Cruising by Fair Isle

Fair Isle, UK
Fair Isle, UK

Just three miles long by one and a half miles wide, Fair Isle is the most remote inhabited island in the United Kingdom, lying around halfway between Orkney and Shetland (it is administratively part of Shetland). [ReadMoreMob]It’s both an important breeding ground for seabirds and a stopping point for migrant species. Guillemots, razorbills, puffins, fulmars, starlings and kittiwakes are among the most common species to look out for.

Under ownership of the National Trust of Scotland since 1954, Fair Isle is one of the 31 sea areas featured in the Shipping Forecast and is famed for its sheep, wild flowers and multi-coloured knitwear, which developed in the early 19th century. There are still small numbers of garments produced by the island’s permanent population of 60 people today.

Cruises to Cruising by Fair Isle

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

Scenic Orkney & Faroe Islands • S215

 Liverpool
Borealis
Sat 17 Jul 2021
5 nights
  • Sail the rugged coastline of the Faroes
  • Spot Sea Birds & Orca
  • Scenic sail the remote Orkney Isles
Duncansby Sea Stacks Duncansby Sea Stacks Duncansby Sea Stacks

Welcoming back Balmoral • L212

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Wed 28 Jul 2021
3 nights
  • See the Sea Stacks at Duncansby & the Needle
  • Spot seabirds such as Puffins & Guillemots
  • Scenic cruise tranquil lochs of Scotland
Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Old Man of Hoy, Orkney

Scenic British Isles & Summer Wildlife • T216

 Dover
Bolette
Thu 19 Aug 2021
5 nights
  • See the Sea Stacks at Duncansby & the Needle
  • Go in search of Sea Birds & Orca
  • View dramatic coastal scenery