Soaking up the solitude of the glorious west coast of Scotland need not be a lonely or expensive affair for the solo traveller in search of a unique maritime adventure. With a Majestic Line small boat cruise, going it alone has never been more stylishly sociable or affably affordable with not a single supplement in sight.
For solo travellers looking to discover the hidden beauty of Argyll and the Inner Hebrides, cruising with The Majestic Line is a relaxed and informal affair. Solo guests can enjoy the company of a small group of like-minded travellers, drawn by a love of the Highlands, spectacular scenery and wildlife or just a shared desire to escape from the world.
The Glen Tarsan and Glen Massan vessels of The Majestic Line are lovingly restored wooden fishing vessels, 85ft in length, full of their original charm and character. Their size allows the solo traveller the opportunity to enjoy social time with fellow cruise-mates, as well as the space to relax and contemplate the stunning scenery in peace and solitude. Guests can gather at the bridge to hear the skipper’s sea-faring stories; share binoculars on the top deck looking out for sea-eagles, otters and seals; escape alone to the sundeck to enjoy a good book or just gaze silently across the navy blue sea waters, ready to spot a porpoise or basking shark.
Andy Thoms and his family who run The Majestic Line are local to the area and come from a long line of sea-faring folk. They know these beautiful waters like the back of their hands and understand that the best way to experience Argyll and the Hebrides is by sea. Guests are taken to hidden beauty spots, far off the beaten track and inaccessible by road, so often missed by other travellers to the area. Visits to the local Chieftain’s ancestral home, deserted beaches or ancient ruined castles are just some of the delights on offer with opportunities to explore on land just a tender boat-trip away.
Eating on the Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan is an informal and sociable affair with guests dining boardroom style, allowing opportunities to share notes on wildlife spotted that day, plans for exploring, or just getting to know each other. The meals prepared by the on-board Chef are a gourmet experience, with local produce fresh from the sea and a selection of delicious seasonal specialities, all conjured up in a small galley kitchen and served by an attentive and unobtrusive crew.
For more information visit www.themajesticline.co.uk .