There are several options for boat trips from Portree, but the Aspire is the one I recommend.

The owners, crew, guides, caterers and hosts are all the same people - and you couldn't wish for better. Kevin and Pam will look after you well. The Aspire herself is stylish and comfortable, with seating in the main cabin and out on the deck - making the most of the views and giving the best opportunities for spotting the abundant wildlife in the area. You can often see puffins, golden eagles, sea eagles, seals, basking sharks and porpoise on a trip along the Sound of Raasay, together with some amazing coast and mountain scenery. If you are lucky you can encounter otters, dolphin and minke whales too.


As well as private charters and summer sunset cruises, the Aspire offers frequent trips to both Raasay and Rona, each of which is quite magical in its own way. The schedule allows time ashore to explore some of the highlights of these islands.

To cap it all, tea and coffee is offered along with the biggest selection of chocolate biscuits I've ever seen outside a supermarket!

Enquiries and bookings can be made on 07769 701911