Expedition Cruise Vessels

Splendour

Splendour is a beautifully converted Scottish wooden fishing vessel, 20 metres in length, accommodating up to eight guests in four private en suite cabins. The boat's Gardener diesel engine ensures reliability and economy and the vessel is extremely seaworthy while at the same time providing very comfortable accommodation for a holiday afloat.

Splendour's interior has been tastefully fitted out using solid and veneered hardwood. The dining deck saloon is perfect for socialising or relaxing with a good book and for enjoying all the wonderful meals cooked by the onboard chef. Guests meet to chat to the Skipper in the spacious wheelhouse where they can spot wildlife and glean local information about their surroundings.

The outdoor decks are spacious, and perfect for enjoying an alfresco drink while watching the scenery drift by. Kayaks, windsurfers and bicycles can all be stored on deck for those that would like to use them, while many enjoy fishing and helping to lay out the lobster pots to catch the next meal.

Spirit of Fortitude

The Spirit of Fortitude is a 33-metre tri-deck luxury super-yacht and was designed and built as a one-off, specifically as a luxury charter for up to 12 guests. She has six luxurious, well-designed staterooms, each with private dining area, all with their own private en suites with full-size showers.  There are several areas for relaxation both above and below deck including a full-size saloon with bar and coffee area, as well as large comfy sofas and a television area. Brimming with character, she has a hand-crafted interior, designed with a classic Scottish contemporary twist. 

Below deck there is a large library and office area, complete with panoramic windows creating a light and airy feel. Up on the Bridge Deck, the “Whisky Viewing Room” benefits from longer windows and is great for viewing while sitting on a comfy sofa soaking up your surroundings. As the name suggests it benefits from a well-stocked Whisky Bar and is the perfect place to spend your evenings.

There are several outdoor areas. The Sun Deck on the top level has large built in sunbeds, the Bridge Deck enjoys another ample sized sun area with large couches and chairs and a built in sitting area in front of the Bridge is perfect for getting the “skipper’s view”. The Main Deck has a covered sitting dining area to the rear with seating for twelve. The vessel carries two ships tenders for onshore excursions and has accommodation for a crew of five.

Bold Ranger

Bold Ranger is an exceptionally well-equipped and well-maintained motor vessel, combining the ultimate in sea-worthiness with superb craftsman-built, luxury accommodation for up to 12 passengers. Built in 1978 with a 40ft Nelson Hull, renowned for superb sea-keeping qualities and capable of making fast passages in the most adverse weather conditions, during the winter of 2015/16 she was extensively renovated from the deck up, keeping the onboard standards high. Powered by twin 212hp diesel engines, Bold Ranger has a cruising speed of 10 knots and carries enough fuel to cover over 1,000 miles.  

There are six comfortable berths and seating on both the upper deck and lower decks. The fly bridge (upper deck) provides an extra bit of height, enabling you to spot more wildlife. In the saloon, there is a range of guide books on bird, flora and fauna as well as whale identification charts. The wheelhouse is full of whale-hunting equipment and responsible wildlife watching is at the forefront of every cruise the vessels makes.

Glen Massan, Glen Tarsan and Glen Etive

Glen Massan, Glen Tarsan and Glen Etive - Three custom-designed mini cruise vessels allow inshore access to idyllic anchorages not available to bigger cruise boats. The Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan are traditional wooden fishing vessels, lovingly converted to offer three nights and six-night cruises for 11 guests. The Glen Etive undertakes 10-day voyages to Islay, Skye, the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda, with six-day cruises to Skye and the Small Isles with 12 guests on board.  All three vessels offer en suite cabins and charming spacious accommodation, encouraging an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Each has an indoor deck saloon where guests can gather and dine together as well as three outdoor decks for alfresco drinks and canapés and for soaking up the scenery and wildlife watching. 

On board, libraries stocks books on local history, wildlife and attractions and a range of board and other games. There is a plasma screen in the deck saloon where scenes of local history and wildlife can be viewed and a well-stocked bar in the saloon. Twice a day guests have the opportunity to go ashore by tender (a certain level of agility is required). On shore, it is possible to explore the local community, sites of historic interest or to head off for a walk, the crew providing information on the highlights of each stopover for guests. The boats always anchors for dinner, choosing a sheltered and scenic spot to spend the night, often with the chance of a stunning sunset.

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