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© Copyright Elgol Boat Trips Sea Cruises

Some spectacular cruises on offer. See the Cuillin’s in close up from Loch Scavaig, take a high speed trip to one of many islands, or sail slowly in a glass bottomed boat for an intimate view of the underwater world.

Cruises & Railways in Skye & Lochalsh

Dinosaur Footprint, Staffin© Copyright 2008John Allan; http://commons.wikimedia.org/wikiuser.JohnAllan Walking with Dinosaurs

Jurassic age rocks outcrop on the beach at Staffin, among other places. Soft sands 165 million years ago, these sedimentary rocks have already yielded dinosaur remains, most spectacularly the footprints of a giant megalosaurus, now on display in Staffin Museum.

Sound of Sleat © Copyright Marion Dutcher; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons Garden of Skye »

Sleat, Skye’s south-west pointing peninsula, is sometimes called the ‘Garden of Skye’, because of the comparative richness of the landscape.

The Quiraing, Skye  © Copyright Bob Jones and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ Basalt Columns »

Between Portree and Staffin, an escarpment runs for almost 20 miles. The cliff has broken away in places to form distinctive landforms at the Quraing and The Storr.

© Copyright Richard Dorrell; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en Gaelic »

The Gaelic language has, as part of its heritage, a creative tradition of music, song and poetry little known to most of the other inhabitants of the United Kingdom.

Cuillins © Copyright Alan Bird Climbing

While the Kintail peaks certainly offer some scrambling at places like The Saddle in Glen Shiel, the Cuillins offer serious challenges for the rock climber. Using local guides will ensure a memorable day amongst the peaks.

Eilean Donan Castle © Copyright www.drwphotography.net Historic Castles »

Castles are well-represented in Skye and Lochalsh - in a sometimes stormy tale of warfare and rebuilding over the centuries.

Common Seals, Loch Scavaig, Skye © Copyright Alan Bird Wildlife on the Isle of Skye »

A lonely shoreline means otter territory, then there are both golden eagles and sea eagles. Off-shore you’ll see seals, dolphins and minke whales.

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