Boat Trips

There are a number of cruises available in the area all of which are well worth doing. Eas a' Chual Aluinn (Scottish Gaelic "Eas a' Chùil Àlainn", "waterfall of the beautiful tresses") is Britain's highest waterfall with a sheer drop of 658 ft. (200 m).  After the rain, when it’s in full flow it is over three times higher than Niagara Falls!  The falls can be reached by an arduous six mile walk across boggy ground from the road about three miles south of Kylesku in Sutherland or, a much nicer way to see it is with the boat that runs from Kylesku Hotel to the top of Loch Beag where you get an amazing view of the falls

Handa Island.  If the walking the 6km round the island is a bit daunting then the other option would be to take the Scourie Wildlife Cruise Ferry round the island. The service operates from April to September (ish), Monday - Saturday. Crossings are very weather dependent so if windy it’s wise to check its running before going.  Last outbound trip is about 2:00 pm and the last return trip is about at 4:45pm. Tarbet is sign-posted from the A894, 3 miles North of Scourie, and 3 miles South of Laxford Bridge. In addition to the Handa Island trip the Wildlife Cruises also do a one hour tour wildlife cruise. This is not a fixed trip but is dependent on what is happening at the time of year you are here. The might take you to see an island of basking seals or to view whales up close as they pass through our waters. They also do private charters, evening cruises and sea angling.