Barra Head Marilyn Islands: June 2023


Sandray, Vatersay and Barra from the S. Smaller island to the east is Maol Domhnaich. Credit: MJ Richardson on Geograph

Trip summary

Two separate one-day boat trips with the purpose of summiting the five island Marilyns south of Barra that can only be reached by boat.


18 & 19 June 2023


David Chapman

Trip itinerary

Visiting on both days:

1. Muldoanich (154m). NL 689940
2. Cairn Galtar (207m) – Sanday NL 640915
3. The Hoe (171m) – Pabbay. NL 593872
4. Carnan (273m) – Mingulay. NL 553828
5. Sron an Duin (195m) – Berneray. NL 548802

Places available

The boat will take a maximum of 12 clients on each day, making 24 places available over the two days.

Departure or meeting place

Meet with the boat ‘Boy James’ at Castle Bay, Barra. Arrive by 06:30h for a prompt departure at 07:00h on both days.


Currently not arranged by Trip Organiser.

Suggest this should be organised by each individual independently.

Challenges and competences needed

The ability to get on & off the boat and / or a small tender.

Businesses arranged through

Francis Gillies
Mingulay Boat Trips
4 Caolis
Isle of Barra

01871 810679


The boat costs £1200 per day.

If fully booked over the two days with 24 clients, this will make it only £100 per person.

Reserve or enquire about trip

Please contact David Chapman by email:

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