Dolphins playing in Red Moon’s bow wave, the arrowing wake of an otter crossing a sea loch, seals basking on the shore, red deer on the hills, a golden eagle soaring overhead….witnessing any of these is possible on a Red Moon cruise.
Wildlife is – well, the clue is in the name – wild and unpredictable, so we’d be reluctant to guarantee anything…. but Red Moon will carry you to the isolated locations where you are most likely to spot and marvel at the wealth of life inhabiting these waters off Skye and the coastline north and south of the Kyle of Lochalsh.
Summer brings a peak of natural activity for marine wildlife watching here, as shoals of sand eels and mackerel attract a host of predators feasting on this harvest.
From above; puffins, petrels, gulls, terns, shearwaters, guillemots, gannets and, most spectacularly, the white tailed or golden eagle. With five seasons experience we know the best places to go for an opportunity to see these magnificent creatures.
From below; grey & common seals, otters, minke whales, harbour porpoises, bottle nosed and common dolphins…and with luck, even orca whales.
Ashore, the region is a birder’s paradise; on Skye alone, more than 240 species have been recorded, 14 of which of high conservation concern currently breed on the island. We offer a wonderful mobile base for a bird-watching break.
In summer & early autumn we are based at Plockton, but during Spring join us at Oban for a deliciously relaxing cruise to discover the wildlife of the Sound of Mull and Southern Hebrides.