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Bella Jane Boat Trips welcomes you aboard AquaXplore - our offshore RIBS (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats) to experience the remote and beautiful isles of Canna, Rum, Soay, Eigg and the Cuillin and Loch Coruisk. Breathtaking scenery, unique history and abundant wildlife - look out for Minke whales, Basking Sharks, Dolphins, Porpoises, Sea-Eagles, Puffins and majestic seabirds in this rich marine environment.

 

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We run a wide range of trips from 1 hour to all-day in duration as well as one-way dropoffs and pickups to Loch Coruisk, the Small Isles and South and West Skye. With a fantastic choice of destinations and wildlife-watching opportunities we should have a trip that matches your requirements and makes your day special..!                           

                            (1 hr trip - telephone booking only)

 

Our unique "NO HYPE" money back guarantee on all trips gives you confidence in what wildlife you will see. Its simple - if you don't see the wildlife we promised you get your money back!

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TRIP 1) "EARLY BIRD" TO LOCH CORUISK & CUILLIN MOUNTAINS
(duration c. 20 minutes one-way  PLUS
choice of return trip options from 3 hrs to all day available)
( For climbers or walkers wanting an even earlier start please go to Trip 7 below )

For walkers / climbers or those just wanting to make the most of their day -. take an early trip into the mountains and Loch Coruisk. Return passengers can choose from a later AquaXplore or Bella Jane return sailing - normal Bella Jane fares then apply.

TRIP TIMES: Depart Elgol between 9.00am and 10.00am #

Return times (Elgol): 12.15pm, 2.00pm, 3.30pm, 5.15pm

 # Please telephone prior to the day of your trip to confirm departure time

Adult - One Way £ 16.00
Child (up to 14 yrs) - One Way £ 10.00
   
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TRIP 2) ISLE OF SOAY, CUILLIN MOUNTAINS & SEALS
(duration c. 1 ½ hours)

For visitors with less time - an exhilarating, fun trip for wildlife and sightseeing -

Visit Prince Charles' Cave, then on to the Isle of Soay looking out for basking sharks, dolphins, sea-eagles and porpoises as we travel along. Pause to view Gavin Maxwell's old Basking Shark Station (tidal restrictions sometimes apply) before sailing on into the heart of the dramatic Cuillin mountains. Visit the resident colony of harbour (or common) seals hauled out on the rocks in this stunning setting. Then see Camasunary and Glen Scaladale on the return trip to Elgol.

TRIP TIMES:  Morning (From 10.30am)   Afternoon (From 12.15pm)

NB: Please telephone prior to the day of your trip to confirm departure times

Soay Basking Shark station


Adult £ 28.00
Child (up to 14 yrs) £ 20.00
   
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TRIP 3) ISLE OF EIGG
(duration 3 ½ - 4 hours approx)

Sail to Eigg - a beautiful island with a rich and fascinating history. See the dramatic An Sgurr ridge, Massacre Cave, Laig Bay and the Singing Sands. Watch for basking sharks, dolphins, sea-eagles, porpoises, whales and a rich variety of seabirds as you travel along. Go ashore at Galmisdale in the south east of the island to explore, or visit the tea room and visitor centre. On return to the boat we continue around the island and call by Loch Scresort on Rum on our return to Elgol.

TRIP TIMES:   9.00am   12.30pm

An Sgurr

Adult £ 54.00
Child (up to 14 yrs) £ 44.00
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £ 175.00
   
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TRIP 4) PUFFIN RUN / SMALL ISLES TOUR -

TO CANNA & SANDAY,  SOAY,  RUM
(duration 3 ½ - 4 hrs approx)

Our most popular trip with a great record for wildlife sightings! -

Depart from Elgol jetty and head west through Soay Sound pausing to view the Basking Shark Station (tidal restrictions sometimes apply) before making the half hour crossing to the most westerly and scenic of the Small Isles. Cruise around the base of the dramatic sea stacks and cliffs, home to Fulmars, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Razorbills and between April and July, thousands of Atlantic Puffins. Harbour porpoise, Dolphin, Minke Whales and Basking Shark are regularly sighted in the Summer months. You will then have approx. 1 hr ashore allowing time to stretch your legs or visit the Canna Tea Room. Toilet facilities are available. We will then spend a few moments with the Atlantic Grey Seals before heading back for Elgol along the north coast of the Isle of Rum, pausing en route at Kilmory bay where the Red Deer are usually seen.

TRIP TIMES:   9.00am   12.30pm


Beach Landing

Beach Landing
Adult £ 54.00
Child (up to 14 yrs) £ 44.00
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £ 175.00
   
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TRIP 4M) CANNA/SANDAY MAXI DAY XPLORER TRIP
(duration 8 hrs approx)

Making it possible to spend the 5 ½ hrs ashore to explore these unique islands. You can take coastal walks to the seabirds, visit stone crosses, sheilings and churches or picnic on white sandy beaches. Look out for for basking sharks, dolphins, sea-eagles, porpoises and a variety of seabirds - including Atlantic Puffins from April to July. Toilet facilities are available at the harbour.


Isle of Canna

Isle of Canna
Adult (minimum of 6 normally applies)# £ 78.00

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TRIP 5) ISLE OF RUM - NATURE RESERVE / KINLOCH CASTLE TRIP
(duration 4 hrs approx)

Depart from Elgol jetty and make the short half hour crossing to Rum National Nature Reserve, once called the 'Forbidden Isle'. Look out for Minke Whale, Dolphin and Porpoise on the way - we regularly pause to watch them. You will be landed ashore at Loch Scresort jetty, just a short walk from the extravagant sandstone mansion - Kinloch Castle - Britain's finest example of an Edwardian country house, the second place in Scotland to have its own electricity supply. An exotically furnished and centrally heated castle makes it an ideal destination even on a wet day - The guided tour of the castle takes 1 hr approx. You can also choose from a variety of nature and heritage trails around Kinloch - site of Scotland's earliest known settlement, or relax on the shore of the Loch and look out for some of Rum's shyer inhabitants, such as Otters, Red Throated Divers and the magnificent White Tailed Sea Eagle.

TRIP TIMES:   12.30pm


Rum Castle


Rum Castle

For information on things to do on Rum and Kinloch Castle please click here  (www.isleofrum.com/thingstodo)

Adult £ 50.00 + Tour
Child (up to 14 yrs) £ 42 .00 + Tour
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £ 165.00 + Tour
  (Tour Payable at the Castle - £9.00 adult £4.50 child)
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TRIP 5M) RUM MAXI DAY XPLORER TRIP
(duration 8 hrs approx)

Making it possible to spend 6 ½ hrs ashore. Rum is more rugged than Canna; there are nature and heritage trails around Kinloch for gentle strolls. Good walkers should manage to walk to the summit of Hallival (723m); its slopes are covered in Manx Shearwater burrows (site of the largest colony in the UK), with around 60,000 breeding pairs. Climbers/scramblers should have time to carry on to the summit of Askival - the highest peak on Rum (812m) for fantastic views. Low level longer walks include Harris Bay (site of the Bulloughs Mausoleum) or Kilmorie with its white sandy beaches and the remains of 19th century settlement in the dunes still clearly visible.


Rum Askival and Hallival behind

Rum Askival and Hallival behind

Adult £ 60.00

Minimum of 6 normally applies - See our Questions page for more information.

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TRIP 6) SMALL ISLES TOUR including THE CUILLIN AND LOCH CORUISK
(All day adventure - duration 8 hrs approx - including time ashore at Loch Coruisk, Isle of Canna and Isle of Rum)


The ultimate trip - taking you to the Cuillin, the seals and Loch Coruisk, then on to Soay, Canna and Rum. A packed exciting day of stunning scenery, wildlife and history.

Set off from Elgol into the heart of the Cuillin, then visit the the resident Seal colony before going ashore for approximately 1hr at Loch Coruisk. Walk and explore in this stunning landscape before rejoining the boat where refreshments will be served. Then we sail on to Soay, pausing to view Gavin Maxwell's Basking Shark Station (tidal restrictions sometimes apply) before making the half hour crossing to Canna, the most westerly and scenic of the Small Isles. Cruise around the base of the dramatic sea stacks and cliffs, home to Sea-Eagles, Fulmars, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Razorbills and between April and July, thousands of Atlantic Puffins. Harbour porpoise, Dolphin, Minke Whales and Basking Shark are also regularly sighted. You will then have approx. 1.5 hrs ashore allowing time to explore and stretch your legs or visit Wendy's Tea Room for lunch. We then set off for Rum where we pause at the white sandy beaches of Kilmory bay where Red Deer can often be seen. You will be landed ashore at Loch Scresort and then have approximately 2 hours to explore this beautiful island. Take the short walk to the extravagant sandstone mansion - Kinloch Castle - where guided tours are available (1 hr approx). Alternatively, choose from a variety of nature and heritage trails around Kinloch or just relax by the shore. Then return to the boat for refreshments before setting off on the final leg of our tour back to Elgol.




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(£95 per person subject to a minimum of 10 passengers)

Whole day 8 hour charter price maximum 12 passengers

£95.00 per person

OR

All-day charter

£ 950.00

  (Kinloch Castle - Tour Payable at the Castle - 9.00 adult 4.50 child)
   

 

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7) ISLAND DROPS AND PICK UPS AND GARSBHEINN / LOCH CORUISK

For anyone travelling to or from any of the Small Isles or around the southern or western part of Skye, or Mallaig for example - climbers, walkers, photographers or anyone wanting a convenient and quick transfer or special trip. Also climbers starting a ridge traverse from Garsbheinn or for a really early start at Loch Coruisk please enquire using the link below.


Climbers Disembarking AX

Climbers Disembarking AX


Prices from  (price quoted is for Elgol / Coruisk) £ 16.00 per person
   
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8) PRIVATE, CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL CHARTERS

Surprise friends or family with a day or half day tailor-made excursion. Organise a works outing or treat important clients. For Commercial work, AquaXplore is licensed to carry up to 900 kg of cargo.


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9) COMBINE AQUAXPLORE WITH A GUIDED CLASSIC CUILLIN CLIMB

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