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LITTLE CUMBRAE TOURS

Discover the hidden treasures of Little Cumbrae with Clyde Charters on our former Royal Navy Tonka vessel. 

Little Cumbrae, fondly known as Wee Cumbrae, is situated in the Firth of Clyde off the Ayrshire coast, immediately to the south of Great Cumbrae with the Isles of Bute to the west and Arran to the south west. 

Despite only being approximately 1.8miles in length and 0.9 miles at its widest point, this little island is full of glorious hidden gems and offers stunning views across the water, especially from Lighthouse Hill, the highest point at around 405 feet.

 

The island is very unique in comparison to the likes of Millport – remaining beautifully rugged, uninhabited and untouched – there are no ice cream shops here! It is characterised by steep coastal cliffs, inland hills which rise steeply in places, interspersed with streams and several inland lochs – making this location a fun and challenging adventure for those who are fit to enjoy the tougher terrain. 

 

Another highlight of this fantastic day out is the famous ‘Kylie’ the dolphin. Kylie is a very inquisitive and friendly dolphin who likes to say hello passers-by. Though roaming wild and free we can’t guarantee she will always make an appearance, our experienced Skipper Ronnie knows the best places to try and find her.

SUGAR BOAT TOURS

Explore the wreckage of the Sugar Boat in Greenock with Clyde Charters on our Tonka vessel. 

While moored on the River Clyde on the 27th January 1974 waiting to unload its cargo of raw east African sugar for the Tate & Lyle refinery in Greenock, the MV Captayannis was battling a storm of 60 mph gusts.

The ship drifted into anchor chains of another vessel, subsequently causing a catastrophic hole in the hull. By heading the ship towards a sandbar, the Captain was able to save his 30-strong crew.

She settled at a 90 degree angle to the water where she has remained ever since. Over the years, she has become a haven for various birds and sea-life animals who have made home in the wreckage.

The wreck has become a landmark of the River Clyde and provides a unique opportunity to explore a piece of history from our local area.