Day trips run from Arisaig to the Small Isles of Eigg, Rum and Muck, and from Mallaig to various destinations such as Skye, Knoydart, Loch Nevis and the Crowlin Islands.

Arisaig Marine sail to the islands of Eigg, Muck & Rum aboard the M.V. Sheerwater with time ashore to explore these beautiful and contrasting islands.

The Knoydart Ferry runs 1hr. wildlife cruises out of Mallaig.

Sea.Fari Adventures run Sealife and Wildlife Boat Trips from Mallaig 

Loch Shiel Eagle Watch Cruises offer unique guided Eagle-Watch cruises aboard the historic MV Sileas on the beautiful, sheltered waters of Loch Shiel. Share local skipper Jim Michie's eighteen years experience of spotting Golden Eagles, White-Tailed Eagles, Red-throated Divers, Hen Harriers, Red Deer, plus a wide variety of other wildlife, while learning the History and Geology of this special, remote and unspoiled part of the Highlands of Scotland.

SEA KAYAKING Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre, based within the grounds of the Arisaig Hotel, offer guided trips in the area, with gear provided, as well as longer expeditions, and have double and single sea kayaks, Canadian canoes and SUPs. Prior booking recommended to avoid disappointment.
ARCHERY Arisaig Archery is next to the Arisaig Hotel. Fun for all the family. Phone or email to book in advance where possible. Tel. 07479 793 978. Email: [email protected] Web: Facebook:

There is walking to suit every degree of ambition, from a gentle stroll at the beach to Munro bagging. If you plan to go walking in the mountains while you're here, check the mountain forecast at Mountain Weather Forecasts. If you fancy an ascent of Ben Nevis then do your homework first or book yourself a guide. Other services available if you Google it! 

Coastal Ranger Guided walks are available - check the Highland Council website.

Minch Adventures will take you out for an adventurous day out up Loch Nevis.

GOLF Traigh (pronounced Try) golf course, 9 holes, is right by the edge of the sea a mile from the village

Bikes are available to hire at the Arisaig Hotel if you want a bike to explore the local area. Book in advance with John at West Coast Cycle Hire and pick up your bikes when you get here, or enquire at the hotel reception.

Bike hire is also available at Nevis Range. If you're looking for a challenge, Nevis Range downhill (just outside Fort William) is one of the longest and most physically demanding on the World Cup circuit. The trails in the Leanachan Forest offer some of Britain's best terrain, ranging from gentle family trails through to international standard race routes. There are over 25 miles of forest tracks to explore on foot or bike, all with the stunning backdrop of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Ride Fort William has suggestions for routes to suit all levels of rider. 

See Minch Adventures for an adventurous off-piste day out.


Loch Morar offers a great variety of fishing whether fishing from the bank, fly fishing from a drifting boat using traditional loch style or trolling the deeper water for the large ferox trout and salmon. Fishing season dates on Loch Morar are: 15th March to 6th October, permit required. Boats available for hire.

For sea angling book a day out with Minch Adventures and be sure to catch yourself a fish or two. 


Sheltered inshore diving in scenic Loch Nevis (Loch Heaven) or offshore, remote areas expeditions to pinnacles, walls and wrecks tailor made to suit your needs. Contact Minch Adventures

SWIMMING We have a lovely indoor pool at Mallaig, which also has a gym, sauna and a jacuzzi -  a great place for the family on rainy days!
BEACHES Lots of sandy beaches and rock pools all along the coast north of Arisaig.
STEAM TRAIN The Jacobite steam train runs between Fort William and Mallaig during the summer months. Described as one of the great railway journeys of the world this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis! Adavnce booking essential.
HIGH WIRE Exciting treetop courses for all ages at High Wire Adventure at Nevis Range, Fort William

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