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Stunning sunsets and glassy seas... Posted 2 July 2018

The last couple of weeks have been truly stunning on the west coast of Scotland and we have been privileged to be cruising around the gorgeous south coast of Skye and the Small Isles. We managed to visit each of the islands - Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna as well as the very big lighthouse on Hyskeir! Outstanding in so many ways...

Contemplating the deep... Posted 23 June 2018

Red Moon has just played host to a film crew who were making a special film for the Outdoor Swimming Society. We filmed in the awesome Loch Hourn which provided a dramatic backdrop for the film and a truly wild swimming experience! Something new to consider on your Red Moon cruise...

True Summer cruising weather... Posted 2 June 2018

Our first two cruises are complete and they were blessed with truly gorgeous weather...long may it last! We visited the Small Isles of Eigg and Canna - the latter a first for Red Moon and we took lots of photos with blue skies and seas - see our Gallery Page. Don't forget you could still snag a bespoke cruise in July and early August or why not book a ‘short summer cruise’ later this June - check out our Availability Page...

Springtime in Skye & Localsh Posted 4 May 2018

Red Moon is now back in her summer base and getting ready to welcome her first guests on board. It was lovely to get here while the daffodils were still out and we are looking forward to the bluebells covering the hills and woods. We are spending a little time at anchor in Loch Duich but expect to be ‘ home on the Pontoons’ next week. Bookings have been rolling in but we still have some spaces in July and August so why not contact us and book your ‘Skye Escape’!

Red Moon relocates... Posted 4 April 2018

Red Moon has left her winter home in James Watt Dock, Greenock and travelled up through the Crinan Canal to her first springtime stop at Dunstaffnage Marina near Oban. We will be staying around the Sound of Mull area for the next month so if you are interested in a cruise here please GET IN TOUCH NOW!

Snow White Red Moon Posted 28 February 2018

Here is a snowy Red Moon waiting patiently in Greenock for some warmer weather to arrive... as are her crew. It’s the time of year to prepare her for the summer season so we have been ensuring all our safety gear is serviced and in order and then we want to start on Red Moon’s beauty treatments...when the weather allows!

Winter home for Red Moon Posted 28 October 2017

Red Moon arrived back in Greenock today and is now settled in James Watt Dock Marina for the winter. We hope this will be a short winter - Easter is early next year and we hope to be cruising again by then!

End of season images Posted 26 September 2017

Red Moon and her crew are nearing the end of a busy and happy first full season here in Skye & Lochalsh. We have a couple more cruises to run in October and then we will be heading south for the winter…Take a look at what we have been up to this summer in our Facebook posts and Blog - all accessible through the website.

'Home' on the pontoons at Kyle Posted 12 May 2017

Red Moon is back in her summer berth at the Kyle of Lochalsh after two great cruises out of Oban and two out of Greenock. We are looking forward to welcoming our first 'Skye guests' of 2017 shortly. Here, Red Moon was 'droned' by the pontoon-master and we have some fab aerial shots - see our Blog and Facebook page for more soon...

En route to Skye... Posted 20 April 2017

Red Moon is currently in Oban getting ready for a couple of cruises to Islay and around Mull. We had a fun trip through the Crinan canal on the way up after completing our first trip of the season with a cruise through the Kyles of Bute to Arran and its lovely distillery.

New season approaching... Posted 1 February 2017

After a settled winter in Greenock we are gearing up for our second season. The bookings are coming in and we look forward to welcoming our first guests in early April. We have added an 'Availability' page to our website to help you plan your cruise with us and we have a fabulous offer for the school summer holiday period - see our 'Cruise Offers' page and book soon as this expires in April!

Red Moon Winter Posted 15 October 2016

Red Moon Cruises is now in her winter berth - this year we are staying close to Glasgow on the Clyde at James Watt Dock Marina. This means we can still be available for short river trips or even as an alternative to land based B&B - please get in touch if you are interested. Here is Red Moon on her voyage south in the Crinan canal.

Autumn 2016 cruise offer Posted 15 August 2016

Come and see Scotland in her finest colours. Already the hills are showing muted heather and bracken colours, which delineate the magnificent hillsides around the lochs. This time of year often brings a spell of settled, favourable weather in which to enjoy the spectacular scenery from Red Moon's wheelhouse and cosy saloon. Call us to book your 2016 September/October cruise with our special 10% discount.

Skye short cruises for Summer Posted 25 July 2016

Red Moon Cruises are delighted to be offering special short cruises from the Kyle of Lochalsh this summer. Join us for a luxury lunch or dinner cruise, or treat yourself to ' a night at anchor'. See our prices page for further details.

Red Moon reaches Skye Posted 13 June 2016

Red Moon Cruises are now operating from the Kyle of Lochalsh. Scott and Mary and MSV Red Moon are settled into their new home within sight of the Skye Bridge. We look forward to welcoming guests onboard to come and explore the fantastic scenery of Skye, the Small Isles and the Scottish West Coast and enjoy the tastes of Skye in Mary's fine food!
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