Loch Shiel Cruises

The MV Sileas offers you the opportunity to penetrate one of Britain's few remaining wilderness areas, where regular sightings of Golden Eagles and Red Deer are common.

Accessible only by boat, the eighteen-mile length of Loch Shiel, once a sea-loch but reshaped by the retreating glaciers of the last Ice Age, contains a wide variety of wildlife amidst stunning mountain scenery.

Cruises are operated by friendly, knowledgeable local people who provide live commentary on the trip. The Sileas has a bar and also offers tea, coffee and light refreshments. Meals and snacks are available at each end of the loch at Glenfinnan and Acharacle.

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Our Cruises

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Glenaladale Cruise

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

Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
Departs: Glenfinnan, By Fort William 10.45am

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Prince’s Bay Cruise

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 at Glenfinnan.

Duration: 60 Minutes
Departs: Glenfinnan 12.45pm

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Gaskan Cruise

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

Duration: 2.5 hours
Departs: Glenfinnan 2.00pm

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The Loch Cruise – Return

Sit back and enjoy the view and commentary as you sail down this magnificent and historical waterway. On this cruise walkers or cyclists can be dropped off / picked up at the new pontoon at Polloch by prior arrangement.

Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
Departs: Glenfinnan, By Fort William 09.30am

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The Loch Cruise – Single from Glenfinnan to Acharacle 9.30am – 11.55am

Experience the full splendour of the Loch, departing from both Glenfinnan. Sit back and enjoy the view and commentary as you sail down this magnificent and historic waterway.

Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)
Departs: Glenfinnan, By Fort William 09.30am

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The Loch Cruise – Single from Acharacle to Glenfinnan

Experience the full splendour of the Loch, departing from Acharacle. Sit back and enjoy the view and commentary as you sail down this magnificent and historic waterway.

Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)
Departs: Acharacle 13.15pm

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NEW! Evening Piper Cruise

A local bagpipe player will join us on our evening cruise to play traditional tunes on the bagpipes on the way out from the jetty and on the way back in.

Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
Departs: Glenfinnan, By Fort William 07.30am

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1 hr PRIVATE CHARTER

We can reach Glenaladale on a two hour cruise from Glenfinnan. A perfect way to add a special touch to a celebration or just enjoy the loch with your own friends and family.

Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
Departs: Glenfinnan, By Fort William

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Ceilidh Cruise

You can’t have a better evening than a ceilidh … unless you have a ceilidh on a boat! Join us for an evening of traditional Scottish music played by celebrated local musician, the fiddler Roddy Matthews and friends. 

Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
Departs: Glenfinnan, By Fort William

Private Charter

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 outing.