Here's what our guests say...
Below we have listed a selection of comments and feedback from our guests. We also encourage them to rate us on Trip Advisor and Google review. Please check out our reviews at these links:
"We could not have looked for any more. Great trip, food and hospitality. Having my own boat of similar size and class to Red Moon, I can only say both Scott and Mary run a great little ship and their guests want for nothing. We hope to travel with these wonderful hosts again.This was definitely the highlight of our Scottish trip home from Australia. Well done guys....."
Small Isles Odyssey
"Mary and Scott were both excellent at hosting.....they were very intuitive to our needs and wants and were able to accommodate all of our requests. We felt safe in Scott’s hands and Mary’s cheffing skills were first class (five star dining). Our most memorable holiday ever. Thank you both!"
Wild Swim film shoot
"I spent 4 amazing nights aboard Red Moon cruises in Loch Hourn hosted by Mary and Scott who were extremely hospitable... I loved the fact the location we went to had no signal and although I spent most of my time working and filming for the Outdoor Swimming Society I loved the down time and connection to nature. On our trip I saw beautiful scenery, plenty of wildlife including both jumping and lazy seals as well as deer in groups and plenty of birds. Mary did wonders in the kitchen and coped extremely well with my fussy eating habits! Scott helped tremendously with the shoot and even helped us tender along side the swimmers. Although it was a working trip I came back on land feeling refreshed. Many thanks to Mary, Scott and Red Moon for the unforgettable experience!"
Note from Red Moon : please look out for Danny's film skills in Amanda Bluglasse's unique and moody short film " Chasing the Sublime" - see a trailer for the film here https://player.vimeo.com/video/294774910
Small Isles and deep lochs
“We had a fabulous time on our four night stay on Red Moon. Mary and Scott are the perfect hosts. The bedroom is comfortable and all the bathroom facilities work really well, which is often a concern when you book a boat trip. The boat is easy to get around and spotlessly clean and well maintained. We found it easy to get on and off of the small boat to go ashore. Mary is a whizz in the kitchen and all the food she prepared, tailored to our preferences and appetite, was first class. You see things from a different perspective from a boat and each of the lochs Scott took us to had it's own beauty. In conclusion, we would thoroughly recommend Red Moon to anyone looking for a special experience.”
The Small Isles - complete
"A really fantastic trip all round: the weather, the accommodation, the crew, the food...We all had a wonderful time. Dad's comment was "first class trip". You were extremely accommodating, nothing appeared to be too much trouble even allowing Gez to fish a couple of evenings and steer for a while. The food was divine ... The cabin felt luxurious and the shower was more powerful than the one that we have at home. We were pleased to be able to travel so far and see so many islands in the time. Thank you both very much forgiving us such an excellent holiday."
Skye's Eastern Islands
"More than excellent, outstanding! Everything was perfect, from food to crew, from the vessel to the places that we visit. Thank you again, it was a fantastic experience to have."
Sound of Sleat ending
"Our adult family of four cruised on the Red Moon between Skye and mainland Scotland in September. The Red Moon is a tastefully appointed 54' motor yacht with sails, crewed by Scott and Mary ...The scenery was spectacular... Scott and Mary suggested interesting walks and sites to visit when we went ashore. Mary's cooking is exceptional and on a par with any fine restaurant. Scott and Mary are a friendly, capable, well-organized couple who did whatever they could to respond to our needs and requests...the Red Moon is a wonderful way to see rural Scotland from a unique perspective."
North & South of the Skye Bridge
"Mary and Scott could not have been better hosts. The ship is immaculate and stayed that way throughout our cruise. Mary's cooking is delicious and really impressive considering the limited galley space. Scott handled the boat with skill despite significant storms. There was never a moment of trepidation. They willingly shared their knowledge about the area in which we sailed. They found serene spots for our anchorages and ferried us to lovely places for walks with the tender that is towed behind the Red Moon. Our sleeping quarters were comfortable and the bathroom was roomier than anticipated. Our cruise far exceeded our expectations and we recommend it without reservation".
Romantic evening cruise
"Booked an evening sailing for my girlfriend’s birthday for the two of us. Mary and Scott were super helpful from start to finish - the service was exceptional. The boat was enormous compared to what we were expecting and food was also another level! To my astonishment my request for sea wildlife and a beautiful sunset was not only met but exceeded! We saw porpoises, seals, dolphins swimming alongside the boat and what we now believe to be a basking shark. Incredible evening! Would strongly recommend to everyone!"
Sailing off Skye
"I had a wonderful 3-night cruise on Red Moon with the very capable Mary and Scott. As boaters in the past (we lived on a sailboat more than 25 years ago) we were excited to find Red Moon when we were planning our Scotland trip and jumped on the chance to spend a few days of our vacation to see part of the country from the water. Our cruise took us from Kyle of Lochalsh to Acairseid Mor (Big Harbor) on Rona, where we went ashore for a nice walk the next morning. Then back along the east shore of Raasay to an anchorage at the south end. The next day across the bay to Plockton. Beautiful scenery everywhere, cruising close to shore at times to see waterfalls and more. On the way back from Plockton to Kyle we had dolphins right alongside riding the bow wave. All this with good company, comfortable accommodations, and excellent food. Highly recommended, and we might go back ourselves!"
A great finale to the season
"A wonderful few days on Red Moon with Scott and Mary! This is perfect cruising around some of the most picturesque parts of the UK. The boat is first class and really comfortable and luxurious. Food is superb - definately top notch restaurant level (back on a diet now!!). Lots of wildlife to see - eagles, otters, porpoises, seals, deer and a multitude of seabirds. Very Peaceful and relaxing and pretty good weather for the time of year. Plenty of opportunities for walking in some of the most stunning countryside you could imagine. we are coming back next year for more of the same. Thanks Scott and Mary - you were the perfect hosts."
Argyll Isles Whisky cruise
"I wish there were more we could say than 'excellent'! We honestly had the trip of a lifetime - everything from booking to leaving was absolutely perfect. The set up is fantastic - cabin space, high spec bathroom with lovely products. The food and drink were over and above our expectations - even our picnic - we would have just been happy with a basic sandwich, but it was like a full buffet in a bag!"
Crinan Canal trip
"A thoroughly enjoyable cruise with excellent hosts available 24 hours a day in case of emergencies. Scott is able to turn his hand to all things practical and Mary's food is out of this world..."
Jura-Islay/Lagvullin-Mull honeymoon cruise
" An enormous thank you...for an amazing honeymoon cruise. We really experienced it all and truly appreciate the skill, TLC and friendship we experienced on the good 'ole Red Moon"
"Mary & Scott were the most gracious hosts and spoiled us rotten. From the amazing foods that were lovingly and skillfully prepared and served, the extensive knowledge of the areas we were visiting, incredible seamanship and enthusiasm in teaching navigation, boating, sailing...and my most favorite, the friendship - the whole trip feels like it was a dream."
Around Mull cruise
" Five brilliant days sailing with amazing memories to cherish. Five happy evenings of laughter and conversation with new friends Mary & Scott. Thank you five times over from us all!"
"Very attentive hosts who clearly go out of their way to try and exceed the expectations of theirs guests."
"Enchanting is a word that should capture it all..... but our five days on the Red Moon with Scott and Mary was just so much more than that! .....There is much more I can write but the joy of The Red Moon is discovering all they have to show you yourselves. You will be enchanted I promise you, just as we all were too. Thank you for simply making a holiday such a heavenly treat! "
Skye, Lochalsh & Wester Ross Explorer
"On his last (84th) birthday card, our granddaughter wished my husband a year of "joy-filled" adventures. This one exceeded our expectations. Scott and Mary were very friendly, supportive, caring and thoughtful of our needs as a couple of 80+ year olds. Thank you Mary and Scott for a great holiday, for your care and welcome into your "home", We feel we have made two new friends, and wish you well as you welcome and entertain new guests to the fabulous 'Red Moon'."
Raasay & Wester Ross Experience
"The whole experience was amazing. Scott and Mary are an excellent team. We never doubted Scott's navigational and seamanship and Mary was a superb cook. They both anticipated our every need. On the third day we encountered a pod of dolphins who played in our bow wake for an hour. It was a magical moment! Traveling around the Highland islands by boat allowed us to access coves and walks that were more unusual and off the beaten-track. Thank you!!!"
Rona Wildlife cruise
"Dolphins galore greeted us at the start of our magical voyage aboard the supremely comfortable Red Moon. Porpoises bid us farewell at the end. In between we were delighted to spot graceful sea eagles and cute seals. We were enchanted by the beauty of the anchorages Scott chose and fed fabulously by Mary.
To sum up- it was perfection."
Eilean Donan lunch cruise
"We had a fantastic time and greatly appreciate the attention to detail and care of your passengers that you showed throughout our brief visit. Next time we’ll have to do an overnighter!!"
" Awesome trip, wonderful day trip. The food was fabulous!!!"
Kishorn Islands lunch cruise
" What a most wonderful trip! It has created a great experience and momories that will be unforgettable. You both go way beyond to be sure we have such a great experience. We hope to be back again soon!"
Rona, Raasay & Skye coast cruises
"Had an amazing couple of days on board for my birthday. Scott and Mary are so welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. An unforgettable experience - thank you very much!"
"Could not have asked for a better cruise! ...the company and experience was simply amazing...Mary's cooking was honestly some of the best we had during our 2 weeks in Scotland"....
"Fantastic trip. Excellent hosts, comfortable boat, great food. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring Rona and Raasay"
"Fabulous trip, well done for organising the perfect weather and plenty of dolphions on our first day. Lovely comfortable boat and excellent food and hospitality!"
Special Birthday "Night at anchor"
"To sum up, this was an unforgettable experience and one which Lin is still excitedly telling all her friends about! Every tiny detail is taken care of on board and everything about Red Moon is exceptionally high quality. Scott's knowledge, experience and professionalism as skipper and Mary's skills in the kitchen are both second to none. I simply can't recommend this highly enough."
Two night wildlife cruise
"We had a fabulous 2 night cruise with Scott and Mary on the Red Moon. The accomodation on board was really well laid out and very comfortable, I was particularly impressed with how good the shower was - a lot better than I've experienced in many hotels!
The food each day was fantastic and Mary made sure there was no chance of anyone ever being hungry!
We saw huge amounts of wildlife including a fantastic dolphin sighting which was really up close. The scenery was spectacular and we enjoyed the relaxation of knowing someone else was responsible for the speed and direction.
I've already recommended this to many of my friends and we've only been home 3 days. All round a great experience."
"Our trip was fantastic. Scott and Mary were great hosts and made us feel very welcome and comfortable on the boat. The boat was beautiful, the accommodations were luxurious, with great attention to small details. Mary is as amazing cook. We wished we’d booked for a week."
"We enjoyed an extraordinary 2 night 3 day cruise aboard Red Moon. We are avid sailors and enjoyed sharing many experiences with Mary and Scott. The accommodations on Red Moon are absolutely luxurious, there is nothing you could want. We appreciated all the attention to detail and comfort provided, from the high end quality soaps and lotions in the bathroom to the cozy flannel hot water bottles tucked away in our berths on those chilly nights. Mary is a gourmet cook who prepared the most delightful meals. Scott's experience and professionalism as a skipper was spot on and his enthusiasm for sharing information concerning various navigation tools was appreciated.
During our short stay we visited a quaint village and hiked a beautiful island. Thank you for making our trip such a treat! We hope to return for a longer visit next time."
Autumn Skye Experience
"One of the best views of Scotland, we had an amazing experience. Scott is the heart of the ship and Mary the soul of the experience. Thank you for all the details!"