Elgol is a Village on the west coast
of the Isle of Skye, 14 miles southwest
of Broadford. Elgol is popular for
a wide range of Boat Trips, Prince
Charlie's Cave, and Spar Cave. The road
out to the Village is one of the most
scenic on Skye.
View a Click on Map for the Area
Attractions and Mountains.
The top image is of Mary's Thatched Cottages at
Elgol, four thatched cottages that can be
booked for holidays on the outskirts of
The second image is looking down to Elgol
Harbour where you can take a number of boat
tours, from leisurely cruisers to fast
Bella Jane Boat Trips
offer three types of boat trips, Bella Jane to
visit Loch Coruisk, the Cuillin mountains, and
view Seals. AquaXplore RIBs for exhilarating
wildlife and sightseeing trips to the Small
Isles. Island Cruiser for Island & Wildlife
Misty Isle Boat
Trips offer trips to Loch Coruisk in the
heart of the Cuillin Hills, also trips out to
Rum, Canna or any of the other nearby islands
looking for Wildlife such as sea birds, golden
eagles, sea eagles, dolphins, porpoises, whales
and basking sharks.
Cave is about 1 mile south of Elgol, can
only be visited during a Low Tide.
Spar Cave is 2
miles south of Elgol. This cave is impressive
but can only be visited for about 2 hours at
1746 - this area was controlled by Clan
Mackinnon, a Jacobite supporting Clan. After
his defeat at the Battle of
Culloden, Bonnie Prince Charlie visited
Elgol while Captain John Mackinnon of Elgol was
helping arrange his transfer to safety in
There is a cave about 1 mile south of Elgol
where Charlie spent a night.
1750s - following the defeat of the
Jacobite's at Culloden, the Highland Clearances
began to make way for large scale sheep
farming, and to reduce the numbers of people in
the Highlands and Islands, so as to reduce the
risk of further Jacobite Risings.
The population at Elgol was dramatically
reduced from this time.
1967 - Seumas Mackinnon began running boat
trips from Elgol to Loch Coruisk using the 12
seater boat Apollo. This company evolved into
Misty Isle Boat Trips.
1991? - Bella Jane Boat
Trips began operating out of Elgol.
AquaXplore fast RIBs joined Bella Jane in the
Today - Elgol is a scenic Village that just
has to be visited, with the road out one of the
top drives in the UK.
The population is about 150, in homes well