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Glenfinnan | The world-renowned story of Bonnie Prince Charlie 's fight for the British throne gathered momentum at Glenfinnan where he raised the Jacobite standard and rallied his clansmen for battle.
Mallaig | At the end of the ‘Romantic Road to the Isles’ and the West Highland Railway Line lies Mallaig, just over an hour from Fort William. To go further afield, board one of the ferries either to Skye or to the Small Isles of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna.
Morar | As the Atlantic Ocean rolls in past the Small Isles, its azure shallows tumble on to sparkling white beaches which have long lured photographers and film-makers – none more so than the stretches from Traigh Beach to the silver sands of Morar where 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander' were filmed.
Arisaig | This is the area where the renowned west coast sunset can be enjoyed at its best. There can be no more magical sight than the sun as it disappears behind the islands in a riot of pink, red and purple, setting the mountains of Rum and Skye ablaze with colour.
Lochailort | Loch Ailort cuts its way in from the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The loch, with its clean and sheltered waters was where Scottish fish farming was pioneered. Just a mile further north at Polnish the road passes the old white church which was used in the film 'Local Hero'.
The Small Isles | Unlike many groups each island is distinct and different in geography, agronomy, population and ownership. From Muck in the south, through Eigg with its tooth-like Sgurr, and Rum, mountainous and mysterious in the clouds, to Canna in the north, the Islands offer a wonderful variety of scenery, wildlife and lifestyle.
Knoydart | The Knoydart peninsula is only accessible by boat from Mallaig or by a 20 mile hike on foot. A wonderful area for walking and camping, this is truly a miles-from-anywhere, get-away-from-it-all place. The Old Forge has the accolade of being the most remote pub in mainland Britain

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About Minch

Minch Adventures is a personal charter-boat concierge service in Mallaig. Skipper Billy has over 25 years of experience on the sea and is the perfect guide for a family trip. Billy began life as a trawler-man but his thirst for the adventures the sea had to offer lured him into creating Minch Adventures. Today the business is the 6th most recommended thing to do in Mallaig on TripAdvisor. With its 5-star rating it’s not hard to see why!

Experience life aboard the new vessel Cyfish with a slow adventure around Knoydart the isle of Muck, Eigg, Rum, Canna and Skye. Have the opportunity to spot wildlife and even the possibility of fishing with Minch Adventures. For the literary-inclined the Gavin Maxwell Experience is a must-do; relaxing in the bay, beachcombing, home-baking and otter-watching are just a small selection of what’s on offer on this tour

Previous holidaymakers have called Billy's trip 'a life time memory to treasure' and the 'highlight' of their holiday

It's no surprise that Billy's experience and friendliness are often quoted as some of the highlights of the experience.

Bill's intimate knowledge of the area has given people a unique insight into the area and its history.

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Trips & Cruises

Island life, wildlife, flora & fauna, photography, landscape, Gavin Maxwell itinerary, whale watching, diving... choose your boat package experience.

Cyfish offers you the opportunity to experience this isolated area and many more, such as:

• Knoydart, an isolated peninsula, one of Britain’s most extraordinary and unspoilt wilderness areas. Observe untouched wildlife and experience the magic.

• Hike up mountains and explore the history of the World War II remains of the Mica Mine and many other adventurous walks, such as the Barrisdale Walk.

• Why not also enjoy a freshly homemade lunch of local produce at this striking peninsula and relax at the local dining spots with delicious cuisine available.

Not only does Cyfish offer you the opportunity to experience this isolated area but many more, such as:

• The Isle of Rum an area steeped in history where the earliest evidence of human settlements was discovered within Scotland.

• Experience Kinloch Castle, wild Highland ponies, deer ruts in autumn, golden eagles and other natural wildlife. An extraordinary day out here consists of the boat trip, allowing you to grasp the pleasures of a cruise followed by an overland journey to the west side of this island gem, soaking up everything it has to offer.


Half and whole day sea angling for new or experienced anglers. Charter our sea angling boat with experienced fishing skipper and fully equipped with rods and tackle. Family and child friendly.

Mountain Biking

Off piste, very specialized and individual remote bike locations accessible only by boat. Hire our experienced mountain biker to guide you through our landscape and local wild interactions.

Customer Reviews

Fun day out to Eigg and back - 23rdMarch 2017
'5 star
A fresh start up business that offers us something nobody else does. Bill knows the area well and more importantly knows the people; an interesting memorable trip guaranteed!'
September 2016

'5 star
Day 1 Was a gentle starter Bill took us mountain biking over to Rum and showed us around the Island with hospitality and... entertainment from the locals with fantastic scenery and Golden Eagles Day 2 Over to Knoydart and loch Morar for more natural but quite technical trails and more amazing local Hospitality. We stopped and sessioned the more technical sections which was great for bringing on skills and general confidence. Thoroughly recommended. The boat adds another dimension you don’t get anywhere else as you are straight into inaccessible locations and stunning scenery. The b&b recommended in Mallaig was also top class. '
September 2015


Billy Simmonds
Mallaig Yachting Marina
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