Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye

Skye Coast & Sea

Skye is an Island, surrounded by a rugged coastline which is ready to explore. There are many great boat trips which will guide you to some great locations. If you have your own boat then you can find the hidden beaches that most people never see.

Our Sailing & Cruising guide introduces over 30 anchorages around the Skye coast.

Skye Sailing & Cruising

Skye Sailing Cruising

Sailing or cruising in the waters around Skye is one of the best ways to experience and enjoy all that this area has to offer. It allows you to explore at leisure and to feel quite at one with nature and the peace and tranquility that can be found on the water. By comparison to other more famous overseas cruising areas, or even those to be found further south on the Scottish West coast, the greater area of Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross is still relatively unexplored by many sailors and cruisers. This means quiet anchorages to yourselves with no vying for space or racing to find that perfect spot to drop the hook.

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Day Sailing from Portree

Portree Sailing

Sailing from Portree offers almost endless opportunities to explore the beaches, tiny islets and anchorages of the east coast of Skye and west coast of Raasay. Here are 5 of the best spots, within easy reach of Portree, with its pontoon with fuel and water, visitor moorings and shops. However, the spots are relatively difficult to reach by land, meaning that you will often have them to yourself.

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