Captain Nick, the Lady and the Sea Eagles

"Will we see any Sharks?" asked a little boy as Captain Nick steered an easterly course around the southern tip of Ronay (an uninhabited island) and out into the Minch between North Uist and Skye.

We were on board the "Lady Anne" in warm sunshine and calm seas for an afternoon of wildlife watching in an especially wild and remote area of North Uist. The jagged Cuillin mountain range of Skye looked sensational on the eastern horizon and we had good views of the mountains of Harris before steering west through a channel beside Flodaigh Mor, towards the mountain of Eaval. This is a seldom visited, secret area best reached by small boat.

Stags swimming in the sea, seals, heron, shag, cormorant, garnets, red deer and two massive white tailed sea eagles kept us company. No shark sightings today though!

Every Scottish Island holiday needs a boat trip and we can highly recommend Nick and the Lady Anne. At just £25 per person it's a steal - but don't tell Nick?

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Balranald Bay View is situated on the Isle of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.


The Outer Hebrides are a chain of unspoilt islands full of wildlife and dramatic scenery. They are to the west of Scotland.