Category: All RIB Trips

Sea Stacks Trip

This popular 2 hour Sea Stacks trip takes in some of the most stunning scenery on Uig’s Atlantic coast. Leaving from the pontoon at Miavaig jetty we head out of Loch Roag to Vacasay, before setting a course for Harsgeir and Berisay. The stack off Berisay was at one time a temporary home for Neil Macleod, one of the many sons of the last Macleod Chief of Lewis. He was involved in the struggle between the Macleods and the Mackenzies, where the latter gained control of Lewis.

Seal

Seal

The waters around Berisay are home to a large population of seals, many of whom are to be seen relaxing on the rocks as we pass. Continuing to the Old Hill, with its 90 metre high cliffs, one tries to imagine how they appear in winter when the waves and spray break clearly over the top. In summer, nesting kittiwakes take shelter in the caves at the north end of the island. The boat then turns to the island of Campay to see its 100-metre long rock archway and blowholes before cruising on to the clear blue waters of the Little Bernera lagoon. We slowly motor past the lagoon, round to the beach and chapel ruins at Temple Sands. Our last stop is through Kyles Bernera at Bosta beach, to see the recently installed tidal bell, before returning to the pontoons at Miavaig.

This non-landing trip is suitable for all the family.

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Trip cost per person – £42
Under 12yrs old          – £32

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Fishing Trip

Whether you are a novice or experienced angler, why not spend a couple of hours fishing the waters around Uig?  We can supply all the fishing gear and waterproofs if required, to ensure you enjoy the day.

This trip is also available as a private hire, so you can choose the length of time of your fishing day!

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Trip cost per person – £42

Under 12yrs old          – £32

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Sea Eagles and Lagoon Trip

This popular trip leaves the jetty at Miavaig, in Uig, most days throughout the summer (with the exception of Sunday) weather permitting. Heading out Loch Roag and past the village of Reef, we enter Little Loch Roag to look for otters, often seen foraging on the shoreline. Sea eagles have been reintroduced, and frequently patrol this area, magnificent birds of prey which are larger and darker than golden eagles. You will see an unusual heronry, with herons nesting on the cliff face above the sea loch. From there we head for the sweeping length of Traigh na Berie towards the island of Siaram, then on to Pabbay Mor, slowing down to explore the amazing depths of the sea-caves, before going round the North end of Pabbay to see its impressive natural arch and spectacular Lagoon surrounded by sandy beaches.

On our return journey, we stop off to see the seals and lift a couple of lobster pots to check the day’s catch, a highlight of the trip, especially for younger passengers! This relaxing trip is suitable for all ages.

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Trip cost per person – £42

Under 12yrs old          – £32

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Gallan Head Trip

Enjoy a scenic 2 hour RIB trip to Gallan Head taking in the stunning views of Reef Beach, Pabbay, and Cliff bay, sailing past the archway to see the Kittiwakes which nest precariously close to the edge of the cliffs. Gallan Head is the most north westerly point of the UK and has some of the most spectacular sea caves on the west coast. The headland and nearby reef provide some of the best feeding areas for basking sharks and whales, which are regularly seen on this trip. Humpback whales have been seen breeching in this area. We wil also look out for fulmars, shags, razor bills and the occasional puffin.

Depending on the weather, we may then go round the Gallan or turn towards the small island of Harsgeir, home to many nesting birds, including eider duck, black back gulls and cormorants as well as grey and common seals. On our return journey to Miavaig we may stop off at the island of Vacasay to check our lobster pots. This trip is suitable for all the family and runs twice weekly – please check our timetable for sailings or ask for details when booking.

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Trip cost per person – £42

Under 12yrs old          – £32

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Customise your own Trip

Create Your Own Adventure

Create your own Adventure

Plan your own itinerary to take in sea eagles, seals and other local wildlife. Land on a deserted island. We can also include a 1 1/2 hour landing at the Callanish Standing Stones and visitors centre. 3 Hour Trip for £485.

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Island Trip

The Island Trip includes one and a half hours ashore on one of the many scenic islands in Loch Roag. For the first part of this trip we take you on a cruise to look at the wildlife, seals, birds and basking sharks, before choosing a suitable landing place for you to go ashore and explore the island, usually Little Bernera or Pabbay. Many of these remote islands were previously inhabited leaving a rich legacy of oral tradition. Your time ashore gives you the opportunity to picnic with your family on a deserted beach, or walk over hills that offer you spectacular views, before your return journey.

Little Bernera (Scottish Gaelic: Bearnaraigh Beag)
Little Bernera lies between the sea lochs of West and East Loch Roag, immediately to the north of Great Bernera. The island rises to a height of 42m (137 feet) and has an area of 138 ha.

A few centuries ago, the island was the place where people of the surrounding villages were buried, before a cemetery was built in that village. Today, gravestones can still be seen on the island, though they are beginning to disappear into the ground. At Traigh an Teampaill, there is a ruined chapel and small graveyard.

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Trip cost per person £52

Under 12yrs old £42

 

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