Prices & InformationHire Charges for 2014 start from £650 per boat, per week, or £423 for a 3 night short break, (Mull of Kintyre - Price Band A) and go up to £2,598 (Torridon - Price Band E). Costs for fuel and a damage waiver are charged in addition.
Weekly prices apply for Saturday start per week. For holidays starting on Friday the following Saturday charges apply, for holidays starting on Monday the previous Saturday charges apply.
Our operating will commence on Friday, 28th March 2014 and finishes on Saturday, 25th October 2014 so the last weekly hires can commence Saturday, 18th October 2014. Unfortunately due to limited daylight and the possibility of extreme weather conditions we are unable to offer hires after the end of our operating season.
Bookings for 2015
If you make a booking for 2015 and book before the end of October 2014, you will receive the 2014 hire charge. Please note: where bank holidays dates change, the equivalent 2014 hire charges applicable for the same bank holidays will apply.
Many of the larger vessels such as Strathspey, Highland Monarch & Balmoral do book up to 12 months in advance therefore we do recommend you book these as early as you can.
To make a booking, please check availability online and complete the request form, or call us during normal office hours (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm) on 01463 236328.
Please note: If you make a booking over the phone, we would still require you to complete the online booking form, confirming that you have read and accept our terms & conditions of hire.
In order to confirm your booking we require an initial payment, see table below. Your balance payment is due 8 weeks before the hire is due to commence.
Hire Charge Initial Payment (per week)
£301 - £500 £125
£501 - £750 £150
£751 - £900 £170
£901 + £180
We accept the following methods of payment.
This may be made over the phone or through WorldPay via a secure server on our website. There is no fee for paying with your debit card.
Credit Card (Mastercard & Visa)
This may be made over the phone or through WorldPay via a secure server on our website. A 2% processing fee applicable for credit card payments.
Our bank details are available on request if you would like to settle payments due by bank transfer. Please note that transfers from foreign banks may attract additional bank charges which must be paid for by the payer or may be deducted from the amount received.
We accept UK cheques but unfortunately not if the hire is due to commence within 6 weeks.
For early bookings we guarantee you an unconditional refund of the money you have paid if, before 15th January (in the year the booking will take place), you have to cancel (for any reason) a holiday booked to be taken from 29th March of that year onwards.
If you have to cancel after 15th January a charge will be applicable therefore we recommend you have a cancellation insurance policy in place at the time of booking. You must telephone us immediately if you have to cancel and on the same day send us written confirmation (email is acceptable). See Condition 6 in our Terms & Conditions for cancellation fees applicable.
At our discretion and subject to availability we may be able to transfer your booking to an alternative date. The hire charge applicable to the new dates or boat class would be applicable.
Fuel Deposit In addition to the Hire Charge you must pay a Fuel Deposit (amount depending on boat class). The deposit paid is enough to cover the average hire, (currently: approximately 190 litres for the larger boats and 150 litres for the smaller vessels). Depending on how fast you travel, how far you go and the weather conditions you may use more than the deposit covers. Your boat is full of fuel on takeover and carries about 550 litres of fuel. When you return at the end of your holiday the boat will be refuelled and payment adjusted against the deposit. Some of the larger boats such as Taransay, Highland Monarch and Balmoral can use quite a lot of fuel if you go quickly or through signifcant use of the central heating on board. The fuel rate applicable is a 60/40 split. This means that 60% is charged at standard road fuel rates and 40% is charged at red diesel rates.
Payment of a non-refundable Damage Waiver is applicable for all bookings. This gives you fully comprehensive cover in the event of accidental loss or damage to your boat, its equipment or if you accidently damage for example another vessel or jetty etc or injure a third party (£5 million limit on liability cover). It does not cover any damage caused by the deliberate or negligent act or omission of you or any member of your party (including where the person concerned is under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any similar substance) or any failure by you to comply with our safety instructions or booking conditions. In this case we reserve the right to make a charge to cover the loss or damage
Fortnight Discount - A discount of 15% off the second week, except Priceband E, when 10% applies.
Short Break Holidays - All vessels (except Strathspey & Torridon) can be booked for a short break cruise (3 or 4 nights), from Fri 2.00pm until Mon 8:30am or from Mon 2.00pm until Fri 8:30am. Isle of Skye, Highland Glen, Highland Monarch, Taransay and Balmoral are not available for short breaks during price band E.
10-/11-nights holidays - All vessels (except Strathspey & Torridon) can be booked for 10/11 night holidays, starting on Fri (10 nights) or Mon (11 nights). From Fri 2pm until Mon 8:30am or from Mon 2pm until Fri 8:30am. The cost being charged at the full weekly rate + 50% of second week. Isle of Skye, Highland Glen, Highland Monarch, Taransay and Balmoral are not available for 10/11 night holidays during price band E.
Group Bookings - Please note that we cannot accept bookings for Stag and Hen parties. For certain groups we reserve the right to apply an additional security deposit of £150 per person on arrival (see condition 11 in our terms of hire). If you have any questions about group bookings then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Pets - Pets are permitted on all vessels except Torridon and Isle of Skye. Eriskay class has one vessel which is pet free, if you would like to book this particular boat please speak to the boatyard directly. The cost is £35 per pet , per week (min. charge £35), payment to be made at the time of booking. We kindly ask our customers to bring pet blankets or baskets and to ensure that the pets do not lie on the bedding or seating.
Fishing - It is not permitted to fish for salmon or use salmon fishing equipment. You can fish for trout, pike and eel. If you need to purchase fishing equipment and/or bait then this can be done locally at Grahams of Inverness.
Bike Hire - Bikes are available to hire from the boat yard. Pre-booking is essential. The costs are £45 per bike, per week or £30 per bike for a short break. We also have a child's bike (suits 8-10 yr old) available for £35 per week or £20 for a short break. You may be asked to pay for the bike hire in advance with your balance.
Secure car parking - Parking is available at the boat yard (at your own risk), free of charge.
Pick-up and return time for all vessels: Your vessel will be reading for boarding sometime between 12:00 hrs and 14:00 hrs, although Skipper and crew briefings start from midday (12:00). All boats have to be returned and vacated by 8:30am.
|Weekly Prices in Pounds Sterling||Date Bands|
|Isle of Skye||2-4||767||896||1065||1170||1404|
|Mull of Kintyre||3-4||650||747||896||985||1085|
|3 Day Break Prices in Pounds Sterling||Date Bands|
|Isle of Skye||2-4||499||582||692||761||n/a|
|Mull of Kintyre||3-4||423||486||582||640||705|
|4 Day Break Prices in Pounds Sterling||Date Bands|
|Isle of Skye||2-4||537||627||746||819||n/a|
|Mull of Kintyre||3-4||455||523||627||690||790|
|Date Bands 2014|
|A||26 Sep - 23 Oct|
|B||28 Mar - 03 Apr|
|C||04 Apr - 22 May, 12 Sept - 25 Sep|
|D||23 May - 03 Jul, 22 Aug - 11 Sep|
|E||04 Jul - 21 Aug|