Need a boat? ~ ~ ~ Call CALANNA.
Calanna is not currently taking bookings.
Calanna is Knoydart's local charter boat based in Inverie. Fully licensed and insured for 12 passengers. She is a Lochin 33, (the same hull as used by the RNLI for their Brede class Lifeboat). Comfortable and sea kindly, fast or slow with a large, safe deck.
Calanna is named after Calum and Anna, her skipper Iain Wilson's two children. Iain, who lives on Knoydart and farms at Inverguserain, has been sailing round Knoydart and the Small Isles for over 30 years dropping off hill walkers, whale and shark watching, picnicking, fishing, photographing wildlife, or just enjoying the craic on a wee sail up the loch. We can tailor a trip for your needs.
Community Market Garden
The Community Market Garden is located to the east of Inverie Bay. Follow signs for the Knoydart Foundation Bunkhouse - the garden is set behind the stone wall on the right hand side of the road, just before the bunkhouse.
The community garden is currently only open to plot-holders.
The Knoydart Community Market Garden has been brought back to life over recent years through the hard work of local gardeners, and is well worth a visit. Vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers - you name it, it's probably in there. The site provides two large poly-tunnels for year-round produce and has been divided in to plots for individual and communal use.
Feel free to have a wander round and see what's growing, enjoy a packed lunch at one of the garden benches or collect some fresh salad from the 'Pick Your Own' section.
Knoydart Bike Hire
Why walk when you can ride? Run by the Knoydart Foundation, when you hire a bike from us you’re putting money back into the community for housing, jobs and services. The Bike Hire service enables visitors to explore more of the Knoydart peninsula. There are ten bikes for hire of all sizes from kids to adults. You’ll be renting a specialised mountain bike ideal for exploring the peninsula’s roads and tracks. You can hire from 1 day upwards and bikes are available seven days a week year round. Book your bike hire online via the link above.
Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service is currently closed.
The Ranger Service is often the first port of call for visitors to Knoydart. Here, by the Knoydart Foundation Display Room, you can find lots of information on activities and outdoor events, as well as ask advice about exploring the area.
We run regular guided walks throughout the season, and private guided walks and landrover tours are also available - please click on the images below for more information.
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 so 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 trips ‘a life time memory to treasure’ and the ‘highlight of our holiday’ (TripAdvisor Reviews). It’s no surprise that Billy’s experience and friendliness are often quoted as some of the highlights of the experience. His intimate knowledge of the area has given people a unique insight into the area and its history.
Red Moon Cruises offers a bespoke and exclusive cruise experience in the waters around Skye, Wester Ross, Lochalsh, Lochaber and the Small Isles. We can carry two to four guests for any number of nights and we also offer some Scottish Short Cruises. Our cruises are tailor-made to suit our guests preferences and to make the best of the area within the constraints of time and tide. Please take look at our Red Moon video here.
As well as a friendly, comfortable, delicious and luxurious onboard experience we want our guests to enjoy all the area has to offer in terms of scenery, wildlife and places to explore ashore. We particularly like to reach those hidden spots you can really only get to by boat… If you are an island - bagger, the nearby Small Islands are a must - history, landscape, wildlife, walking - it’s all there for you to enjoy from your floating home... The deep sea lochs of Hourn and Nevis off the Knoydart peninsula are one of our favourite places to cruise offering sheltered conditions, sublime scenery and a real sense of exploration and escape. We have had some of our best wildlife sightings here!
Award winning short film ‘Chasing the Sublime”, about the challenge of wild swimming, was filmed entirely on location in Loch Hourn and from Red Moon which acted as mother ship for the film crew. You can view the majesty of this loch here. We hope you will join us on an exploration of this fabulous area….
Red Moon Cruises
Water Skills Academy
This is a journey into one of the most spectacular areas of Europe. We will be gliding through the Lochs of the West coast, an amazing wilderness area cut off from the mainland road network, surrounded by majestic mountains and deep lochs. Deep in the heart of the West coast region we will find true wilderness, wildlife and adventure. This stunning area of Knoydart is steeped in history and its remoteness is breathtaking.
This holiday is fully catered and guided by qualified and highly experienced SUP Expedition Guides on a low client to guide ratio. For more details get in touch.
Click here to view a film of our Scottish SUP Adventure.
The WSA are passionate about wild places and are the only company guiding Stand Up Paddleboard journeys in this area. The WSA is a 1% for the Planet business member.
Western Isles RIB Adventures
RIB Adventure ~ Wildlife Cruises ~ Remote Drop Off
Big Dipper is a RedBay 10 passenger, partially enclosed Code 3 RIB. Cruising at 26 knots with a max speed of 40 knots we can get you anywhere you want to go. The Big Dipper offers comfortable and safe transport to and from Knoydart, and surrounding area. Charter for an hour, half day or even a full day.
Get dropped off for a BBQ on a remote beach; plan a wilderness walk and we'll drop you off at the start and pick you up at your end destination; or allow us to take you on a wildlife adventure. The waters are frequently visited by a variety of birds, seals, porpoises, dolphins, whales and basking sharks. We will help you plan a trip you'll never forget.
All boats are Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) inspected, carrying all appropriate safety gear (including life rafts) and fully qualified staff. Please note all trips are weather dependent and the skipper has the final say if the trip will go ahead.
Wilder Ways offers you an opportunity to take our experienced horses on an exhilarating journey through some of the lesser known wilds of Scotland. Whether you are an adventure seeker wanting a trip of a life time; someone looking for a trip to build up your confidence; a family; or a complete beginner dreaming about your maiden voyage on horseback, we have an adventure to suit you.
In the spring of 2021, the Wilder Ways team will be heading off grid to Scotland’s last true wilderness in the west, Knoydart.
For the full Knoydart schedule and to book please visit our website via the link above.
Wood Knoydart Workshops & Courses
Wood Knoydart is currently not open for workshops.
Our green woodworking courses offer a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and take home a bit of Knoydart crafted by your own fair hand. A real hands-on way to experience Knoydart.
Stool Making ~ Join the Wood Knoydart team to craft your unique rustic stool. Our hands-on one day workshops are a great way to learn traditional green woodworking skills and techniques and experience the satisfaction of making.
Spoon Carving ~ Come and make your own Knoydart spoon! We are delighted to be working with Jill Swan to offer you a one day and two day course option so you can choose to have a wee taste or a more in-depth delve into spoon carving.
Woodland is an integral part of the spectacular Knoydart landscape. The natural beauty of the woods can be enjoyed by exploring the network of woodland paths and tracks. You can take a stroll in Inverie Woods and spot the various sculptures or for a more adventurous experience try out the challenging downhill mountain bike track or the gentler fun loop. In summer months you can join us on a guided walk in the woods.
Leaflets and more information are available in the Knoydart Foundation display room and in the KFT “bus shelter” outside Knoydart Pottery & Tearoom.