Wildlife Photography and Filmmaking

21st – 28th Aug 2021, Mallaig – Mallaig

Focus on: Wildlife Photography and Filmmaking

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Teaming up with marine biologist and wildlife presenter, Charlie Young, we’ll explore the magic of Scotland’s coastline, and one of saltwater Britain’s greatest treasures, with expert sailing tuition from Sail Britain’s founder, Oliver Beardon.

On a journey to discover and document the ocean’s beauty above and below the waves, this week will have a strong focus on wildlife photography and filmmaking. We’ll visit some of the nationally important habitats and sites for wildlife found here, with our expert crew sharing tips and experience on the best techniques and how to work with wildlife.

We will also be aiming to make a short film over the week highlighting the importance of this area in the context of the UK’s marine landscape. The time of year is perfect for sightings of Basking Sharks, whales and dolphins.

Combining wildlife with adventure sailing, this week will give you the unique opportunity to experience Scotland like no other. In few other places around our coasts are you treated to such a feast for the eyes!

About our Trip Leader

Charlie is a conservation biologist with a specialism in marine science. Her work has focused on researching human impacts in our oceans, from climate change to plastic pollution with globally recognised organisations designing, leading and coordinating scientific research. She is happiest when submerged and loves nothing more than salty hair and sandy toes!


The trip fee of £695 covers the cost of the boat, crew, all equipment and training you’ll need onboard, as well as food, fuel and gas for the week. Not included is your travel to and from the start/end points of the voyage and any expenses ashore, although these tend to very limited out in the wilds!

Please see this page for hints and tips about funding your trip if applicable.