Getting you Close to nature on our Scottish Wildlife Cruises!
You don’t have to be on one of our dedicated Scottish Wildlife Cruises to spot Scotland’s famous five.
Our cruising area of Argyll is home to a number of iconic wildlife species and rarities. Catching a glimpse can often be one of many highlights of any cruise aboard Splendour. With our varied geography and terrain, different areas of Argyll are better suited to spotting different species. Luckily, with years of experience both on and off the water, Skipper Ted knows the local hotspots and tell-tale signs of approaching wildlife.
Onboard you will find many additions to increase your chances of seeing these wonderful creatures. Sport and field binoculars, with 8x magnification and 50mm lens diameter – for true enthusiasts we do recommend bringing your own. Wildlife books dedicated to our environment and our own, ‘Get Wild about Argyll’ area bible. We are also delighted to announce that we are accredited Wildlife Safe Operators by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust. We have joined forces with them and report sightings to their website, cataloging vital data about the cetaceans that both crew and guests see.
We have started our wildlife series with the iconic five and will be adding more as we spot species on our travels. Many of our photographs are our own, or have been kindly shared by guests on board.
Each species that we are highlighting also displays the cruise of choice, for the best chances of your close encounter! We can’t always guarantee sightings of specific species, which is another reason why seeing them can be such a special occasion for both crew and guests. We endeavour to do our utmost.
Don’t Forget Your Camera!
Our first trip but definitely not our last – what an adventure! Untouchable scenery & food & very well looked after. So many fantastic memories. Thank you so much.
Penny & David | Inlets and Islands of Wild Argyll | May 2018
Another fabulous cruise – achieved our dream of going to St Kilda and the Hebrides. Everything was perfect as always, even the weather! A big thank you!
Alister & Elizabeth | Hebrides and St Kilda | June 2018
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Splendour is magnificent. Thank you for a wonderful 3 memorable days.
Hugh & Patricia | Kyles and the Isles | October 2018
Fantastic experience with every care and attention, wonderful food.
Thank you for a wonderful trip. We have enjoyed our adventures ashore, well done chef you amazed us everyday with lovely local foods. Hope to return and venture further.
Helen & Colin | Private Charter | June 2018