St Kilda Expedition
Basking Shark Encounter
Hebridean Photography Tour
Wildlife Holidays & Expeditions
- Filming for The One Show (clip available here)
- Research vessel for Scottish Natural Heritage and Exeter University's Basking Shark Tagging Project (learn more here)
- Filming for Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan (available to purchase here)
- Photography trip to Staffa and Lunga
- 30th birthday celebration cruise
- Filming for Land Rover's #WeDealInReal Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign (clip available here)
- RYA Motor Cruising training
- "Water taxi" for a wedding party
- Fully catered 3-day cruise around the Inner Hebrides
- Transfer of the Coll rugby team to and from the Mull Rugby Sevens
- 2-day bareboat charter
Contact us here to find out about chartering one of our vessels.
Wildlife GuideTake a look at some of the species we may find during your visit
M/V Bold Ranger is an exceptionally well-equipped and well-maintained motor vessel. Constructed in 1978, she is forty two feet long, displaces 10 tonnes, and has fantastic sea keeping qualities.
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, M/V Bold Ranger has a cruising speed of 10 knots and she carries enough fuel to cover over 1,000 miles, more than enough for the area we operate in.
She is coded to the highest standard by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency with a Category 2 licence, enabling us to carry a maximum of 12 passengers up to 60 miles from shore, with all the required safety equipment and a wheelhouse full of whale-hunting gadgets such as GPS, chart plotter, LOGGER, radar, echo sounder and loads more.
There is comfortable seating on the upper deck and seating for all on the lower deck. The fly bridge (upper deck) provides you with an extra bit of height, enabling you to spot more wildlife. In the saloon there is a range of books for your entertainment...bird, flora and fauna guides, whale identification charts, and so on.
Brilliant trip, this is our 5th and it was fantastic. Many thanks.
Although not cheap we saw more than expected. Good, organised, very friendly personel which is good, informed and scientific. Unbelieveable to come so close to the animals. Thanks a lot!
Very helpful, knowledgeable team wanting to engage. Great day. Thanks
Common seal swimming. You can see the fairly large ear to the left of the eye, with this they are able to hear underwater as well as on land. Their immense sensitivity to sound helps them detect prey underwater.
Basking shark with a 'pink' nose. It used to be thought that this was sunburn, now it is believed it's to do with courtship interactions with other sharks. Look closely and you will see a second shark in the bottom right of the image. There was also a third further in front, just out of shot.
Gallanach Bay, Muck
Bold Ranger at anchor in Gallanach Bay, Isle of Muck. Looking out towards Skye and the Isle of Rum. Photo thanks to the Quin Family.
Frequently Asked QuestionsGot a question? Let's see if we have an answer...
The most important thing is plenty of warm and waterproof clothes. It can be cold at sea, even on the most beautiful of days, so always bring enough layers to keep you warm and dry.
We also recommend you bring binoculars, cameras, sunglasses and suncream.
Food is included with most packages but details will be sent with your welcome information. Info can also be found further up this page.