Red Moon News

A brave New Year... Posted 14 November 2018

Red Moon Cruises are delighted to be able to offer you an exciting start to the New Year with our cosy winter cruising. We have day cruises, 'a night at anchor' or any of our longer cruises available in January from our winter base at Dunstaffnage Marina. Discover the Sound of Mull area with its winter coat on...

New winter base for Red Moon... Posted 8 October 2018

Red Moon is now settled in her new winter home at Dunstaffnage Marina near Oban. We are available for Autumn and Winter Cruises so please check our Cruise Offers page..we are offering some 'frostbite sailing' to chase away the winter blues in the New Year!

Chasing the Sublime... Posted 12 October 2018

Remember the ‘Contemplating the Deep’ news item about Red Moon’s part in the making of a film about wild swimming in Loch Hourn? Well, here’s the trailer for that film which will be released in May 2019...

BBC Countryfile comes to Skye... Posted 6 October 2018

Just before we left Kyle this Autumn Red Moon was called into service as a film platform for filming an episode of BBC Countryfile starring Matt Baker, a kayak and an otter! We filmed in Loch Alsh and Scott took the crew onto Silver Cloud our trusty tender for some close ups...

Autumns colours cover the hillsides... Posted 19 September 2018

After a truly glorious summer here in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross we move into the less settled weather of late summer and early Autumn. Currently we are experiencing some very lively fronts passing through but so far we have managed to run some fabulous cruises and enjoy the welcome presence of dolphins, more eagles than we have seem before and the odd otter or two - do check out our current Gallery page for some more beautiful photos...

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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Photos from Red Moon Cruises's postJust about now, 11 years ago today Mary was about to walk up the aisle to marry we are happily married and still going strong💕💕💕💕
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Red Moon Cruises gets into Christmas in Scottish Field magazine...
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Christmas Greetings to all our guests, past, present and ...future...could that be YOU?
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Photos from Red Moon Cruises's postA lovely day on the east coast with our friends .... and Scott compares notes with the skipper of the Lady Florence... This completes the birthday celebrations... Christmas here we come!
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Red Moon crew had a great day on the River Ore exploring on the Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant, a sister ship to Red Moon built the same time in the same boatyard
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Photos from Red Moon Cruises's postScott checks out the docks and other landmarks of Liverpool on our crew city break to continue his birthday celebrations !
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A little look back to this summer sunset...lots of other fabulous sunsets and scenic shots are now on view in our Gallery Page. Just drink it in...
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Happy days in Wellington with Krispy dog! Happy 60th birthday to Skipper Scott ❤️❤️❤️
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Photos from Red Moon Cruises's postFirst instalment of Skipper Scott’s big birthday - this Tues 27th! Dinner with dear crew friends Rosie & Tim from our days in the Caribbean and with the Majestic Line. Rosie & Tim now run a gorgeous B&B - “1 ...
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More gorgeous weather here....for now. Views over towards Loch Linhe. First snow seen on hilltops this morning❄️😮
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