; see more on Robin’s adventures in and around Fort William and Lochaber on their website here.
Our cruises depart at 10am, 12noon, 2pm and 4pm; our Evening Cruises take place at 7.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during July and August. All cruises depart from the Town Pier here in Fort William. Just turn up around 15 minutes prior to departure.
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