General Information

DEPARTURE POINT

Our trips all depart from Kylesku, Sutherland in the far north west of Scotland (unless agreed otherwise in advance).

Sat Nav Postcode – IV27 4HW

The meeting point for trips departing is on the Kylesku slipway outside the hotel.

kylesku hotel slipway

ARRIVING BY ROAD

Kylesku is on the Scottish mainland. The AA route planner website is useful for calculating drive times.

AA Route Planner

Approx normal drive times to Kylesku are as noted below, however, allow additional 25% time to allow for slow-moving summer traffic and congestion:

  • From Inverness – 2 hours and 5 minutes.
  • From Ullapool – 50 minutes
  • From Durness – 1 hour
  • From Glasgow – 5 hours 05 mins
  • From Edinburgh – 5 hours 05 mins

ARRIVING FROM LONDON

Public transport options include:

  • Caledonian Sleeper train from London to Inverness followed by – see ‘Public Transport’, below.
  • Fly from London to Inverness followed by – see ‘Public Transport’, below.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Citylink provide a fast bus service between Inverness and Ullapool with several services per day.

Kylesku is connected with Ullapool and Durness, by a limited regular bus service. Plan your journey on the Traveline Scotland website.

Travelline Journey Planner

CLOTHING

Footwear suitable for walking is a good choice. If joining us for a landing trip please assume ground can be uneven, steep, soft and wet underfoot. Warm waterproof clothing (jacket, trousers, and footwear) to wear on board the boat to enjoy views from the rear deck during the journey, which may be wet from sea spray.

FOOD AND DRINK
Unless stated otherwise in your joining instructions, passengers require to be self-sufficient for food and drink and require to bring their own food and drink.

TOILET FACILITIES

There is a toilet on board the boat in which you will travel.

MOBILITY

We indicate that a requirement for travellers is to be independently mobile with a reasonable level of agility. We have categorised each of our trips with a ‘Difficulty’ rating. Please see our ‘Difficulty rating’ guide.

SEA SICKNESS

Although we have minimal instances of seasickness, for longer days at sea customers may choose to take steps to minimise the risk by using sea-bands/ travel bands (£8 from Boots/ £6 from Amazon), Stugeron, Kwells, or some other form of motion nausea deterrent. Some customers speak highly of Scopoderm travel sickness patches – available over the counter without a prescription at pharmacies – approx £9.

CAMPING GEAR

We may be able to provide rental camping kits.

LUGGAGE AND EQUIPMENT

Luggage and equipment will be carried in a dry locker space and requires to fit through the locker access doorway sized 540mm x 820mm. Unless agreed otherwise in writing all luggage and equipment including camera equipment is carried at owners’ own risk.

PETS

Pets are not permitted on our boat trips.

MINIMUM AGE

Please note that on the detailed information page for each tour we have indicated minimum age requirement. The minimum age has been set by us based on our experience in operating boat trips and in the interests of safety for the young person and enjoyment of other passengers.